Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Yes,No, Maybe So?? "TSIS Chapter 4"

   Chapter four of "They Say I Say" by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein explains of three different ways to respond in an argument based essay. The First is disagreeing with the claim which tends to be the easiest way to generate an essay. You have to approach the essay in a persuasive way on why yo disagree. The Second is agreeing with the claim which is less simple than it appears. The approach is to echo the views you agree with but at the same time having new and fresh ideas to add on. Have something that makes you a valuable participant in the conversation. The Final way is to agree and disagree at the same time. Its the lesser preferred but your on both sides and it can go either way depending on your approach.

Exercise #1

  Reading "Dont blame the Eater" by David Zinczenko speaks on Americans intaking too much fast food. leading to obesity problems and the truth of what's in your fast food. From the lie of the calorie intake to the servings in fast foods.
  The claim of the article is that fast food is making America Fat. David agrees with this by using his personal experience of when he was a kid. David's parents were never around and he didn't know how to cook, so he would go buy fast food to eat not knowing the long term effects of eating fast foods.  He uses more examples such as facts from the National Institutes of Health and The Center for Disease Control and Prevention to prove his points on why fast food is hurting America.

1 comment:

  1. Not a bad post, but are there other places he disagrees or both agrees and disagrees?