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Chapter 2

Chapter 2

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 2P00
Professor
Montazer
Semester
Fall

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SOCI 2P10 Chapter 2: What are the Issue and the Conclusion?  Before we evaluate someone’s reasoning , we must first find it.  To form a reasonable reaction, we must identify the issue and controversy, as well as the thesis and conclusion. From there we can understand the intended message.  An issue is a question or controversy responsible for the conversation or discussion. It is the stimulus for what is being said. Descriptive Issues  Those that raise questions about the accuracy of descriptions of the past, present, or future. o Eg. Does/What/Is/How much/How good  They all require an answer attempting to describe the way the world was, is, or is going to be.  They are usually found in textbooks, magazines, the Internet, and TV  Reflect our curiosity Prescriptive Issues  Require answers suggesting the way the world ought to be o Eg. Should/What ought to be done/Must  These issues are ethical or oral; they raise questions about what is right or wrong, desirable or undesirable, good or bad. Searching for the Issue  The writer will either straight out tell
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