Persuasive Academic Vocabulary
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One's intention or objective in a speech or piece of writing
A personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty.
Supporting materials used to prove or disprove something.
a conclusion that is not supported by facts or evidence
a topic or a problem for discussion
methods used to influence and convince readers to believe a certain way or take a particular action
The intended reader of a piece of text.
the writer's position on a problem or issue that is supported by facts, details and examples
reason or evidence that back up a claim
argument made to oppose another argument
statement that can be proved true
documented record of someone's expert opinion
fact given in number form
brief account of an event; personal experience
uses feelings rather than facts to persuade
uses sound reasoning and fact to convince readers
Appeals by Association
plays on the audience's desire to fit in, to have a positive image, or be connected to someone they admire
the writer provides evidence to the audience that he is credible and knowledgeable
words or phrases that cause strong emotions
presentation of only one side of an issue to influence the audience
Appeal to Pity
works by making the audience feel sorry for the subject
persuade by using experts to support a product or idea
Making people believe they should buy a product or act a certain way because everyone else is.
a method used to encourage someone to attend an event or to purchase a product or service