Bramson child, home, neighborhood, community, and conscience | Rhetoric and Composition | University of South Carolina Central Office
Write a paragraph or two analyzing and evaluating how Bramson concedes and refutes anticipated criticism. 1 Skim Bramson’s essay, marking where he uses concession, refutation, or both. How did you identify which strategy Bramson is using? 2 Analyze and evaluate Bramson’s response: What values does he assume underlie his intended readers’ point of view? How does his way of responding bridge the gap between their point of view and his own? 3 How do you think citizens of New Rochelle would respond to Bramson? How would you respond if you were arguing for or against locating a group home in your neighborhood?