Argument for Scientists–Hawaii USFWS

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Review, Day Two, Part A
Review, Day Two, Part A
Review, Day Two, Part B
Review, Day Two, Part B
Day Two Review, Part B
Review, Day Two, Part C
Day Three Review, Part A
Review, Day Three, Part A
Day Three Review
Review, Day Three, Part B
Day Four Review
Review, Day Four, Part A
Day Four Review, Part B
Review, Day Four, Part B
Day Four Review, Part C
Review, Day Four, Part C
Review Day Five
Review, Day Five
Argument Structure, Part A
Argument Structure, Part A: Analysis of the article we read, aligning it with the structure of argument.
Argument Structure, Sample Article
Argument Structure, Part B: We examined how to the article outline aligns with the Structure of Argument.
Scientific Writing
Scientific Writing: Characteristics of scientific writing, which we compared with arguments.
Argument Writing
Argument Writing: List of the characteristics of a good argument, which we compared with the characteristics of good scientific writing.
Compare / Contrast
Compare / Contrast: Set up a chart to explore each part of the comparison on its own terms before assigning categories, or classifying, the items you describe.
Comparing and Contrasting
Comparing and Contrasting: Can be organized two ways–point by point or block.
Summary and Analysis
Summary and Analysis: Example of how we might apply the sample article to our own threats section.
Descriptions
Descriptions, Part A: Analysis of what works well in the snail description example.
Description: Analysis, Part B
Descriptions, Part B: Ways the description of a plant and its possible habitats could be improved.
Forecasting Statements, Part I
Forecasting Statements, Part A: Remember to revise forecasting statements so they actually align with the document. Otherwise, you run the risk of misleading your reader or of being arbitrary and capricious.
Forecasting Statements, Part 2
Forecasting Statements, Part B: Showing two ways to organize a discussion of 5 turtles and 3 life stages.
Arts of Persuasion
Arts of Persuasion: Classically, the three arts of persuasion. Ethos – ethics or credibility, Logos – logic, and Pathos – the emotional appeal.
At bottom, we outline the BO as we normally write it. Compare with narration, below.
Narrative Order to BO
Narrative Order to BO: Using narration can be a persuasive tool because it helps your reader remember more of what you write and it creates suspense.
Participles
Participles: The difference between past and present participles (verbs transformed to adjectives).
Parallel Structure
Parallel Structure: Lists should all be presented in the same grammatical form.
Demonstrative Pronouns
Demonstrative Pronouns: Follow with a noun for the sake of clarity.