Chapter 8: Accommodating Your Audience: Treating Differing Views
Thinking Piece II
Thinking Piece #2: Examining Strategies for Reaching Resistant Audiences
Some arguments make a serious effort to address the possible objections of dissenting readers; others appear to want to shock readers into a new awareness of an issue but may not devote much thought to treating their audience's views. In Writing Arguments, read the two short arguments written by students for fairly general audiences: Kathy Sullivan's "Oncore, Obscenity, and the Liquor Control Board" (Chapter 10) and Daeha Ko's "The Monster That Is High School" (Chapter 11). As you read, jot down notes where you see the writers summarizing, conceding to, or refuting opposing views.
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