Daily Tidbit: Why Do You Write Arguments?

You do not write arguments to browbeat an audience into accepting your ideas. Otherwise you would write purely emotional persuasion, like advertisements, or propaganda, which demands only one response: Don’t think, just believe. Rather, you write arguments because you care about the free exchange of ideas. You care about what other people think. You care about the quest for truth. And you care about your subject matter.

 

– Kelley Griffith, Jr., Writing Essays About Literature

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