Extended Argument Essay Outline

Evaluating an Extended Argument Essay Outline


Complete each portion of the outline in complete paragraphs of at least 150 wordsor more. Please use complete sentences and reference page numbers/and/or paragraphs numbers in each response, so I can reference your notes.

-Introduction: Your thesis statement: Identify whether you believe the essay you are critiquing is effective or ineffective (or both) and offer some main reasons why you believe this.

-Body of the Essay: Section One The thesis of the argument/essay you are evaluating.

-Body of the Essay: Section Two Who is the intended audience? Who is the ideal audience? What does the writer hope the

audience will do?

-Body of the Essay : Section Three What common values/concerns does the author include would be shared with the ideal audience (common ground)? *Identify and trace the author’s tone about the events and people in the essay. Show the shifting of tone by identifying each.

-Body of the Essay: Section Four *Discuss the author’s use of pathos,emotional appeals and ethos, appeals to authority (credibility). Be sure to comment on his/her word choices.

*Does the writer use euphemisms? What is their intended affect on the essay’s readers?

*Evaluate the writer’s logic. Do you notice any logical fallacies in the arguments?