20 September 2014
Stuart's Greene's article," Argument as Conversation the Role of Inquiry in Writing a Researched Argument," discusses many points that are relevant when writing a research paper. Greene makes the point that an argument is very much like a conversation. Greene explains how to support an argument like a conversation.
This essay really struck me because there are many things to consider when making an argument. One of the things a writer has to consider is the perspective of others. It is important to find out who else has confronted the argument so that the writer can advance the argument just like a conversation. Greene explains that the way a writer positions themselves depends on what previously stated arguments the writer shares. It also depends on which stated arguments the writer wants to refute and what new information the writer is going to bring to the argument to help further the conversation.
What surprised me in this essay was all the different things a writer has to consider thinking about when framing a question. Greene explains that when framing a good question it needs to convey a clear idea of who the writer is trying to answer the question for. Greene explains the question needs to explore "how," "why," or "whether," and the "extent to which." When framing a question, it is important for the writer to consider all those things.
I think my paper will be different than any similar projects before because I will be thinking about how to create an argument like a conversation. I will be thinking about how to enter the conversation as well as how to support the argument. I will also be thinking about how to support the argument. I will also be thinking about...