This video showcases the Reason Rule in action: using it to correct a mistaken argument map, in this case about Juuling. Correcting argument maps with the Reason Rule is something you’ll do a lot, and you’ll want to teach your students to do it themselves. The result will be persuasive, clear, and well-organized arguments!
If you can get your students even slightly more in the habit of simply asking “why should I believe this?” when evaluating information, engaging in discussions, or writing their own essays, that’s a huge step! This basic habit is at the core of all good critical thinking.
You can find videos, slides, a lesson plan, and practice worksheets for Lesson 3 here:
Now that you have completed this lesson on the Reason Rule, take this final quiz. By passing the quiz, you will be able to move on to the next lesson.