Rogerian Method of Argumentation

Please contact me if you have any queastions. half way, i posted an example how to write it according to a peer’s post. My topic is being pro pro gun control, so i am want my paper about that. You can look at the instructions but mainly follow my peer’s example i showed you. Thank you!

 here are the instructions:

Use this outline if you are looking at two sides of an issue and want to reach a compromise with the pointof view that is opposite yours.

I. Introduction1. State the problem you hope to resolve.2. Explain the type of positive change you would like to see pertaining to this issue.3. Mention how your opponents may want to solve the same problem. 

II. Summary of Opposing Views1. Topic sentence: Explain the most important reason people disagree with your point of view.2. Write a sentence using a quote or paraphrase from one of your sources that disagrees with your point ofview.3. Write a sentence of commentary to help your reader understand this point of view.4. Optional: Write another a sentence of commentary to help your reader understand this point of view.5. Write a sentence using a quote or paraphrase from one of your sources that disagrees with your point ofview.6. Write a sentence of commentary to help your reader understand this point of view.7. Optional: Write another a sentence of commentary to help your reader understand this point of view.

III. Statements of Understanding and Validity1. Write a topic sentence using a concept word from the finals sentence of the previous paragraphs in adifferent way. Be sure to use a transition word at the beginning of this paragraph.2. Write a sentence in which you explain how the opposing arguments might be valid.3. Write 2-3 sentences of commentary in which you give in to the opposing side (show how they havesome valid points).4. Write a sentence in which you explain how under certain circumstances you might be able to share theopposing sides point of view.

IV. Statement of your position1. Write a topic sentence in which you state your point of view.2. Write a sentence in which you use quote or paraphrase from one of your sources, which supports yourpoint of view.3. Write a sentence or two of commentary.4. Write another sentence in which you use a quote or a paraphrase, which supports your point of view.5. Write another 2 sentences of commentary.6. Write a concluding sentence.  

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You may need to repeat this type of paragraph for the remaining reasons that support your point ofview. This many be one or two more additional paragraphs using the above structure. Make sure to begin each new paragraph with a topic sentence that uses a concept word from thelast sentence of the previous paragraph in a different way.  

V. Statement of Context.1. In your topic sentence, explain how your point of view is valid and has merit.2. In a few sentences, describe the situations in which your point of view has merit, showing that youunderstand that people wont agree with you all the time.

VI. Statement of Benefits.This is your conclusion. Show your opponent how they would benefit from accepting your position, andend your essay on a hopeful note.

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here is an example. please follow this peer’s outline!!!

Introduction:

My topic: Some rape cases are not handled properly, and a large majority of the time the rapist is not prosecuted in the correct manner. 
question: Why aren’t all rape cases taken seriously throughout America’s law system?

Opposing view: 

Some individuals lie about being sexually assaulted/raped.

Statement of understanding:

I can understand why it would be hard to believe all rape cases, because not everyone speaks the truth.

My position and context:

I was raped my freshman year of college, and although I knew it was rape I had several people tell me that it wasn’t and so I never said anything about it.
Where there is negative power or influence, it can make it a lot harder to speak on what happened to you.

Statement of benefits:

If there were to be an improvement in the way the law system works with sexual assault cases, then a lot more rapists or sexual assaulters would be in jail. You would not be able to walk into the same store that your sexual offender walks in.