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Presenting an Argument
The Presenting an Argument tips help students evaluate arguments, question claims, identify logical structures, and analyze the validity of arguments. Students will build a logical and reasonable case, construct logical and reasonable arguments, and then analyze those arguments and evidence for validity.

Summary:
Students can get bogged down with details and need help creating a coherent "package" to present their ideas. These Tip Sheets help students visualize their thinking and learning as they progress through the stages of building a logical and reasonable case using logical and reasonable arguments. The steps for building a logical and reasonable case are outlined in basic steps and questions. The Tip Sheets then map students’ thinking patterns to help them "see" their thinking and work through the steps of building a logical and reasonable case and supporting their case using logical and reasonable arguments. Putting thoughts together using logic and reason can be particularly challenging when faced with "messy" issues. The graphic organizer helps students record and organize thoughts as they construct a framework for their case. Using the checklists, students can test their arguments for sound logic and reasoning based on their experiences with the content and the construction of their case. These resources help students evaluate arguments, question claims, identify logical structures, and analyze the validity of arguments. Students will build a logical and reasonable case, construct logical and reasonable arguments, and then analyze those arguments and evidence for validity.

The Presenting an Argument tips includes the following resources:

  • Presenting a Logical and Reasonable Case, Text Outline
  • Presenting a Logical and Reasonable Case, Student Tip Sheet
  • Presenting a Logical and Reasonable Case, Graphic Organizer
  • Presenting a Logical and Reasonable Argument, Checklist
  • Presenting a Logical and Reasonable Argument, Graphic Organizer
  • Analyzing Logic and Reason, Checklist

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