Making the Case
Arguing Effectively in Writing

Introduction

Caveats

Outline

I.  Analyzing arguments

The Thesis Question

The Thesis Question

The Thesis Question

Thesis Premises

Thesis Question Premises

What is the thesis?

Stepping Stones

The Thesis

Historical problems

Historical problems

Practice

II.  Analyzing arguments

The Road Map

The Road Map

Our Road Map

Our Road Map

Our Road Map

III. Our essays

Our Essays
How to Structure Them

The Introduction

The Body Paragraphs

The Body Paragraphs

The Body Paragraphs

The Body Paragraphs

The Conclusion

IV. Our essays

How to Frame a Problem

Good questions come from thoughtful observations

A good question in history. . .

A bad question . . .

The process

"First observation"

"First observation"

"First observation"

"First observation"

"5"

The Road Map

The final product

The End

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