Planning an Argument

Argument Type Five

What policies has your state implemented to address an environmental issue about which you are particularly concerned? Investigate this and decide whether or not the actions taken are sufficient. Defend your point of view and offer up an alternative solution. (Taken in part from Writing in the Disciplines. Third Edition. Orlando: Harcourt, Brace, and Co., 1995: 33)

What type of argument is this?

Correct! Although the main part of this assignment focuses on defining your own position and explaining it to others, as in "position statement," it also asks that you persuade others to accept an alternative recommendation, a call to action as in "persuading the reader to take action or find opinion valid"

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