First, read this argument:

Social media is clearly very addictive, since most people can’t go even one day without checking their Instagram or Twitter feed. Social media also makes people unhappy because it constantly invites you to compare yourself to others, and comparing yourself to others is a great way to feel miserable. Therefore, you should just avoid this needless suffering and not use any social media at all! You might say that social media is a good way to keep up with friends and family, but you can always call or text the people that really matter to you.

Now, try the following interactive mapping exercise. Nate will walk you through mapping this argument, step by step.

Here’s a link to the completed argument map.


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