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  • Guide: Writing Arguments: An Overview
    attorneys arguing a criminal Who dunnit The prosecutor claims the gardener did it The gardener s attorney says Prove it The burden falls on the prosecutor arguing the case to supply the damning evidence The defense need only counter the claim with an argument casting doubt on the prosecution Facing the same audience each attorney will try to persuade the jury The judge sees to it that the arguments are presented in an orderly fashion One will inevitably hold more water than the other After considering the merits of each the jury will return The bailiff will hand the judge a folded piece of paper The verdict will either be Guilty the evidence is overwhelming the gardener did it or Not it s doubtful the gardener did it the evidence was insufficient An argument is a formal presentation of evidence that supports a particular claim or position regarding an issue of interest to a specific audience Its persuasive strength rests on the rhetorical skills of the author the art of wielding the rational emotional and stylistic tools of language in a skillful and conscious effort to persuade Its logic is built upon rational premises and follows to a conclusion reasonable

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  • Guide: Drafting an Argument
    Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Writing CSU Guide Drafting an Argument As with other aspects of writing an argument your organizational strategy will vary according to the requirements of its disciplinary context your knowledge and level of expertise within the field and your previous experience preparing arguments There are probably as many ways to draft an argument as there are arguments however there are a few tried and

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/guide.cfm?guideid=56 (2015-10-15)
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  • Guide: Parts of an Argument
    Listen Establish Common Ground Clarify or Define a Problem The Argument Presentation of Evidence Acceptable Academic Evidence Acceptable Field Specific Academic Evidence Refuting Opposing Positions Using a Counter Example Outlining an Opposing Position Appealing to the Audience The Conclusion Reflecting Your Introduction Summarizing Key Points Logical Synthesis Evaluating the Solution Call to Action Emotional and Ethical Appeals Citations Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Writing CSU Guide

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  • Guide: Planning an Argument
    Guide Planning an Argument An argument mediates among many concerns the knowledge interest opinions and position of the author as well as that of the audience and the language style and organizational expectations of the discipline in which it is based Each of these concerns is an individual element contributing to the overall context Before beginning to construct an argument it s a good idea to answer a few self

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  • Guide: Reviewing and Revising an Argument
    Contributors Citation Writing CSU Guide Reviewing and Revising an Argument Finishing a draft of your argument is an important milestone but it s not the last step Most arguments especially research based arguments require careful revision to be fully effective As you review and revise your draft you might discover yourself reconsidering your audience and then revising your focus You might then reconsider your evidence and revising your claim Reviewing

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  • Guide: Book Reviews
    Guide Book Reviews A book review addresses the subject matter of a literary work and assesses effectiveness and value Book reviews keep publishers and the public aware of what is being thought and written in a wide range of subjects When a new book is issued copies are sent to reviewers subsequent reviews appear in literary magazines academic journals newspapers and other periodicals People everywhere depend on book reviews to

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  • Business
    instruct and support those who wish to develop or improve a set of writing skills that will have practical applications in the business environment Included are annotated examples online templates and step by step guides for writing common business documents such as letters memos email and press releases Business Documents Tweet HELP SITE INDEX ABOUT THIS SITE CONTACT Writing CSU is an open access educational Web site supported by Colorado

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  • Guide: Business Email
    the Net Netiquette Rules Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Writing CSU Guide Business Email Email is an electronic computer assisted online communication tool In the business world it is used to transmit virtually every type of correspondence the daily conduct of business requires Simple messages memos and letters complex reports tables of data graphs and charts blueprints pictures you name it If it can be generated by scanned into or downloaded onto a computer it can be electronically sent through cyberspace to another computer Whether delivered to the inbox of a computer located on the other side of the building or on the other side of the world the correspondence an email contains arrives at its destination faster than a speeding bullet Well that might be a slight exaggeration but the point is email is communication at the click of a button and a speedy delivery system all in one In this guide you will read about writing business emails helpful tips on formatting business email the law and business email and business netiquette yes folks Internet etiquette Each section provides useful information and samples to assist you in becoming more proficient at using email to

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