VA1.1: Visual Argument 1.1

Copy and paste (or attach) your visual argument here. 

· Include a list of your sources along with your visual 

· Make sure your image appears – do not assume.

· Write a brief paragraph explaining to the class why you chose this topic.

A Few Transitions for Argument and Advice for Anticipating the Opposition

Some Transitions for Argument

From Practical Argument (2010) by Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell

To show causal relationships: because, as a result, for this reason

To indicate sequence: first, second, third; then; next; finally

To introduce additional points: also, another,in addition, furthermore, moreover

To move from general to specific: for example. for instance, in short, in other words

To identify an opposing argument: however, although, even though, despite

To grant the validity of an opposing argument: certainly, admittedly, granted, of course

To introduce a refutation: however, nevertheless, nonetheless, still

Note: From Paradigm Online Anticipating Opposition

One essential characteristic of argument is your sense of an adversary. You aren’t simply explaining a concept to someone who will hear you out and accept or reject your idea on its merit. Argument assumes active opposition to your proposition. To win acceptance, then, you must not only explain and support your proposition, but also anticipate and overcome objections that the opposition might raise.

Argument assumes active opposition to your proposition.

In anticipating your opposition, consider questions like the following:

How strong is the opposition?

What arguments might it use against my proposition?

How can I refute these arguments?

Will I have to concede any points?

Which of my arguments might the opposition try to discredit?

How closely does my reader identify with the opposition?

Can I see any weak links in the opposition’s thinking

OVP.1: Oral-Visual Presentation

Provide a link to your presentation. In the message box, also include a list of your sources for the presentation.

For citing photographs and other artwork, you can get help from the Purdue Owl: