Despite this feeling that this is a matter of opinion, opinions are arguments that aren’t fully realized. A logical argument adds greater validity to most opinions. It makes them more persuasive and harder to attack.

Your primary task is to put together a logical argument. Your first draft should take the form of modus ponens or modus tollens (just a syllogism). You need to do your best to start with a simple syllogism and then expand it into a longer argument.

You can use I statements such as “I think,” and “I have observed,” and “I have confirmed or verified through research or observation or reports that such is the case.”

NOT ALLOWED: “I believe,” and “I feel.”