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In AWA WRITING on February 21, 2013 at 1:45 pm

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Make it clear how you rate the writer’s argument : is it perfect? slightly flawed? very flawed? utterly unconvincing? deeply flawed? 

  •  “The writer says that….
  • In fact the evidence contained in the piece actually suggests that…..”
  •  “While it may be true that…….the author’s argument does not make a cogent case for……. It is easy to understand why………but this argument is rife with holes and assumptions and thus,not strong enough to lead to ……..”
  •  “In the preceding argument,the author claims that……………….. Though his claim may well have merit,the author presents a poorly reasoned argument,based on several questionable premises and assumptions,and based solely on the evidence the author offers,we can not accept his argument valid”
  • “This author’s argument doesn’t make a cogent cafe for……”
  • “The scope and validity of the survey is not clear. We don’t know how much is this survey is valid,clear,reliable,fully representative.”
  • “However,the author’s argument is not likely /significantly persuade …….”
  • (use “primarily” “secondary” instead of first, second” )
  • The author’s premises,the basis for his argument,lack any legitimate evidentiary support and render his conclusion unacceptable.
  • In addition,the author makes several assumptions that remain unproven.
  • The author weakens his argument by making assumptions and failing to provide explication of the links between X and Y he assumes exists.
  • While the author does have several key issues in his argument’s premises and assumptions,that is not to say that the entire argument is without base. (give examples) (what kind of evidence the author could provide) (how he can fill the holes)
  • Though there are several issues with the author’s reasoning at present, with research and clarification,he could improve his argument significantly.
  • In sum, the author’s illogical argument is based on unsupported premises and unsubstantiated assumptions that render his conclusion invalid.
  • If the author truly hopes to change his reader’s minds on the issue,he would have to largely restructure his argument,fix flaws in his logic,clearly explicate his assumptions and provide evidentiary support.Without these things his poorly reasoned argument will likely convince few people.
  • (conclusion) Although …….is demonstrably correct,some have argued that ……,believing that ………….However,this viewpoint on the present issue is negated by…..Rather ……..Therefore,in the long run,…….
  • Thus,because of the flaws I’ve enumerated,the argument……. Regardless of whether…….is illogical.
  • The argument might have been strengthened by……..
  • The argument makes is that …….Thus,…….For instance,………Neither of these……Unless the argument can show that there is clear reason that………
  • The argument makes a number of unstated assumptions that seriously undermine its validity.Unlesss these assumptions are addressed the argument falls apart……
  • The author concludes that….. ,because …..The author’s line of reasoning is that…..this argument is unconvincing for several reasons:it is……. and it uses…..
  • Primarily,………….is based upon the questionable assumption……However, …….Moreover……..
  • Secondly, the author claims that……however,……it seems equally reasonable to assume that…..
  • Finally, the author fails to consider…..For Example……
  • In sum/ Therefore/ In summary/ Consequently/ In conclusion/ In closing/ Ultimately/ Hence, I agree that ….However,……on balance……
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