# Making Arguments

Now that students can represent the arguments of others accurately through citation, students will individually proceed to make arguments of their own. Using the simple logical construction **p****→** * q*, or

*, students will build strong arguments based on evidence derived from the week's prompt. This form of argument is*

**p implies q****implication**, which is a

**dependency relation**. Another way of saying

*p implies q*is

*. So, for instance, if*

**q depends upon p***p = "*it is raining" and

*q*= "I bring an umbrella," then, we assess the

**truth**of the implication by assessing the truth of each term: i

*f*it is raining,

*then*I bring an umbrella (if

*p*is true, then

*q*is true). And vice versa, if it is

*not*raining, then I do

*not*bring an umbrella. When we use an implication to make an argument, we are asking the question

*if this is true, then that is true.*This is a vital element of basic logic. Students will submit

**a document including five arguments**, written as complete sentences, that can be proved in this way.

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