Conventions in Argumentation
Monday & Tuesday
Review syllogism and enthymeme
-Claim, Data/Reasons, and Warrant
-rebuttal and counterargument
Compare formal and informal logic. How is the Toulmin method applicable to every day situations.
DISCUSS Bennett Essay
Everything's and Argument
Notes and Lit. Rings:
--Appeals to Emotion
--Appeals to Logic
--Appelas to Ethics
HW Write two glossary entries in your lit. rings on two new terms of your choice. Make sure the terms are from the Conventions of Argumentation unit.
Wednesday & Thursday
Review fallacies: In groups, with templates, design and color a cartoon that conveys a fallacy, think The New Yorker cartoons.
Present to the class.
Self-grade glossary entries.
HW Write a formal, typed letter to Bennett, which identifies the flaws in his argument and offers a rebuttal per the Toulmin Method. You may want to imagine what his counterargument would be when brainstorming your rebuttal. DUE next Wednesday.
Background on the play and author
Salem Village Timeline
JOURNAL # 9:
HW Read Act 1, pages 3-8 and answer the following questions:
1) The tragedy in the Salem community "developed from a Paradox." What is the paradox?
2) Analyze "But all organization is and must be grounded on the idea of exclusion and prohibition, just as two objects cannot occupy the same space" (7).
REMINDERS: Sources due Tuesday, Journals due Tuesday, Bennett Letter due Wednesday.
Read excerpt from Jonathan Edwards "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God."
-record excerpts and label which fallacy they fall under
-record rhetorical devices, state why they might have been effective for an audience
-connect it to The Crucible
Background to The Crucible
-definitions of "crucible
-Puritans and belief (need for 'devil' in society, a scapegoat)