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October Sixth

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Developing Definitions and Assessing Audience


Choose your topic:

  • marriage
  • murder
  • terrorism



  • Write a thorough, comprehensive definition of your chosen word.  This should take you a few sentences to a paragraph.
  • Make sure to include one or both of the following:
    • At least three criteria that a situation must meet to be defined as your chosen word (e.g. "An act can be considered terrorism if a) it involves X, b) it is committed by Y," etc.)
    • Two examples, one which is an example of your term and one which is not.  Explain why each is or is not an example (e.g. "X is murder because...")




Email me (s.muecke@wayne.edu) your completed definition/audience assignments before leaving class today.



Assignment for Friday:

  • Read Everything's an Argument Chapter 16 ("What Counts as Evidence"). 
  • Read The Scott, Foresman Writer Chapter 23 ("Evaluating Sources").  This excerpt can be found on our course Blackboard site under Content / Readings / Friday, October 8th. 
  • Familiarize yourself with Everything's an Argument Chapter 20 ("Documenting Sources"), pages 566-585. 


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