Part ONE:Initial post must:250 WordsState the purpose of the reading and identify the thesis statement. If there is not an explicit thesis, state the claim. (It’s fine if you identify a different thesis than others. This is all part of our discussion this week!)Explain if the reading’s structure is organized and logical. Did this method of organization help or hinder the author’s purpose?Discuss the style of writing – does the style help the author prove his/her point?Explain how the author ‘hooks’ the reader, or, conversely, if the introduction is weak, explain why. Discuss the conclusion to point out its strengths and weaknesses.End the initial post with a conversation starter for peers—a question, a statement, a quote, anything that will stir conversation about the reading’s argumentation methods and writing style.Executive Mansion,Abraham Lincoln – Gettysburg Address:https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=36&page=transcriptPart TWO:Initial post must:250 WordsState the purpose and thesis/claim.Identify the elements of argument you find in the essay (warrant, rebuttal, claim, etc). Offer specific examples of each. Are any of the elements missing? How did this affect the argument?Are there any aspects of this essay you admire as a writer? For instance, did you like how the author approached the introduction and find that approach inspiring for your own writing?Are there any aspects of this essay you thought to be weak? How could they be improved?Barack Obama – Inaugural Address:https://photos.state.gov/libraries/korea/49271/dwoa_122709/obamaw.pdfPart THREE:250 WordsState the purpose and thesis/claim.Identify the use of logos, ethos, and pathos. Were any of these three used? Where? How effective was the usage?Which argument model did this speech resemble? What aspects of the speech make it seem more Toulmin or more Rogerian?Was the argument strategy used convincing, or do you think the speech would have been more convincing with a different strategy?Susan B. Anthony – Women right to vote:http://www.emersonkent.com/speeches/on_womens_right_to_vote.htmPart FOUR:Initial post must:250 WordsState the purpose of the reading and identify the thesis statement.If you were to create a Middle Ground argument to reply to this article, what would your thesis be?How would you approach the Middle Ground argument in terms of support and organization?Nicholas Colin and Bruno Palier – The Next Safety Net:https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy1.apus.edu/docview/1691576728?accountid=8289
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