Introductory Assignment

Formalise an argument of your own creation.

Write a prose-based piece of reasoning. Use the examples in the text as your model; the umbrella example is the simplest.

Formalise the prose using the structure and terminology described in this module.

Use the description of the formal structure to describe why you have formalised the example this way. For example, in the umbrella case, you might say:

"I choose 'Why are people carrying damp umbrellas?' as my Lead Question because ...."

Successful completion of this assignment is sufficient for demonstrating the course competency "Formalising arguments".