For 15.12.17

Four arguments for using sources

Study each of the four arguments you will find listed below and on the “8 Arguments for Using Sources” handout and, on the supplied text, find passages that argue in these ways.

  1. Drawing Battle Lines
  • Rhetorical: there are two different positions on this issue … disagreement, debate … on the one hand, on the other … comparing, contrasting …
  • “while Sull says …, in contrast, McAfee says …”, Lots vs. little data …
  1. Redefining Terms
  2. Leapfrogging
  3. Changing the question

Intuition vs. Data-Driven Decision-Making: Some Rough Ideas

Read this short blog post (and anything else) so you have another source to compare to what we are reading in McAfee the better to place McAfee into context and expand your discussion

  • “Like McAfee Sutton argues, but unlike McAfee he says …
  • “Another way of looking at the larger problem of data vs. intuition is …