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Argumenttive Writing terms

Quiz by Velva Fowler

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  • Q1
    a type of writing that tries to convince the reader of something; it presents a claim and supports the claim using an argument based on evidence
    Argumentative writing
    30s
  • Q2
    an author's reason for writing
    Purpose
    30s
  • Q3
    A sentence that states the purpose and main point of a paper or essay.
    Thesis statement
    30s
  • Q4
    what you are trying to prove; a writer's position on a problem or an issue
    Claim
    30s
  • Q5
    the point of view of people who do not agree with the claim you are making; the opposite view of yours (same as counterargument)
    Counterclaim/Opposing claim
    30s
  • Q6
    An opposing argument to the one a writer is putting forward (same as counterclaim)
    Counterargument
    30s
  • Q7
    a statement that supports your claim; why you believe something is true
    Reason
    30s
  • Q8
    the specific pieces of information that support a claim; can be facts, quotations, examples, statistics, personal experiences, etc.
    Evidence
    30s
  • Q9
    the quality of being believable or trustworthy; your sources of evidence need to be credible
    Credibility
    30s
  • Q10
    prove to be false or incorrect; to show how a counterargument is not true
    Refute
    30s
  • Q11
    referring to a source to give credit or proof
    Cite
    30s
  • Q12
    the people who are reading your essay; the people you are trying to convince
    Audience
    30s
  • Q13
    what a text is mostly about; the main idea
    Central Idea
    30s
  • Q14
    an argument in favor of a proposal; positive
    Pro
    30s
  • Q15
    an argument opposed to or against a proposal; negative
    Con
    30s

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