Technology: Educational Tool or Distractor
The more rigor and detail that you put into answering these questions and drafting your responses in paragraph form, the more you set yourself up for success on the final project, your critical essay. First, answer each of the questions below to draft your ideas. Then, complete the Outline for Writing section, using your answers to the questions to help you draft a paragraph response for each of the two sections below.
I. Use the following guiding questions to help you draft the Introduction section of your final project.
A. Provide a brief overview of your topic.
Question i. What is the premise or premises for the argument?
Question ii. Why is the topic being discussed?
Question iii. What is the conclusion?
B. Describe any personal connection that you may have to the topic.
Question i. Why is this topic of interest to you?
Outline for Writing
The topic I have chosen to focus on for my final project is . To summarize, the topic presented in this article is about . The premise or premises for the argument is/are . This topic is relevant and being discussed because . The personal connection I have to this topic is . This topic is of particular interest to me because .
II. In this section, you will begin to explore the argument in your chosen artifact. You will uncover the logical structure of the argument.
Question A. Describe the argument made by the article and artifact.
Question B. Identify the key facts, research, or resources the argument is based on.Provide as many examples as possible to support your identification, as this will help you with your final project.
Question C. Describe the logic and reasoning used to advance the argument.
i. Considering the premises and conclusion, what logic and reasoning is used to advance the argument?
ii. What questions are left unanswered? Describe any gaps or weaknesses present in the logic and reasoning used to advance the argument.
Outline for Writing
The argument being made by my chosen article/artifact is (be sure to use some detail to describe the argument being made). This argument is based on the following key facts, research, and/or resources: (be sure to provide specific examples). The logic and reasoning used to advance this argument is . Considering the premises and conclusion that are advanced in the article, the logic and reasoning used to advance the argument.