The Argument Culture by Deborah Tannen discussion

The chosen article topic is: The Argument Culture by Deborah Tannen.

(Reid, S. P., & DelliCarpini, D. (2017). The Prentice Hall guide for college writers (11th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson. ISBN: 9780134216577.)

To complete this assignment successfully:

  1. Identify a topic from the many covered in the List of Approved Articles for Writing that is relevant to your life and goals. This topic may pertain to your academic program and interests, your current or future career and goals, or one of your personal passions. ( Note: you will not use any sources from your textbook for this essay. The only sources you will employ in this essay will be peer-reviewed, scholarly library sources. No sources from your textbook or elsewhere will be acceptable.)
  2. Identify a viable debate within this topic (that is, an arguable concept over which scholars and academics or professionals in the field may hold differing opinions).
  3. Research your topic and identify two scholarly, peer-reviewed articles that appeal to you and which both clearly and firmly present opinions on your topic.
    • Again, note that the only sources you may use for this assignment, and for your Argumentative Essay as a whole in Units 7–10, are peer-reviewed scholarly library sources.
  4. Read your peer-reviewed, scholarly library articles several times, taking careful notes on the authors’ viewpoints on your topic.
  5. Identify your own stance on the issue, creating a single statement that forwards your argument and that illustrates how your opinion is situated in the larger debate.
  6. Carefully review the following:
    • The Prentice Hall Essential Guide for College Writers:
      • Pages 298–302, Argumentative Appeals, covering logic and reason; character, credibility, and ethical appeal; and emotion (or logos, ethos, and pathos).
      • Pages 336–345, Arguing: Writing Processes.
  7. After you have reviewed these items, perform structural prewriting for your argumentative essay that focuses on voice, purpose, and audience by listing at least five items in support of your stance. Draw on the argumentative appeals of logic and reason; character, credibility, and ethical appeal; and emotion (logos, ethos, and pathos) and list at least two opposing viewpoints, or arguments that reasonable, educated scholars or professionals may make against your stance.
  8. Compose your prewriting for the Argumentative Essay. Include the following:
    • Your thesis statement (your stance on the issue in a single statement that forwards your argument and which illustrates how your opinion is situated in the larger debate).
    • The authors and titles of your two peer-reviewed scholarly library articles.
    • Your full list of at least five items in support of your stance, each of which draws on an argumentative appeal of logic or reason, character, credibility, or emotion.
    • Your full discussion of at least two opposing viewpoints, or arguments that reasonable, educated scholars or professionals may make against your stance.
    • A statement of how you will avoid bias in your argument and of how you will carefully consider audience, purpose, and voice.
  9. When you have finished your assignment, carefully and very thoroughly read through the Inventing Argument Scoring Guide before submitting your work. Read and comprehend all categories in the scoring guide, asking your instructor if you have any questions about any element of these criteria. Do not finalize and submit this assignment until you have taken this step.
  10. Submit your essay prewriting in a Word document with full and proper APA formatting.

Argumentative Essay sample attached.

 

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