Argument Mapping

Assignment 1: Argument Mapping
Due Week 3 and worth 225 points

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
(Note: Refer to Demonstration Exercise 3 located at the end of Chapter 1 for criteria 1-3.)

  1. Create an argument map based on the influence diagram presented in Case 1.3 and complete all the criteria provided in the demonstration exercise, beginning with this claim: “The U.S. should return to the 55- mph speed limit in order to conserve fuel and save lives.”
  2. Include in your map each of the following: warrants, backings, objections, and rebuttals.
  3. Assume that the original qualifier was certainly; indicate whether the qualifier changes as we move from a simple, static, uncontested argument to a complex, dynamic and contested argument.

(Note: Refer to Demonstration Exercise 3 located at the end of Chapter 8 for criterion 4.)

  1. Apply the argument mapping procedures presented in Chapter 8 to analyze the pros and cons (or strengths and weaknesses) of the recommendations that the U.S. should not intervene in the Balkans.
  2. Write a one (1) page analysis that uses critical thinking to assess the overall plausibility of the claim: “The conflict in Bosnia is somebody else’s trouble. The U.S. should not intervene militarily.”
  3. Complete an argument map to illustrate your analysis.
  4. Appropriately incorporate at least four (4) quality sources. A quality source can be either grey literature, such as a news article, or scholarly, such as peer reviewed works. In the case of public administration, government websites are appropriate quality resources. Note: Wikipedia, SparkNotes, and similar websites do not qualify as academic resources. Visit the Strayer University Library at http://research.strayer.edu to conduct research.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
  • Use Microsoft Word, Microsoft Draw, PowerPoint, or other graphics program to create the arguments maps for the assignment. Whichever program you use, the graphical maps must be integrated into the Word Document and labeled as a Figure with a number and title. The argument maps are part of the page length.

The course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Critique the process of policy argument and development.

APA Format with included citations

Illustrations and Rubric Attached

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 225 Assignment 1: Argument Mapping
Criteria Unacceptable Below 70% F Fair 70-79% C Proficient 80-89% B Exemplary 90-100% A
1. Create an argument map based on the influence diagram presented in Case 1.3 and complete all the criteria provided in Exercise 3, beginning with this claim: The U.S. should return to the 55- mph speed limit in order to conserve fuel and save lives.  Weight: 15% Did not submit or incompletely created an argument map based on the influence diagram presented in Case 1.3 and incompletely completed all the criteria provided in Exercise 3, beginning with this claim: The U.S. should return to the 55-mph speed limit in order to conserve fuel and save lives. Partially created an argument map based on the influence diagram presented in Case 1.3 and partially completed all the criteria provided in Exercise 3, beginning with this claim: The U.S. should return to the 55-mph speed limit in order to conserve fuel and save lives. Satisfactorily created an argument map based on the influence diagram presented in Case 1.3 and satisfactorily completed all the criteria provided in Exercise 3, beginning with this claim: The U.S. should return to the 55-mph speed limit in order to conserve fuel and save lives. Thoroughly created an argument map based on the influence diagram presented in Case 1.3 and throughly completed all the criteria provided in Exercise 3, beginning with this claim: The U.S. should return to the 55-mph speed limit in order to conserve fuel and save lives.
2. Include in the map as many warrants, backings, objections, and rebuttals as possible. Weight: 15% Did not submit or incompletely included in the map as many warrants, backings, objections, and rebuttals as possible. Partially included in the map as many warrants, backings, objections, and rebuttals as possible. Satisfactorily included in the map as many warrants, backings, objections, and rebuttals as possible. Thoroughly included in the map as many warrants, backings, objections, and rebuttals as possible.
3. Assume that the original qualifier was certainly; indicate whether the qualifier changes as we move from a simple, static, uncontested argument to a complex, dynamic and contested argument. Weight: 10% Did not submit or incompletely assumed that the original qualifier was certainly; did not submit or incompletely indicated whether the qualifier changes as we move from a simple, static, uncontested argument to a complex, dynamic and contested argument. Partially assumed that the original qualifier was certainly; partially indicated, whether the qualifier changes as we move from a simple, static, uncontested argument to a complex, dynamic and contested argument. Satisfactorily assumed that the original qualifier was certainly;satisfactorily indicated whether the qualifier changes as we move from a simple, static, uncontested argument to a complex, dynamic and contested argument. Thoroughly assumed that the original qualifier was certainly;thoroughly indicated, whether the qualifier changes as we move from a simple, static, uncontested argument to a complex, dynamic and contested argument.
4. Apply the argument mapping procedures presented in Chapter 8 to analyze the pros and cons (or strengths and weaknesses) of the recommendations that the U.S. should notintervene in the Balkans. (Refer to Demonstration Exercise 3, Chapter 8.) Weight: 15% Did not submit or incompletely applied the argument mapping procedures presented in Chapter 8 to analyze the pros and cons (or strengths and weaknesses) of the recommendations that the U.S. should notintervene in the Balkans. Partially applied the argument mapping procedures presented in Chapter 8 to analyze the pros and cons (or strengths and weaknesses) of the recommendations that the U.S. should notintervene in the Balkans. Satisfactorily applied the argument mapping procedures presented in Chapter 8 to analyze the pros and cons (or strengths and weaknesses) of the recommendations that the U.S. should notintervene in the Balkans. Thoroughly applied the argument mapping procedures presented in Chapter 8 to analyze the pros and cons (or strengths and weaknesses) of the recommendations that the U.S. should notintervene in the Balkans.
5. Write a one (1) page analysis that uses critical thinking to assess the overall plausibility of the claim: The conflict in Bosnia is somebody else s trouble. The U.S. should not intervene militarily. Weight: 20% Did not submit or incompletely wrote a one (1) page analysis that uses critical thinking to assess the overall plausibility of the claim: The conflict in Bosnia is somebody else s trouble. The U.S. should not intervene militarily. Partially wrote a one (1) page analysis that uses critical thinking to assess the overall plausibility of the claim: The conflict in Bosnia is somebody else s trouble. The U.S. should not intervene militarily. Satisfactorily wrote a one (1) page analysis that uses critical thinking to assess the overall plausibility of the claim: The conflict in Bosnia is somebody else s trouble. The U.S. should not intervene militarily. Thoroughly wrote a one (1) page analysis that uses critical thinking to assess the overall plausibility of the claim: The conflict in Bosnia is somebody else s trouble. The U.S. should not intervene militarily.
6. Complete an argument map to illustrate your analysis. Weight: 10% Did not submit or incompletely completed an argument map to illustrate your analysis. Partially completed an argument map to illustrate your analysis. Satisfactorily completed an argument map to illustrate your analysis. Thoroughly completed an argument map to illustrate your analysis.
7. 2 references Weight: 5% Does not meet the required number of references. Meets the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; most references quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
8. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements Weight: 10% More than 6 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present
 
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