Ompare and Contrast Two Argument Essays

To understanding of arguments by comparing and contrasting two arguments, identifying the reasons for and against an issue, and evaluating the strength and weakness of each reason supporting and opposing the issue.

Objectives
Identify arguments supporting and opposing an issue
Identify weak and strong arguments
Compare and contrast arguments for and against an issue

Requirements

1. The report must use your own language. Do not cut and paste sentences from the two essays and place them in your report. Reword sentences.

2. The report must:
a? start each paragraph with a topic sentence
a? be written in the third person (do not use a?Ia? or a?mya? or a?oura? or a?wea?)
a? use full sentences (and no bullet points)

3. The report must use the following headings:

Introduction
Introduce the issue and its importance, state your initial overall opinion of both essayas arguments, say what your report will cover

Arguments for Capital Punishment
For each of the 6 reasons identify a the reason, argument type (by analogy or authority or example), assumptions, and counterexamples (alternative explanations which oppose the reason). Use a separate paragraph when analyzing each reason.

Arguments against Capital Punishment
For each of the 6 reasons identify a the reason, argument type (by analogy or authority or example), assumptions, and counterexamples (alternative explanations). Use a separate paragraph when analyzing each reason.

Comparison Between the Two Essays
Compare the similarities of the argument types in the two essays. Other similarities? Justify your answer with examples.

Contrast Between the Two Essays
Contrast the differences of the argument types in the two essays. Other differences? Justify your answer with examples.

Conclusion
Restate the issue, summarize the strength of the arguments in the essays, give your opinion about which essay is the strongest with some supporting reasons.

Please see the two essay in attached word file.

Thank you,