Get “Editorial”

Today, consider what you’ve learned in Chapter 3 about argument—claims (open and closed), types of evidence, logical fallacies, inductive v. deductive reasoning, and the Toulmin model. Apply your new understanding of argument by evaluating the editorials of leading publications. Although you may choose to read editorials from any major publication, I highly suggest looking at The New York Times (especially since the school has an on-campus subscription—as long as you are on the TESD network, you may view as many NY Times articles you like).

Read at least two editorials; look, in particular, at the regular NY Times columnists, some of whom are liberal and others who are conservative. Then use the handout distributed in class to take notes.

Due Thursday.


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