1. Identify an argument in one of
the classic texts assigned so far to your framework group.
2. Write a clear and explanatory
analysis of that argument in Argument Summary form (see
The Science of Argument III for details on this form.) Please
note that you are strictly providing analysis here. Your
evaluation, if you care to provide it, can be given in a
follow-up post to the analyusis message. At this point it
is best to keep analsysis and evaluation separate.
3. Post your Argument Summary to
the Communication Activity #8 Forum. Be sure to give a full
reference of the source; including author's name, title,
and page numbers.
4. Return to the CA#8 Forum on another
day and read some of the analyses you find there. Select
at least two of these to post a reply to. Your reply will
be an evaluation of the argument analysed in the argument
summary. Please note that in doing so, you are evaluating
the argument of a classic author. The person giving the
argument summary is not the author or advocate of the argument.
Thus, your evaluation is not of them (unless you have questions
or concerns about the argument summary itself, which are
quite sensible to ask.) Just try to be clear about who and
what you are evaluating. Also, be clear about what form
of evaluation you are using.