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eng111: 2010 Mar 30: Arguments

Posted in eng111 by bnmng on 2010 03/30

Topic: Arguing.

Thinking Patterns include: Reporting; Inferring; Judging.

Reporting: Just getting the facts.
Inferring: Your interpretation and extention of the facts.
Judging: Your opinion of the facts

My bus was late today: Report
My bus will probably be late tomorrow: Inference
The bus system is unreliable: Judgement

Reporting: Describing the world in ways that can be verified through investigation

Inferring: Describing the world in ways that are based on factual information yet go beyond this information to make statements about what is not currently known

Judging: Describing the world in ways that express our evaluation based on certain criteria

In your papers, research to find the facts; infer your conclusions; than evaluate your conclusions based on the facts and inferences.

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