You must evaluate the logical soundness of the argument rather than take a side. In this task you do not develop your own argument, but instead critique the argument presented in the prompt.
Secondly, though these argument prompts are all ostensibly different, they repeat many of the same fallacies. To confirm this, just check out a hearty sample of prompts perhaps twenty or thirty, or whatever you realistically have time for and think about how your arguments against the prompts might overlap.
The similarities will pleasantly surprise you. Here is one such prompt to get us started: We should therefore build our next new store in Plainsville, which has many such residents.
Plainsville merchants report that sales of running shoes and exercise clothing are at all-time highs. The local health club, which nearly closed five years ago due to lack of business, has more members than ever, and the weight training and aerobics classes are always full. We can even anticipate a new generation of customers: According to our speaker, three facts account for this description: Increase in sales of exercise shoes and clothing; 2.
The local health club is experiencing its highest rates of attendance, and 3. Here is a list of the flaws, in no particular order, so to mimic your thought process and note-taking when you first come across an argument prompt: False correlation between exercise and health food: The speaker fallaciously correlates exercise with healthy eating habits.
While, ideally, a healthy lifestyle entails both exercise and healthy eating habits, the two are not mutually inclusive. With the convenience of fast food, our national eating habits, on average, are at their worst in history.
Often, this guilt about eating habits encourages fast-food patrons to exercise, but not necessarily change their eating habits. Does buying exercise clothing necessarily cause exercise?: The sale of running shoes and exercise clothing could be attributed to a fashion trend that prizes the aesthetic value—rather than the functional value—of such clothes; or, more simply, exercise clothes may be an inexpensive alternative to other clothing styles.
Perhaps the local health club is full because of a lack of competition. The compulsory exercise program is a poor indicator of future healthy lifestyles: Many children often willfully oppose orders given by parents and school teachers, not out of any sound reasoning, but because of sheer childhood obstinacy.
Future interest in exercise?: Even if Plainsville residents are interested in health foods, how do we know the interest will continue in the future? The speaker fails to mention the possibility or lack of competing health food stores.
To improve the argument, the speaker must show a correlation between exercise habits and healthy eating habits, perhaps through a survey or study. What we have here is an abundance of information, not quite an essay.
To write the essay, choose the best examples and develop them into coherent paragraphs. For practice, you may want to give yourself 30 minutes and write this essay, using your own words and, if you have them, your own arguments.The GRE Argument Essay requires you to analyze and critique an argument.
You must evaluate the logical soundness of the argument rather than take a side. You must evaluate the logical soundness of the argument rather than take a side. Argumentative Essay Against Kaplan’s Statement that Global Environmental and Social Factors are the Top National Security Concern of the 21st Century CYBERATTACKS – THE TOP SECURITY THREAT IN THE 21ST CENTURY Robert Kaplan makes a compelling argument in his book, “The Coming Anarchy,” that global environmental and social factors such as.
Kaplan’s thesis of the coming anarchy has great support not only from other scholars and experts in the field but also from general public and political community. The support for the thesis mainly rises by the fact that it has been very accurate in predicting the current events in Africa.
This paper is an argumentative essay that refutes. Kaplan’s prediction of worldwide anarchy is inaccurate, since his argument relies on broad generalizations and insufficient credible examples and sources of show more content In his essay, Kaplan describes the country of Liberia as one that is war-torn, led by inexperienced rebel leaders, and has over 1 million displaced civilians.
[i] Kaplan, Robert D. "The Coming Anarchy." The Atlantic Monthly, February [ii] Kaplan, , p. Specifically he characterized West Africa as "the symbol" of coming anarchy (his emphasis on the). [iii] Kaplan, Robert D.
"The South China Sea is the Future of Conflict." Foreign Policy, September/October [iv] Kaplan, , . -ESSAY: KAPLAN/COCKBURN ON THE COMING ANARCHY (Ronald Bleier) -ESSAY: Faux Realism: Spin versus substance in the Bush foreign-policy doctrine (Jeffrey W.
Legro and Andrew Moravcsik, July/Aug , Foreign Policy) -ARCHIVES: "Robert D. Kaplan" (Find Articles) -REVIEW: of The Coming Anarchy: Shattering the Dreams of the Post Cold lausannecongress2018.com: Robert D. Kaplan.