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PART I: Paragraphs and Sentences

SET A: Paragraphs: The Maps Behind Them

SET B: Paragraphs: Using Maps to Meet Readers' Expectations

SET C: Paragraphs with Something Extra: Points and Tails

SET D: The Generic Section: Expectations and Maps as Blueprints

SET E: Scientific Sections: The Methods and Results

SET F: Scientific Sections: The Discussion

SET G : Scientific Sections: The Introduction

SET H : Sentences

SET I : The Paper as a Whole



PART II: The Paper and its Sections


SET 1: Argument Parts

SET 2: Indicator Words

SET 3: Refining Claims

SET 4: Locating Arguments in Prose

SET 5: Rationale's Essay Planner

SET 6: Evidence in Arguments: Basis Boxes

SET 7: Assessing

SET 8: More on Assessing

SET 9: Analysis Maps

SET 10: Assessing Again

Synthesis 1: Position-Early Paragraphs

Synthesis 2: Position-Final Paragraphs

Synthesis 3: Writing a Discussion I

Synthesis 4: Writing a Discussion II

Here's a portion of the smoking map from Set 7:

Smoking reasoning map

When we evaluated this we decided that what John enjoys isn't relevant for deciding what you should do, especially if he enjoys doing something silly or dangerous. Think about this for a minute: we didn't reject the claim that John enjoys smoking - we decided that it was irrelevant for deciding what you should do. What we actually rejected was an unstated assumption: you should do whatever John enjoys doing.

That assumption can be brought into the open using an Analysis map:

Smoking analysis map

This map is more precise because it breaks down the reason into multiple claims, which are called 'premises'.  These claims aren't two separate reasons - they work together as part of a single reason.



Content of this page drawn in whole or part from the Austhink Rationale Exercises with permission from Austhink.