Argument Writing Vocabulary

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This vocabulary will prepare you for the argument writing that we will be doing in Social Studies.

Analyze

means to examine, closely study, and evaluate a text by breaking down and examining its elements to comprehend its meaning.

Argument

are the reasons that support your claim.

Bias

is a general tendency or leaning in one direction; partiality toward one view over another.

Claim

is a statement that clearly introduces an idea or belief that is supported by evidence

Counterclaim

is an argument that negates the writers claim.

Evidence

is information that leads to a claim.

Formal writing style

is writing that is free of slang, trite, expressions, abbreviations, symbols, email shortcut language, contractions, and the use of the personal pronoun "I." The writer does not speaking directly to the reader by using the word you. Formal style ensures that readers are able to read and understand what is written.

Organization

patterns are structures that show the relationship between ideas. Types of organizational patterns include Cause and Effect and Problem/Solution.

Peripheral information

is text information that is not of central importance.

Primary source

is an original source, such as someone's diary or journal, a survey or interview, letters, autobiographies, and observation.

Secondary source

is material that other people have gathered and interpreted, extended, analyzed, or evaluated, such as newspaper articles, a documentary on television, a website, a science text, and an encyclopedia entry.

Support

are specific examples from the evidence that uphold the claim

Synthesize

means to examine, closely study, and evaluate how individual text elements work together as a whole by combining the knowledge of one text element to the analysis of an additional element.

Tone

is an author's attitude toward a subject.

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