Susan Meyer - Critical Response- writing a discussion

Susan Meyer - Critical Response- writing a discussion

Published on 5 June 2023
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Writing a discussion
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Critical Response
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A piece of academic writing that summarises & analyses ideas in a text
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-follows the summary
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-evaluates the quality of the argument
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STEP ONE:
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planning the discussion
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each paragraph
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responds to
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>
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ONE argument
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main supporting idea identified in summary
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Critical Response- writing a summary
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Argument 2 Map
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draw ONE map
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Main claim/supporting reason
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Reasons
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Evidence/Source/Example
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Cats are not as dependent as dogs
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1. dogs need to be walked = time consuming BUT cats DON"T need to be walked 2. cats can be left alone all day BUT dogs need attention (cause damage if they don't get it)
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Identify reasoning in body paragraphs
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Body 2
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main claim
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reason 1
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EVIDENCE- fact + personal opinion EXAMPLE- dogs chew up things NO sources used
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reason 2
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example
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check author's reasoning
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-strong?
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True!
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=Weak
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-weak?
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not ALL dogs + dogs can be trained
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-exaggeration?
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-omission?
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NO MENTION cats cause damage too
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assumes ALL dogs need walking
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-assumption?
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> frequently made > show gap in reasoning?
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Conclusion:
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Your Argument
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Position in response to claim
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convincing?
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Explanation of your position
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cats don't need walking= strong BUT dogs chewing stuff when left alone? = exaggeration >(use concession) true sometimes BUT... >if true, why r dogs so popular?
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Response to detail of argument
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ignores important detail about cats EX. 'cats destroy' videos online
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argument strong BUT reasoning weak
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STEP TWO:
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writing a paragraph
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START
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author's claim/point + your position
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Yang’s claim that ‘cats are more independent than dogs’ seems reasonable.
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Yang claims that cats are not as dependent as dogs. This seems convincing.
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last name
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paraphrase
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direct quote in quotation marks
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While Yang makes a good point about cats being more independent, the arguments used to support this are weak.
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When Yang argues that cats are less dependent than dogs, this seems convincing. The point that cats do not need to be walked is strong. However, she further asserts that because dogs need more attention than cats, they revert to poor behaviour when left alone, like chewing up your personal items. This is a considerable exaggeration. While in some cases unsupervised dogs may damage goods, dogs are easily trained to avoid this. Furthermore, if dogs were so destructive, they would not be one of the most popular pets worldwide. Another point Yang ignores is that cats often cause damage too. For proof of this, search 'cats destroy everything' online. Thus, her failure to acknowledge these points weakens her otherwise solid argument that cats are more independent.
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Read & identify the function of each sentence
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?
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extends your position
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detail of author's argument
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evaluates this
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explanation evidence example
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clarifies your position
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concession
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rebuttal
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Check language use & sentence structure
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reporting verbs to present & evaluate
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adjectives & nouns
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adverbs & linking verbs
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SOME complex examples:
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-'that' + clause
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-two clauses joined w/ subordinating conjunction
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-'If' conditional
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-complex subject
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hedging words
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linking words
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synonyms
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referents
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STRUCTURE:
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different response layouts
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Summary (1 paragraph)
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Response to 1 text
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Discussion (body para. 1)
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(body para. 2)
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*argument 1 evaluation *argument 2 evaluation
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Response to 2 texts
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Text 1:
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'Cat Lovers Unite!' Jin Yang 2020
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Topic=
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Comparing cats & dogs as pets
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Text 2:
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'Dogs ARE Our Best Friends' Kevin White 2020
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OPPOSITE VIEWS
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TWO WAYS
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>
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separate OR synthesised
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Discussion paragraphs
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Follow same planning steps for both texts
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start with combined introduction
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While Yang argues that cats being less dependent than dogs makes them better pets, White claims that it is cats' independence that makes them less desirable pets. Yang's point that cats do not need to be walked is strong. However, she ignores that companionship is a top factor for most people when getting a pet, unlike White, who adds cats can be independent to the point of rudeness...................... Thus, whereas Yang's failure to acknowledge these points weakens her otherwise solid argument that cats are more independent, White's reasoning about independence not being a selling point for cat ownership makes more sense. ​
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THIS ............................= shortened text
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When Yang argues that cats are less dependent than dogs, this seems convincing. The point that cats do not need to be walked is strong. However, she further asserts that ...................................Thus, her failure to acknowledge these points weakens her otherwise solid argument that cats are more independent.
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Body 1
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White, on the other hand, claims that the independent nature of cats is one of the reasons why dogs make better pets as they are more loyal companions. This is an interesting point. While there are many different reasons for getting a pet, most people would agree that companionship is a top factor...........................White’s argument about independence not being a selling point for cat ownership makes sense.
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Body 2
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-author 2 argument
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-author 1 argument
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Body 1
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-author 1 &2 arguments synthesised
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your explanation & example
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Read the examples
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-use comparatives
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-use more complex language
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example discussion structures
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*Optional body 3 para.
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Summary Discussion
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discussion section = approx. TWO THIRDS of finished critical response
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one synthesised para. body 1 synthesised body 2 synthesised
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OR
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-2 separate summaries
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-combination of separate & synthesised para.
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*body 3 synthesised?
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Summary Discussion
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one paragraph body 1 paragraph body 2 paragraph
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STEP THREE:
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checklist
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Your discussion should...
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Clearly outline & evaluate author's argument
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State your position at the start
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Provide reason, evidence, example
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Make logical connections
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Use a range of vocabulary & grammar
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Have correct spelling & punctuation
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Use your own words
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FEW or NO DIRECT QUOTES
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PRACTICE TIME!
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Find a suitable article
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Follow the discussion writing steps
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Check timing guidelines
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Ask someone to check your writing
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'Critical Response- Writing a summary'
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