Stranger Fruit

Arguing 101

Today I ran a workshop for my freshmen on argumentative writing, so this seems appropriate:

Remember folks, an argument is “a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition” not “the automatic gainsaying of any statement the other person makes.”

Comments

  1. #1 John Wilkins
    February 1, 2007

    But if I’m going to argue…

  2. #2 Thony C.
    February 1, 2007

    Thank you Mr. Lynch you just made my morning.

  3. #3 csrster
    February 1, 2007

    Remember folks, an argument is “a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition”

    No it _isn’t_.

    Sorry, I’m just arguing in my spare time.

  4. #4 Mike Kaspari
    February 1, 2007

    Will not…..get sucked….into….geek……..vortex………..

  5. #5 Dr. Free-Ride
    February 1, 2007

    Will not…..get sucked….into….geek……..vortex………..

    Yes you will.

  6. #6 Sean
    February 2, 2007

    Will not…..get sucked….into….geek……..vortex………..

    That happened to me a long time ago. Allow me to illustrate:

    As soon as I saw the You Tube frame, I busted out laughing because I knew right away, without having to scroll down or play the video, that it was “The Argument Sketch.”