Purpose of the Paper
- To practice techniques that will allow you to analyze any written argument more deeply than you have before.
- To learn to listen to and understand individual arguments--not only for what the argument as to say overall, but also for how it is said--how the argument is made and how that construction helps or hinders the argument's purpose.
- To respond to an argument based on more than just your basic agreement or disagreement with the point. You'll learn to respond based on the logic, techniques/style, and support the author uses.