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Structure Argument Grading Criteria Point(s) Comments

#1 Introduction Museum is an institutional place that 1. The introduction clearly states the 2
The introduction presents the links the past and present, safeguarding topic of the argument. Can you
topic of the text. It guides the and preserving artifacts for the society’s answer: What is the argument about?
reader to a specific situation and cultural awareness. 2. The introduction attracts the
sets the horizon of positions that reader’s attention in the context of the
one might take in this situation. case. Can you answer, assuming the
role of the recipient in the case: Why
should I read this?
#2 Position It will provide as a recreational facility in 1. The position fits the argument’s 2
In the position, the author states deepening cultural knowledge by using introduction (#1) Is this a position that
the argument’s claim. The art as a medium of communication. applies to the decision situation
position is where the author can established in the introduction (#1)?
freely choose a stance within the 2. The position explicitly identifies the
horizon that is given by the actors and objects in the context of the
introduction and the case case. Is it clear who is supposed to do
description. what?
#3 Reason To maintain our heritage and exhibit the 1. The reason explains why the 2
The author presents a reason that works of local artists, wherein the public position (#2) is a good choice. Do you
supports the stated position. has access to interact with art. understand why
Given that the author can only someone might take this position (#2)?
present one reason, the author 2. The reason is plausible in the
needs to choose the one that is context of the case. Do you accept this
most valid and important. reason? If not, why not?
#4 Challenge Lack of government support in protecting 1. The challenge articulates one point 2
In the challenge, the author one’s heritage and the absence of ideas of criticism concerning the reason (#3).
addresses potential reservations in maintaining and attracting the public’s Does the anticipated criticism really
that a critical reader might have attention. apply to the supportive reason (#3)?
concerning the reason. This is an 2. The challenge identifies a central
opportunity to safeguard the weakness of the reason that is
overall argument against plausible in the context of the case. Do
expected criticism. you accept this as a central point of
criticism? If not, which other, more
important challenge would you
#5 Rebuttal Museums owned by the city has access in 1. The rebuttal states a response that
The rebuttal answers to the government funds, practice effective refutes or qualifies the challenge (#4).
challenge, for example by limiting profitable financial strategies and proper Does the rebuttal apply to the
the position to certain cases. The hiring of staffs. challenge (#4)?
purpose of the rebuttal is to 2. The rebuttal is plausible in the
inform the reader that the author context of the case. Do you accept the
has already identified and rebuttal as sufficient to dismiss the
weighed the pros and cons of the criticism (#4)? If not, why not?
#6 Conclusion When art and history aligns, it can create 1. Summarizes the argument on the 2
The conclusion sums up the wonders within the four walls of a basis of previously presented
argument and clearly states the building and promote city’s local information (#1–#5). Does the
judgment or decision reached by heritage. conclusion avoid introducing new
the author’s reasoning. Its arguments or information?
purpose is to convince the 2. The conclusion reinforces the
audience, and it should be short, position and emphasizes its relevance
memorable, and to the point. in the context of the case. Does the
conclusion motivate you to follow the
author’s advice?