In the argument chapter, you learned about expressed arguments (overt arguments attempting to persuade the audience towards a point of view) and implied arguments (arguments that appear on the surface not to be arguments but actually seek to persuade the audience of a point of view or views). For this DQ, provide a specific example from the media of an expressed argument and an implied argument and answer the following questions:
- What is the expressed argument you identified? What specific argument does the author make? What evidence does the author use to support his or her claims?
- What is the implied argument you identified? What specific argument does the author make? What evidence does the author use to support his or her claims?
- Why is it important to understand expressed and implied arguments?
- How might you use your understanding of expressed and implied arguments when drafting your first essay in this course?
Note: You may use visual arguments such as photos and pictures, but you will still need to explain your rationale for why you believe the author is making a specific argument.