Assignment: A Logical Approach to Persuasive Business Arguments, Part 3
For the Weeks 4–6 Assignments, you will select two business topics. You will research and analyze your topics and will apply logical reasoning to construct a persuasive argument for and against a position related to each topic.
This week, you will complete Part 3 of the A Logical Approach to Persuasive Business Arguments Assignment. For Part 3, you will provide a persuasive argument on the Against position of each issue.
You are a business analyst for a new and growing company and you have been asked to present information to company leaders on two different topics that are currently impacting the business—or could in the future. Specifically, your assignment is to present logical, well-researched, persuasive arguments on both sides of each issue (i.e., For and Against) in order to give the leadership team quality information that will promote good decision making, both now and into the future. Your team lead has provided you with a structure for the exercise in the form of a template that you will need to complete for each topic.
To prepare for this Assignment:
- Review this week’s Learning Resources.
- Refer to the Academic Writing Expectations for 2000/3000-Level Courses as you compose your Assignment.
- Download and review the Definitions and Exemplar (PDF) document.
- Download the Week 6 Assignment Template (Word document).
By Day 7
Submit Part 3 of the Assignment, which includes the following:
Part 3: Constructing Your Persuasive Arguments: Against Positions
Using the template provided, for each of your selected arguments (one from List A and one from List B), do the following:
- Prepare a claim statement that articulates your Againstposition on the issue. (1 sentence)
- Provide at least threepremises to support your claim statement. (75–150 words, or 1–2 paragraphs per premise)
- For each premise, be sure to include at least one properly cited referenceas support.
- Include an explanation of the significance or impact of each premise on your position. Your explanation should include persuasive language to help your audience draw connections between the evidence you presented and why it is important to understand (and to help persuade your audience to agree with your viewpoint).
- Prepare a conclusion paragraph in which you restate your claim statement and make a final intellectual and/or emotional appeal to your audience. (Note:Do not repeat your points of evidence.) (75 words, or 1 paragraph)