For this weeks discussion we will focus on the different approaches to making an argument. In the following readings, each author shares his view on a controversial topic. Their method of persuasion is the focus of our discussion,
Read the following articles and answer the question:
Our Blind Spot about Guns, Nicholas Kristof: p 162
Don’t Make English Official–Ban It Instead, Dennis Baron: p 949
For the Written Text answer the following questions:
1. How do the two essays differ? Which one is more effective? Why? Does the source use evidence? Cite an effective passage from your preferred essay and describe why it works?