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posted Oct 19, 2015, 4:58 AM by Marc Williams
“Get a Knife, Get a Dog, But Get Rid of Guns” p. 198 (24 points)

1. Describe the three most intriguing arguments made. How does Ivins support those arguments? (6 points)
2. Identify the use of appeals in the argument? How do they increase the effectiveness of the argument? What other techniques could the author employ to increase the effectiveness of her argument?
3. Examine the analogy between guns and cars. How does it hold up? Where does it break down?
4. Identify Ivins’s thesis. Choose to defend or challenge this argument. What support would you use in your argument?

“The Case for Torture” p. 400 

5. What is Levin’s thesis? How does he support this notion?
6. Discuss the idea of torture as punishment as it pertains to Levin’s argument.
7. Discuss torture to save lives as it pertains to Levin’s argument.
8. Choose to defend or challenge Levin’s argument. Use three current events to support your opinion. (6 points)