Unit 3
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In Unit 3, we make the turn from reading, summarizing, and analysis skills to composing our own original arguments. In particular, Unit 3 teaches the Definition Argument, an argument about the nature or state or something. The underlying rhetorical structure of the Definition Argument can be expressed as follows: x is y because it has features A, B, C, D, . . . .
The Definition Argument
Practice Definition Claims
Understanding Toulmin
Your Definition Argument Outline
Developing Your Definition Argument
Definition Exercise
Sample Definition Argument
Definition Argument Checklist
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