Georg Engel's Leistungskurs Englisch 2006/08 To learn or not to learn, that is the question...

The argumentative text type

* The argumentative text type (also called argumentation): aims at convincing the reader of the writer's opinion. There is "sound argumentation", which is objective and attempts to convince with good arguments and logical reasoning. There is also persuasive argumentation (or "persuasion", by some theorists considered a text type of its own), which tries to persuade readers with stylistic means to get the reader's spontaneous consent.

* Text 1: Attitudes to Science by Stephen Hawking

* Text 2: Science: No Longer a Sacred Cow by Frank Tripitt [Text] [Work Sheet]

* Text 3: Keep Death off the Road by Jeremy Clarkson.