Analysing Argument

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Analysing Argument

In preparation for the Analysing argument SAC next week, have a go at the quiz below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An introductory paragraph should cover 3 aspects. Which of the four below should NEVER be done in an analysis essay:
    • A. 

      State the writer's tone

    • B. 

      Identify the writer's contention

    • C. 

      Insert your own opinion about the issue

    • D. 

      State the name of article, date, publication

  • 2. 
    For this essay, you are encouraged to use the following format:
    • A. 

      The signature paragraph format

    • B. 

      The 5 paragraph format.

    • C. 

      No need to paragraph in this essay!

    • D. 

      The 10 paragraph format

  • 3. 
    The AFEE structure is a way to guide you in writing your essay.AFEE stands for:    Argument      Feature       Example      Effect
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A synonym for argument is
  • 5. 
    Colloquial language is informal language and can also be described as conversational language/tone.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    But these are dangerous times to question any aspect of Australian-ness. The above sentence is an example of an appeal to:
  • 7. 
    Select the examples of colloquial phrases below:
    • A. 

      "Yeah, right. So it's okay for the school to ban phones but not okay for..."

    • B. 

      "So it's a movie about..."

    • C. 

      "It is obvious that phones are a distraction in the classroom"

    • D. 

      "You get it, right."

    • E. 

      "Wake up Australia".

    • F. 

      "Come down and check out the ceremony at Bondi...".

  • 8. 
    An opinionative article will often conclude with 
    • A. 

      An apology

    • B. 

      A call to action or prediction

    • C. 

      Several quotes

  • 9. 
    At 12.8 per cent, the youth unemployment rate is more than twice the figure of the official jobless rate of 5.6 per cent. The above sentence is an example of which persuasive technique
  • 10. 
    Which of the following terms can be used when referring to the tone of an article:
    • A. 

      Persuasive

    • B. 

      Matter of fact / frank

    • C. 

      Informative

  • 11. 
    "When did Christmas cheer become about money?" is an example of which rhetorical device / technique of persuasion?
    • A. 

      Repetition

    • B. 

      Rhetorical question

    • C. 

      Attack

    • D. 

      Evidence

  • 12. 
    Sure, we may have a problem with a punching culture, but public drunkenness celebrating the arrival of the first fleet? The above sentence employs several techniques of persuasion. Name one
  • 13. 
    But these are dangerous times to question our Australian-ness. The above sentence is an example of an appeal to _________
  • 14. 
    As a parent of a teenage daughter and a youth worker with 10 years’ experience, I felt obliged to watch the latest Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why’ after hearing it had become the number 1 series for teenagers. I was appalled. Netflix has created a perfectly manipulated series to hook teenagers and become their season’s cash-cow without the least concern for its potentially dangerous mental health consequences! I urge all responsible parents and health professionals to join me in my call to have this series withdrawn! The author’s tone can best be described as:  
    • A. 

      Aggressive

    • B. 

      Outraged

    • C. 

      Arrogant

    • D. 

      Pessimistic

  • 15. 
    "Don't be fooled by this fad" is an example of ________________________
  • 16. 
    In using evidence and expert opinions, the writer is attempting to establish __________ ity
  • 17. 
    Colloquial language is best described as:
    • A. 

      Informal language, such as slang, which is designed to build a connection with the audience .

    • B. 

      Formal language, which is designed to establish a sense of authority with the audience

    • C. 

      Technical language, such as jargon, which is designed to establish the author’s knowledge of a topic, but which may risk alienating an audience.

    • D. 

      Drawing generalisations, which is designed to make the contention of a piece easier to understand for an audience.