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Understanding the elements of an argument is the first step toward creating your own. In this assignment, you will review three essays, each demonstrating a unique style of presenting an argument, and choose one essay to evaluate using strategies outlined in your text. Evaluating these arguments will prepare you to write effective persuasive arguments.
Review the following essays in Ch. 1 of Elements of Argument. After accessing the ebook, enter the page number given for each article to access them. The place to enter the page number is at the bottom left of the screen once the book has been accessed.
Select one of the three argument essays listed above to evaluate.
Use the strategies on pp. 53-54 in Ch. 2 of Elements of Argument for your evaluation.
Write an assessment of the essay. Your assessment must be at least 350 words total. Include the following in your assessment:
Format your assessment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines. Title and reference pages are not necessary for this assignment.
The Assessing Arguments Grading Guide will be used to grade your assignment.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.