For More Complex Arguments
For More Complex Arguments:
More complex arguments make for more rewarding grading! A brief amount of class time can pay huge dividends!
- Demonstrate the various types of weak theses and the ways to address them with this handout.
- Choose a text (or issue, event, object, or phenomenon) that students won’t be writing on, then, as a group, go through the stages of developing a motivated thesis about it. This exercise models the thinking that students need to do. Follow up by asking them to draft a thesis of their own.