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I have to Choose a persuasive article of at least 750 words about a subject you are interested in. (You may choose an article from our textbook, Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum, or from any other source). Then write a critique of that article based on the techniques described in Chapter 2.
Your goal is to be published in the same source that the article you are critiquing came from.
Minimum number of sources:three
Techniques for critiquing others’ arguments
1)Identifying the thesis, topic sentences and supporting evidence of the argument.
2)Summarize the argument you are critiquing. (Include name and author of argument.)
3)Provide needed context for the argument if the writer doesn’t. (Provide facts and description of circumstances your argument’s writer did not include [this is not always intentional].
4)Check their facts and check their sources.
5)Be aware of biased language. Be aware of connotative word choices.
6)Before accusing your author of deception or bad faith, have the evidence.
7)Look at the assumptions guiding the author’s thinking.
8)Identify any logical fallacies and show how they don’t work. (Does the writer know better?)
9)“To What Extent Do You Agree and/or Disagree with the Author?”
10)Bonus: To what extent does the author’s class, race, gender, nationality based viewpoint(s) affect what he/she says? (a separate category of assumptions)