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:A paragraph explaining in your own words what the writer’s thesis is, how s/he supports it, and why it is or is not persuasive.The summary of the thesis should be one or two sentences. How the author supports the argument should take a couple of sentences, and should discuss whether the author relies on data (and if so, what kind of data), rhetorical or theoretical reasoning (for example, presenting a number of premises and showing how they lead to an inevitable conclusion), and so forth. In short, this part of the entry should identify the evidence the author uses to support the argument. Finally, take four or five sentences to explain why the piece succeeds or fails in persuading you. pgs 78-114