Identifying Occasions for Argument

Purpose: The main focus for this essay will be analyzing three different kinds of arguments — a forensic, deliberative and ceremonial argument. To review these types, refer back to Chapter 1.Prompt: See RESPOND on page 19 of Everything’s an ArgumentImportant Details:Length: 4 to 5 pagesPoints: 100Pay close attention to the rubric I’ll be using to grade this paperDemonstrate correct MLA formatting. If you quote from any of the texts you find, you must include in-text citation. orPlease include a Works Cited page.Use 1” margins and Times or Times New Roman 12 font; insert a header on each page; and provide a creative title that is centeredAnalyze/discuss each of the three articles one at a time.Strategies for Success:Read and refer back to Chapter 1Carefully read the assignment on page 19Go through each step of the writing process and allow yourself enough timeReview the grading rubric for this paper
Page 19:Respond: In a recent magazine, newspaper, or blog, find three editorials—one that makes a forensic argument, one a deliberative argument, and one a ceremonial argument. Analyze the arguments by asking these questions: Who is arguing? What purposes are the writers trying to achieve? To whom are they directing their arguments? Then decide whether the arguments’ purposes have been achieved and how you know.
Occasions for ArgumentPastFuturePresentWhat is it called?ForensicDeliberativeEpideicticWhat are its concerns?What happened in the past?What should be done in the future?Who or what deserves praise or blame?What does it look like?Court decisions, legal briefs, legislative hearings, investigative reports, academic studiesWhite papers, proposals, bills, regulations, mandatesEulogies, graduation speeches, inaugural addresses, roasts