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OVERVIEW: The way to well-written science

How to do the Course


PART I: Paragraphs and Sentences...

SET 1: The Parts of Arguments

SET 2: Indicator Words

SET 3: Refining Claims

SET 4: Locating Arguments in Prose

SET 5: Rationale's Essay Planner

SET 6: Assessing

SET 7 : More on Assessing


Exercise 4

1. Make a Rationale Reasoning map of this form:


Map template

Use these claims:

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  • Identify the position, which is the main issue at stake
  • Identify the objection.  It helps to ask: does this claim suggest that another claim is false?
  • Work out which reason belongs on which level.  It helps to ask: which gives support to the position, and which gives support to the objection?

2. Check your work against the model.


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