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Convincing Essay

Up until this point in class, our arguing has been exploratory in nature--inquiring into what makes an argument effective and into the various perspectives on a particular issue related to race. Your audience for Unit One were your classmates and myself. For the first essay in Unit Two, we will be concentrating on a much different form of argumentation and a vastly different audience. You will be trying to convince an outside audience, one not already in agreement with you and possibly even hostile to your view, that your particular position on an issue is valid.