Posted: October 27th, 2022
Note: Be sure that the source you choose is an editorial opinion, not a news story. See this example (Links to an external site.).
What is the main claim or final conclusion of the editorial? What are the supporting premises for the main claim? What premises are missing?
What type of argument is this? Deductive? Inductive?
Is the argument made in the editorial valid? Sound?
After analyzing the structure of the argument, consider whether you see common ground with your own perspectives and where you see room to make counter claims. For a good example of how you might approach this, see pp. 39-48 of Van Cleave (2016).
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