How to Analyze an Argument

How to Analyze an Argument

Author: Tamra Jenkins

Students will be able to analyze and editorialize an author's argument in a non-fiction piece.  This process will require a student to be able to 

  1. Identify general and specific arguments 
  2. Determine which excerpts exemplify these arguments 
  3. Summarize the author's argument 
  4. Take a stance on the author's point of view 
  5. Substantiate student stance with evidence from the text.
  6. Identify and rebut the counter-argument 
  7. Summarize student stance 



Students will be able to analyze and editorialize an author's argument in a non fiction piece. 

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