Explanations edit Main article: Explanation While arguments attempt to show that something was, is, will be, or should be the case, explanations try to show why or how something is or will. Carlos Chesevar, Ana Maguitman and Ronald Loui, Logical Models of Argument, ACM Computing Surveys, vol. Example: All metals expand when heated, therefore iron will expand when heated. Students love the Prezi style and beg me all the time to make more of them. Think of the arguments that you construct in your persuasive essays as battles that you must come prepared for with plenty of evidence for your claims as well as defenses to potential challenges to your positions. Similarly, you might group all of your points that you make refuting opposing views together at the start of the body of your paper or at the end of the body. Defeasible arguments are based on generalizations that hold only in the majority of cases, but are subject to exceptions and defaults. Have you noticed that in action movies, the hero usually seems to have an endless supply of weapons and ammunition, and he always makes just the right moves? Includes: Elements of Argumentative Writing Prezi lecture featuring interactive elements, high-interest embedded video clips, and clear explanations of claim, reasons, evidence, and placement of counterclaims (25 Prezi slides). Attacking Faulty Reasoning, 5th Edition, Wadsworth, 2005.
If, in the second case (2) she is too heavy, or too old, she will not be interested in studying and becoming a dancer. 12 Major Premise: Source E is an expert in subject domain S containing proposition. Each premise and the conclusion are truth bearers or "truth-candidates each capable of being either true or false (but not both). Two well-written student essays (one pro, one con) on the topic of whether energy drinks should be allowed to be sold to minors; formatted with MLA guidelines and includes Works Cited pages for help writing essay both essays (6-page PDF). People often are not themselves clear on whether they are arguing for or explaining something. Some examples: All Greeks are human and all humans are mortal; therefore, all Greeks are mortal. The form of argument can be shown by the use of symbols.