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Assignment | Oceanography : Build An Argument

GEOL 1445 | (Summer 2024)

Build a Strong Defense

The Power of Persuasion

A letter of appeal requires that you not only inform, but persuade a reasonable audience to agree with a specific claim that you are making about your issue and to motivate actionYour argument will be as strong as the authority expressed by the nature of your information sources. Therefore, an emphasis is placed on finding and using research of scholars as well as credible information from reputable sources.

On this page we concentrate on how to read scholarly content. How to read and understand content that may be highly technical and filled with research data. Understanding the content yourself is essential because you will argue with knowledge learned from your reading.

Video: Quick Overview

Tutorial: Reading Scholarly Articles