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3.6.1 Evaluating Arguments

Time to Read

Cuesta College presents clear guidelines to help students evaluate authors’ arguments, which correspond with and support Reading Standard 8. Select the link below to visit their Web page and consider how you can use the information to modify instructional materials that you use in your technical subject course.

"Critically Evaluating the Logic and Validity of Information."

Time to Reflect

Considering the guidelines you just reviewed, write some initial ideas for teaching your students how to evaluate arguments in the Journal box below:

 

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Time to Extend

The University of Virginia's Writing Program Web site provides useful argument handout that you can download and use with your students to help them analyze and evaluate author arguments, claims, evidence, and reasoning.