Design your line of argument around the main point
Create the full line of argument
Specifying your full line of argument adds detail to your main point and is the last step before drafting your contribution in prose.
In this technique you will fill in your other points at the other milestones of the argument and then add additional faulty and return paths.
Visualize the argument
newness = accountability + freshness
accountability = knowing givens of issue (progress of previous authors)
freshness = making additional progress
progress = resolving unknowns or showing knows are incorrect
To fill in the line of argument, you need to specify your main point at each milestone of the argument. For example:
Once you have the full line of of the argument, you need to sketch out the faulty and return paths of the argument. For example:
Make sure you have:
After you have located your main point, fill in the points at the other milestones.
2. Search for and distribute faulty and return paths
Once you sketch the main path, add faulty and return paths.
A visualized, full line of argument.
Kaufer, D. S., Geisler, C., & Neuwirth, C. M. (1989). Arguing from sources: Exploring issues through reading and writing. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (p 239-243).