There are several possible ways to navigate the "Reasoned Writing" (RW) module.
Each section of the RW module is numbered. One potential way to navigate the site is to start at the beginning and sequentially follow the numbered sections. Links at the top and bottom (left and right) of each page will take you to the previous or next section in the module. Alternatively, you can use the navigation buttons at the left to navigate the module.
AS A TREE
RW is organized as a tree structure. The tree structure can also be navigated. At the bottom of each section there are either (A) links to sub-branches of the tree; or (B) a short summary indicated by the Application Button (). It is possible to follow branches until reaching an Application Button, indicating that you have reached the terminal branch (or "leaf," if you will) of the tree. Going back to the branch point will allow you to access other branches of the tree.
AS A LINEAR SEQUENCE
It is also possible to access access site content in a continuous sequence. To show all sections of the module, click on the following link:
Alternatively, breaking the RW module up into several sections may be advantageous. One possible division of "Reasoned Writing" is into five sections. The first section, "Frameworks," introduces three basic frameworks, and why reasoning is the strongest framework for science. The second section, "Reasoning," reviews the basics of reasoned arguments. The third section, "Logic," discusses how to defend conclusions with evidence. The fourth section, "Simplicity," reviews strategies for making arguments that are simple enough for audiences to understand. Finally, the fifth section, "Specificity," reviews strategies for ensuring that arguments are specific enough to convey useful information to audiences.