the act or process of forming reasons, drawing conclusions, and applying them to a case in discussion
Counter Argument (Con)
point of statement in opposition to the argument being made in a written document or speech
Break down in order to bring out the essential elements or structure. To identify parts, relationships, and interpret information to reach conclusions.
Evidence is the specific pieces of information that support a claim. Evidence can take that form of facts, quotations, examples, statistics, or personal experiences among others.
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.
patterns are structures that show the relationship between ideas. Types of organizational patterns include Cause and Effect and Problem/Solution.
An original document containing the observations, ideas, and conclusions of an individual. It is a firsthand account presented by someone present or actively participating in the event. Examples include manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, and personal journals.
A secondhand account of an event or a retelling of another person's observations written by someone who did not witness or actually participate in the events. Includes sources that combine, synthesize, and or interpret information from primary sources. Examples include encyclopedias, textbooks, and reviews.
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.