In academia we use the word argument when referring to writing. What do you think we mean by argument? What is the difference between an argument and a fight?
Chapter four details the three major forms of response: agree, disagree, and agree but with a difference. You can argue anything.
Remember, not everything has to be an argument. For this class, we will focus on responding to arguments/conversations.
The book includes many templates. Including to Disagree p. 60, Agreeing p. 62, and Agreeing and Disagreeing Simultaneously p. 64.
Write a response using the templates to one of the articles we have read. You have to write three responses, One agreeing, one disagreeing, and one both agreeing and disagreeing simultaneously.
Why did we do this exercise?
Show, Don’t Tell
The writing you do at this level should do the work, instead of you having to tell us. No more lines like:
In this essay…
My narrative is about…
Focus on events in your story. What events help you to tell your story?
- First Event
- Next Event
- Next Event
- Final Event
Do tell us what you went through. Show us what happened. Place us there with you.
You have four frames to tell us the story. What scenes will you include? What details will you want to draw into each scene?
Details are important when telling a story. It helps your readers see what it is you are telling them.