Read page 263 (“The Case Against the Death Penalty”) in your text and the Analysis Exemplar document. This will provide you with an example of how to identify the parts of an argument within a case or article.

Then, select an article from the USA Today Opinion page. Do not select a letter to the editor, make sure it is an opinion piece. You may have to look at several to find one with a clear argument.

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In your initial post, address the following:
Post the link to the article that you selected.
Identify the premises and conclusion of the argument. This should take the form of a list, as follows: Conclusion: xxx Premise 1: xxx Premise 2: xxx etc.
Using what you have learned about logic so far, discuss whether you agree with the argument that you have identified.


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