Evaluations argument | english 1301 | University of Houston–Downtown



This quiz is based on your reading of Chapter 10 in Everything’s An Argument, pp. 224-254. After or as you read this chapter answer the following questions. Write your responses directly into this document. Be sure to SAVE your document and POST it on Black Board by the due date.

Questions: (10 points each)

1. According to the author of this chapter what is the criteria of evaluation?

2. Using the language “quantitative arguments” and “qualitative arguments” what is the distinction between hard evidence and constructed arguments?

3. What must you already know to make developing an argument of evaluation a simple process?

4. What three things must you pay close attention to when developing an evaluative argument?

5. How does raising your criteria to a higher level of generality help your argument?

6. Why should your criteria apply to broad topics?

7. According to the authors what should follow strong and reasonably direct or implied claims?

8. Why do you think the authors say, “More [relevant] evidence in an evaluation is better”?

9. According to the authors how should evidence be presented?

10. What should you not be afraid of if your evidence does not help build your initial argument?

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