These are terms that we have discussed in some form or keep returning to in our discussions and readings. In your own critical reading and writing, it makes sense to focus on some keywords: that the author is using to make the argument; that you can use (as you write and revise) to focus in on your argument and the narrative. These are ways that we in the world of intellectual writing and academic culture tell our stories.
You might also think of these, updated for digital reference, as a list of “tags.” You might use this for self-evaluation: by the end of the course, how well do you grasp these terms? And before the end of the course, you can use the keywords you don’t grasp or understand to add to your to-do list and discuss with me in conference.
- Coming to Terms
- Counterargument/Counterclaim (Countering)
- Ethos, Pathos, Logos
- Intellect (intellectualism, intellectual prose)
- Logical Fallacies
- Text (vs book)