Homework: The following is a list of arguments that lack a “they say”—any sense of who needs to hear these claims, who might think otherwise. Like the speaker in the cartoon who declares the Sopranos presents complex characters, these one sided arguments fail to explain what view they are responding to—what view, in effect, they are trying to correct, add to, qualify, complicate, and so forth. Your job in this exercise is to provide each argument with such a counterview. Feel free to use any of the templates that were provided to you.
a. Our experiments suggest that there are dangerous levels of chemical X in the Ohio groundwater.
b. Money and material forces drive history.
c. Proponents of e-cigarettes question the smoking ban.
d. Male students often dominate class discussions.
e. The film is about the problems of romantic relationships.
f. I’m afraid that templates like the ones in the book will stifle my creativity.








Homework: The following is a list of arguments that lack a “they say”—any sense of who needs to hear these claims, who might think otherwise. Like the speaker in the cartoon who declares the Sopranos presents complex characters, these one sided arguments fail to explain what view they are responding to—what view, in effect, they are trying to correct, add to, qualify, complicate, and so forth. Your job in this exercise is to provide each argument with such a counterview. Feel free to use any of the templates that were provided to you.
a. Our experiments suggest that there are dangerous levels of chemical X in the Ohio groundwater.
b. Money and material forces drive history.
c. Proponents of e-cigarettes question the smoking ban.
d. Male students often dominate class discussions.
e. The film is about the problems of romantic relationships.
f. I’m afraid that templates like the ones in the book will stifle my creativity.