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Structure of individual arguments

Let's examine an individual argument that was referred to in the text on indigenous self-determination [in Section 5].

Read the essay question and the text of the argument, thinking about the purpose of each sentence.

Then move your mouse over each sentence to see to see a comment on the purpose of its place in the argument being developed.

Question

'Differences in understandings of the term ‘self-determination’ are at the heart of the failure of successive Australian governments to come to terms with the education demands of Indigenous Australians.'

Analyse this statement.

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