A crucial problem we tend to find in student writing is the absence of a problem. An argument needs a problem to argue with, explore further, and to solve. When that problem is absent, we end up with a paper that may technically have some sort of thesis statement (“Thoreau’s writing in his later years… Read More Argument: you got a problem with that?
MOVING ARGUMENTS: BEYOND THE THESIS STATEMENT FACULTY WORKSHOP AUGUST 23, 2011 10:30 – 11:30 AM/GOLDSTEIN 100 Sean Meehan, Director of Writing Argument is crucial to our academic culture. Argument is a basis for the critical thinking and writing we expect students to develop in first-year writing and begin to master as they move through Writing… Read More Faculty Workshop