When I was a student I didn't know how to argue. Sure, I could argue with my friends, parents, or even a boyfriend (or two), but the art of argumentation was never logically discussed at school. Actually, I really didn't even learn how to write well until college. Now there's a story for you. Imagine my first paper in freshman English, text barely visible through about a million ballpoint-pen, red marks . . . talk about a rude awakening!
Anyway, since I've watched you struggle through argumentation, I feel obligated to share a little bit of COLLEGE-LEVEL information to help you do this messy work. Check out The University of Pittsburgh's Argumentation Site. Here you'll find how-to's for just about any part of the argumentation process. After you've visited this site, please respond to the following challenge question:
How does this site help you with understanding WHY we need to learn to argue?
As always, I anxiously await your replies!
Kimberly Barrett, NBCT, Bachelor of Arts of English, Murray State University, 1996, Master's Degree in English, MSU, 2004
Blessed to teach since 1996, I spend my days doing exactly what I've always wanted to do . . . TEACH. I'm married to the sweetest man alive, Tim, and we have two beautiful babies, Marlee Rose and Beau Wilson.