The critical evaluation essay
Assignment Instructions Instructions:
1) Your first essay - the critical evaluation essay. In this essay, you will be critically evaluating a classic argument. Do not use your forum for your essay.
Choose one argument from the historic American or global works listed in the "Supplemental Readings" section. Decide whether this argument is successful or not. If you decide this essay is successful, discuss why. You may use the structure of the argument, the tone, and the various types of support (ethos, pathos, and logos) as proof of the argument's success. Make sure that your thesis has an introduction that contains a hook and a thesis, body paragraphs that discuss one proof at a time (one paragraph per example), and a conclusion. If you decide that the essay is not successful, then discuss the fallacies that the argument makes. You are still required to have a strong introduction (hook and thesis), body paragraphs that discuss one fallacy at a time, and a conclusion. You may also discuss how the essay is successful with reservations. In this case, point to both the support and the fallacies you have found in the work.
Required length is 750 to 800 words but not more than 850 words.