Question 1: Lying without Saying a Word
The Turabian manual contends that graphs can distort the information. Please explain two ways that a graph can be manipulated to overstate a particular point. You can choose the kind of graph you want to use as an example.
Question 2 – Choosing Among the Options
The Turabian manual details several possible graphs and tables that can represent data. Using your chosen paper topic and working hypothesis, what kinds of graphs or table are likely to be most useful in telling you narrative? Why?
Question3: Bringing Claims, Arguments, and Warrants to Your Topic
According to Turabian et al, what is the difference between forming hypotheses, assembling an argument, and making a claim? Using the the topic you have chosen for your final paper, please propose an argument based on evidence and an argument based on warrants. These can be examples you find in the literature or examples that you fabricate on your own.
Question 4: Supporting Reasons Versus Supporting Evidence
According to Turabian et al, what are the differences between the reasons that support your claim and evidence that supports your claim? Why is it advantageous to have the supporting reasons well-defined before assembling the supporting evidence?
Question5: Sketching the Initial Introducton
Turabian et al offer very specific recommendations for sketching your introduction. Which of these steps are most useful for your paper topic and initial outline? Which of these steps seems least useful? Using your paper topic and initial outline, how will you revise and position your claim?