In terms of attempting to change criminal or anti-social behaviour, North American institutions often
employ some form of public humiliation. Given this fact, name some other cultures for which this
approach could prove disastrous?
The Three Point Proof
The Three Point Proof is a template for making an argument that translates very well
into an oral or written assignment. It assists students in organizing their thoughts and
arguments; researching to find the most relevant points; and, streamlines marking for
profs. As with any assignment or answer, the student should provide an introduction
The Three Point Proof consists of three major points each supported by three minor
points. The major points must relate to the core of the question or assignment. The first
of the three minor points must be from course material; and, the remaining two from
relevant outside sources; i.e.: facts, expert opinion or outside data sources. The Three
Point Proof can be presented in an oral statement, PowerPoint, point form or text.
Teaching The Three Point Proof –
To teach the Three Point Proof ask students if they have a favourite restaurant. Select
one student and ask them what restaurant they like. Ask the student to give you three
reasons why they like that restaurant. The student will give you the three reasons: food
is good, good service, great prices. Write these points on the whiteboard in a list:
1, food is good,
2. good service,
3. great prices
Then ask the student to prove or support each of those major points by using three
minor points: restaurant reviews, reports from food critics, opinion from food experts,
online ratings etc.
1. food is good
a. course material definition of good food
b. food critic review
c. online ratings
Then repeat the process with their favorite movie. At the end of the process you can tell
them they now understand how to use The Three Point and, that their next date night is
all planned out.
Framing the Argument