Understanding Arguments with Jon Clarkson

In this study skills lesson, we started off by reading articles and looked at what the arguments were.

We went through 3 different articles and deconstructed them in terms of their story, source, language, the perspective of the journalist.

An argument – is an attempt to persuade.


After going over the definitions of arguments and claims, we went back to the articles that we read. Analysing the claims and arguments that were made, including their implications and logical fallacies.

The separate arguments were set out
This made the breaking down of the structure a lot easier to understand and analyse.