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Gotha 6th Grade Unit 3

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Controversy
a public dispute over an opinion
Argument
facts or reasoning given to support an opinion as being true
Claim
a writer's statement or position/opinion about a topic
Reasons
the point that explains why the author is making a certain claim
Evidence
the information that supports or proves an idea or claim (fact, statistics, expert opinion,examples and anecdotes)
Research
the process of locating information from a variety of sources
Citation
giving credit to authors of source information
Textual Evidence
quotes, summaries, or paraphrases from text passages to support a position or claim
Credible
to be trusted or believed
Relevant
closely connect red to the matter at hand (evidence supporting a claim)
Sufficient
adequate for the purpose of supporting a claim
Tone
a writer's/speaker's attitude toward a subject
Formal Style
a style of writing/speaking that is appropriate for formal communication such as in business or academics
Rhetorical Appeals
language used to appeal to one's emotions
Ethos
a rhetorical appeal that focuses on the character or qualifications of the speaker (Ethics)
Pathos
a rhetorical appeal to the reader's or listener's senses or emotions through connotative language and imagery (Emotions)
Logos
a rhetorical appeal to reason or logic through statistics,facts, and reasonable examples (Logic)
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