Friday, March 28


Develop a blog post that describes the specifics of your proposed solution to the problem you identified in your post for Monday. The paragraph “Showing the Specifics of Your Proposal” on p. 317 of Analyzing Arguments should inform this post. Note, especially, the following passages:

  • “In many arguments the specifics of your proposal–the actual step-by-step methods of implementing it–may be instrumental in winning your audience’s support.”
  • “A typical approach is to lay out a causal argument showing how one consequence will lead to another until your solution is effected.”
  • “Another approach is to turn to resemblance arguments, either analogy or precedent. You try to show how similar proposal have been successful elsewhere.”