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Argument as Conversation

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In this asynchronous activity, students an excerpt from The Craft of Research and work through a series of prompts to outline their RBA argument and deeply engage with a counterargument. 

Author: Jennifer Stonaker and Erik Ellis

Course: PWR 1 or PWR 2

Activity Schedule: Week 9

Activity details: As part of this activity, students read through an excerpt from Craft of Research, create a reverse outline, identify and then explore counterarguments, and then reflect on their work in relation to next steps for their RBA.

Access the student-facing handout here

Additional notes from Jenne: I can't really take full credit for this one: I combined reverse outlining with Erik’s counterargument workshop to make a completely asynchronous class for the end of week 9.  I thought the zoom break would be nice for the students, but I think they might have needed the motivation of meeting together to really make a good effort toward the activities.