Man vs. Man
Man vs. Society
Man vs. God
Man vs. Nature
Man vs. Food
What did you set out to do?
Did you do it?
Have you given your reader enough information to support yourself?
What is the main character in your story?
Why should anyone care about this?
You work to convince someone this matters.
You work to convince the reader it matters in a certain way.
You don't need to care about the reader's perception.
Have I established the purpose for my text, and have I utilized the most effective genre?
Have I established a clear, reasonable, and logical progression of my ideas?
Have I addressed opposing arguments or perspectives?
Have I written an essay that is five pages long?
Have I established the appropriate persona?
Have I established my credibility?
Have I expressed my knowledge and expertise of the topic?
Have I disregarded my audience?
Have I considered the primary audience, the background they have?
Does my audience agree with me or will I have to persuade them of the validity of my argument?
How will I make my text appeal to my audience?
How will I make my text font appear larger?
Discern and analyze the rhetorical strategies authors employ and consider applying some of these strategies to enhance their own writing when appropriate.
Demonstrate serious engagement with the readings through close reading and analytical writing;
Apply spelling, proofreading, basic grammatical and editing skills to augment their writing;
Understand that effective authors of fiction, nonfiction and poetry carefully consider their stylistic choices as they pertain to purpose and audience;
Develop and apply the study and research skills necessary for academic success;
Never bring pen and paper!
Deductive reasoning links premises with conclusions. If all premises are true, the terms are clear, and the rules of deductive logic are followed, then the conclusion reached is necessarily true.
Deductive reasoning (top-down logic) contrasts with inductive reasoning (bottom-up logic) in the following way: In deductive reasoning, a conclusion is reached reductively by applying general rules that hold over the entirety of a closed domain of discourse, narrowing the range under consideration until only the conclusion is left. In inductive reasoning, the conclusion is reached by generalizing or extrapolating from initial information.
Deductive reasoning, also deductive logic or logical deduction or, informally, "top-down" logic, is the process of reasoning from one or more statements (premises) to reach a logically certain conclusion.
Deductive reasoning is eggs fried sunny-side up.
Inductive reasoning (as opposed to deductive reasoning) is reasoning in which the premises seek to supply strong evidence for (not absolute proof of) the truth of the conclusion
While the conclusion of a deductive argument is supposed to be certain, the truth of the conclusion of an inductive argument is supposed to be probable, based upon the evidence given
The philosophical definition of inductive reasoning is much more nuanced than simple progression from particular/individual instances to broader generalizations.
Inductive reasoning requires you to use your fingers and toes
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