This learning area will help you develop your arguments, understand your audience, evaluate source material, approach arguments rhetorically, and avoid logical fallacies.
Here, you’ll also learn about evaluating other arguments and creating digital writing projects related to your argument.
If you find that you still have questions about the problem (and don’t worry if you do), now is your opportunity to discuss them further.
Remember to speak about why your believe those questions exist, where you feel you should look for answers, and what (if any) additional research you might need to do.
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That being said, there is another very important element of the exploratory genre.
These types of essays are reflective of your cognitive and writing ability as your work your way through a specific problem.