Assignment 1: Discussion—Analyzing Implications
Implications of arguments can be used as tools for evaluating and assessing arguments. These can help you decide whether you want to accept or support an original argument or not. In this assignment, you build on the skills you used in M3: Assignment 2, and go one step further.
Review the following articles:
- Eastland, T. (2011, January 17). We the people. The Weekly Standard, 16(17), 7–8.
- Editorial: Human inventory control. [Editorial]. (2005). Scientific American, 292(5), p. 8–8. (EBSCO AN: 16729914) http://libproxy.edmc.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true
Using these articles, complete the following:
- Summarize two of the authors’ arguments.
- Identify and discuss one further implication of one of those arguments. Considering the author is “right,” what sorts of claims or facts would follow from that argument?
Support your statements with scholarly references. Be sure to use concepts from the textbook relevant to the assignment.
Write your initial response in 1–2 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
By Saturday, September 29, 2012, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, October 3, 2012, review least two peers’ responses. Comment and assess an argument identified by them.
Grading Criteria and Rubric
Assignment 1 Grading Criteria Maximum PointsInitial Discussion Response16Discussion Participation16Writing Craftsmanship and Ethical Scholarship8Total:40