In this exercise, we will learn about 3 different ways of structuring an argument, learn about deductive and inductive reasoning, and start brainstorming what you want to write about in your future essay.
1. Watch video on reasoning:Deductive and Inductive Reasoning (Bacon vs Aristotle – Scientific Revolution) (Links to an external site.)
Though inductive reasoning is called scientific method, how this type of reasoning can be used in essay writing? Illustrate with an example.
2. Read handouts about Classical, Rogerian, and Toulmin arguments in Module:and
3. Brainstorm your answer to our ch.2 inquiry question: What are the ethics of happiness?
Create your own more specific inquiry question to narrow down the discussion to a manageable size for a 4-5 page essay.
Create a working thesis that would serve a possible answer to your question.
How would you organize your support? Which type of structure would be applicable to your essay? Why?