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English
Course
EN 1002
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Winter

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Intertextualities EN 1002 – Summer 2010 – Cheryl Crawford Lecture 5 – July 07 Writing to Persuade - Know the difference between argument and assertion. - Know your audience. - Know the importance of evidence. Polemic - ‘A thorough written attack on some opinion or policy, usually within a theological or political dispute, sometimes also in philosophy of criticism.’ - Derived from the Greek word ‘Polemikos’, which means ‘warlike’ and ‘hostile’. - ‘An aggressive attack on or refutation of the opinions or principles of another.’ Subterfuge - An artifice or device to which a person resorts in order to escape the force of an argument, to avoid condemnation or censure, or to justify his conduct; an evasion or shift. Chiefly of discourse, argument, debate, but also of action in general. - Means of escape (from censure, etc.) an excuse. When Writing to Persuade Know: - The difference between an argument and an assertion. - Your audience. - The importance of evidence (concrete, specific that will support argument. Quality
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