As you read your Classic
Text #4, look carefully for an argument that can be concisely
represented in standard form analysis.
That is a way of presenting an argument by listing the claims (or
paraphrases of the claims) found in the argument and labeling the
parts as premises or conclusion. The place to begin
is to look for a conclusion, then build the premises up from it. This
effort takes concentration and intense examination. Write down claims
that strike you as possible conclusions as you read. It is very hard
to hold this all in your head, which is one reason why standard form
analysis is so powerful - it puts your reading to work.
In your Journal for this
week, describe your efforts to make use of the standard form analysis
and express what you find in your article.