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Appeal to Reason
To call upon a reader's ability to think in a rational way in order to cause a change in his or her thoughts
Appeal to Emotion
use of emotion as basis of argument without factual evidence
A position or viewpoint along with the claims and evidence used to support that position.
state or assert that something is the case, typically without providing evidence or proof.
A summary based on evidence or facts
ideas that are presented to oppose another argument
Supporting materials used to prove or disprove something
The opening paragraph which attracts the reader's attention, identifies the topic and purpose of the essay.
The process of thinking about something in a logical way in order to form a conclusion or judgment.
A fact, description, example or other item of information used to back up a claim, illustrate a point, explain an idea, or support a thesis or topic sentence.
A short statement, usually one sentence, that summarizes the main point or claim of an essay or research paper and is developed, supported, and explained in the text by means of examples and evidence.
A true piece of information
A belief or conclusion held with confidence but not supported by positive knowledge or proof.