Finding Out What You Believe
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An evaluation is a reasoned response to a logical argument. This reasoned response takes a point of view that can be seen as supporting the argument or not. The former response will be called a pro evaluation and the latter a con evaluation. This chapter concentrates on the mechanics of how to construct each. It provides an overview of some of the elements that make up this form of argumentation through the creation of a pre-essay packet that will make reader more successful at it. The first thing an evaluation needs is structure. Without structure, by which its remarks may be guided, an evaluation becomes meaningless. Assertion is the weakest form of justification; therefore, one is most likely to find in an assertion the particular, important component toward which the reader wishes to direct attention. It is very important that one not allow a strong personal feeling to mask all the possible reasons one might be inclined to accept or reject this particular premise.