What contribution to a reader’s thinking does the author make?

Persuasiveness: How did and how well did she convince you that her main points are valid?What contribution to a reader’s thinking does the author make? Conversely, what might be a danger?Definitional questions: Are all the concepts in the text clear? Does the author define a concept vaguely? Can the author’s discussion be extended to another context or related issue, and if so, what is that other context/issue? How does the author’s work help us think about the other context/issue?Evidence questions: Does the author’s evidence support their argument? Do they have enough specific evidence to prove the more general point? Does the author under-emphasize or ignore evidence that is contrary to their argument? Is the evidence credible? Can you identify a bias in the evidence?Logical Fallacies-See the PPT we discussed in classIV. Focused discussion of one of Tolentino’s major points. Similar to our practice Quote Sandwich activity. Explain Tolentino’s assertion. Use evidence from the text to support your discussion and analysis.V. Response to the point you discussed in Paragraph IV. You included your evaluation of the article in paragraph 3 and your analysis to a particular point in paragraph 4. In this paragraph, respond. Use Ch 4 in TS, IS as a guide. Do you agree, disagree, or both simultaneously? Review the book or PPT for a refresher.VI. ConclusionRestate the thesisPoint out why your discussion should be of interestAssignment notes:Word count: A minimum of 1300 wordsEvidence from the text: You must refer to the text in Paragraphs 3 and Paragraph 4. Include at least 2 quotes in the text. So that we practice MLA citations, use the page numbers of our PDF reading as the text’s page numbers.The outline is due by Sunday morning. I need to give you feedback before you start writing.Extra credit: Bring in an external source to back up your response in paragraph 5. Bringing in an external source has TWO benefits: 1) your discussion will be more fully supported, which is part of the rubric, and 2) you’ll receive extra credit.