HUM 115 Wake Technical Community College Argument Analysis Exercises

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Argument Analysis Exercises

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Decide if each of the following passages is an argument or not. If the passage is not an argument, explain why, and go the next item. If it is an argument, then write out the premise(s) and label them with a (P) then write out the conclusion and label them with a (C).Note any implicit premises or conclusions.

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#1

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Tyrone did not show up for work. And he has never missed work unless he was sick.So, Tyrone must be sick today.

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#2

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Since Durham, NC has many great restaurants and entertainment venues, robust public and private higher education opportunities, it follows that the city is a great place to live.

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#3

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Many U.S. cities have the name of Wilson. Wilson, North Carolina grew in the mid-1800s as an important stop along the Wilmington-Weldon rail line.This was the longest rail line in the nation when it was completed. It wasn’t until 1849 that the North Carolina General Assembly chartered the Town of Wilson, naming it for the state senator, Colonel Louis D. Wilson.

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The United States, as the most powerful nation in the world, has a moral obligation to give assistance to people who are subjected to inhumane treatment. The ethnic Rohingyas were being persecuted in Myanmar. So, it was proper for the U.S. to send troops and humanitarian aid in support of their freedom.

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The United States government is organized into three branches, the executive, legislative, and the judicial. This structure is designed to ensure checks and balances in the powers of the different branches.

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Students should attend class regularly and punctually. Our research shows that there is a direct correlation between good grades and regular class attendance.

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#7

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The last person we hired from Triplicate Tech turned out to be a bad employee. Therefore, I'm not willing to hire anybody else from that school again.

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Longer Arguments

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Supply Chain managers were caught off guard with the insatiable demand for toilet paper when the COVID-19 pandemic began.Toilet paper is known as “Cycle stock” meaning that demand and lead times are constant and orders are scheduled.It has never been associated with panic buying in the past.For these reasons, the shortages of this basic household staple have forced inventory managers to rethink how they manage supplies.

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Increasingly, nurses play a central and integral role in patient care.Nurses are on the front line of medical care in America.It important for them to master basic skills of medical such as taking patient vital signs, starting an IV, and administering medication.A growing skill is their ability to communicate effectively.Nurses ensure that nursing assistants and other technicians perform their duties as scheduled and instructed.When doctors come, nurses provide a succinct summary of patient care.They interpret and analyze patient activity to present the physician with the most relevant information needed for the physician to recommend next steps for the patient’s care.

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#10

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And here comes the question of whether it is better to be loved rather than feared, or feared rather than loved. It might be answered that we should wish to be both; but since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved. For of men it may generally be affirmed that they are thankless, fickle, false, studious to avoid danger, greedy of gain, devoted to you while you confer benefits upon them, and ready, while the need is remote, to shed their blood, and sacrifice their property, their lives, and their children for you. But, when danger comes near they turn against you. 8) The Prince who builds wholly on their professions of support will be undone. From Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince

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#11

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In one half of all traffic deaths in the United States, the driver has been drinking. One third of pedestrians struck and killed by cars were drunk. Driving while intoxicated, or DWI, is illegal in every state. In most states, it is illegal to drive a car if the Blood Alcohol Content is 0.1 percent or greater. In most states, it is illegal to drink alcohol while driving. 5) In some, it is against the law to have an open container of any alcoholic drink in the car.

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Decide if each of the following passages is an argument or not. If the passage is not an
argument, explain why, and go the next item. If it is an argument, then write out the premise(s)
and label them with a (P) then write out the conclusion and label them with a (C).Note any
implicit premises or conclusions.
#1
Tyrone did not show up for work. And he has never missed work unless he was sick.So, Tyrone
must be sick today.
Answer
Argument
P: He did not show up for work. And he has never missed work unless he was sick.
C: He must be sick today.
#2
Since Durham, NC has many great restaurants and entertainment venues, robust public and
private higher education opportunities, it follows that the city is a great place to live.
Answer
Argument
P: NC has many great restaurants and entertainment venues, robust public and private higher
education opportunities.
C: Durham city is a great place to live.
#3
Many U.S. cities have the name of Wilson. Wilson, North Carolina grew in the mid-1800s as an
important stop along the Wilmington-Weldon rail line.This was the longest rail line in the nation
when it was completed. It wasn’t until 1849 that the North Carolina General Assembly cha...


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