After reading issue 4 of this graphic novel, I realized how interesting argumentation essay could be sometimes. The comic book layout makes it easier to read, and makes readers want to keep reading to find out what would happen next. The author has made it easier for every reader to understand what a good argument entails. The article clearly outlines in every text that a good argument should not be about the pros and cons rather, every claim should be supported with binding substantiation. Not only did they get their point across about argumentation pieces, but gave the reader common ground to relate to. The article clearly outlines this concept by stating that in an argument, every claim must be supported by valid evidence(Schwarz and Gretchen, 262-265).
The article defines different types of arguments and the form they take. For example, the argument in court, the young woman may or may not be held responsible depending on the value of evidence to support each claim by the jury (Horowitz and Daniel, 107-120). However, the author further elaborates that by presenting evidence to support a claim is not enough to pass a judgment. There has to be proof that the evidence presented is connected to the claim. Some arguments are not based on claims but just the general perception of the parties to an argument. A good example of a good conversation is evident in Tim Kirkman’s Lazy Eye drama about two men who reunite after 15 years. They still come together and sit to discuss about love, sex and developments. A good conversation does not necessarily qualify to be an argument because it does not require facts but different opinions. Here the parties would argue based on their individual understanding of the topic without defining the rights and the wrongs. They should come to an agreement at the end of the argument. In my perspective, I think a good argument should be more engaging and all parties need to air their views so that they can relate based on valid evidence and presented factual.
Horowitz, Daniel. “Essay examination prompts and the teaching of academic writing.” English for Specific Purposes 5.2 (1986): 107-120.
Schwarz, Gretchen E. “Graphic novels for multiple literacies.” Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 46.3 (2002): 262-265.