Master Class in Argument: 4 Key Topics
I. Thesis vs. Synthesis† a) explicit relationships between ideas; coordination and subordination
b) Topic-Announcing vs. Claim-Staking theses
II. Two Costs of Clarity a) rework that conclusion b) undue simplicity and inefficiency
III. Point Placement †a) in the introduction b) in the Body Paragraphs
IV. Your Textís Order: Primary Sequential vs. Secondary Topical Structures
Williams, Joseph and Gregory Colomb.† A Guide to Teaching the Craft of Argument. New York: Longman, 2001. Print.
Williams, Joseph. Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace. 5th ed. New York: Longman, 1997. Print.