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An essay that is presenting a logical argument.
The beginning of an essay which should get the audiences attention, give them a reason to listen , and introduce the topic.
The first sentence in an essay that is designed to grab the reader's attention.
The fundamental point, main idea for the essay - A focus statement upon which the point of view or discussion in the essay is based, which comes at the end of the introduction.
A statement or assertion that is open to challenge and that requires support.
A challenge to a position; an opposing argument.
A sentence, most often appearing at the beginning of a paragraph, that announces the paragraph's main idea and often unites it with the work's thesis.
Quotations, summaries, or paraphrases from text passages to support a position.
The attempt to disprove (or poke holes) the opposing view by refuting it (or finding fault with it).
A summary based on evidence or facts.
Statements which support your topic by giving information about if through facts, examples, etc.
What a piece of writing is mostly about.
To make clear and (more) comprehensible;
The subject of discussion.
A fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion.
Capable of being believed; plausible
Following rules or customs, often in an exact and proper way.
To describe accurately.
To arrange (a group of people or things) in classes or categories according to shared qualities or characteristics.
Thinking in which the steps of thinking make sense.
Having to do with the main idea, rather than distracting with a side issue; the relation of something to the matter at hand.
An adequate amount of something, especially of something essential
Reasonable; making use of reason and good sense
Correct in all details; exact.
Well integrated, forming a united whole.
The likely outcome of a particular behavior.
The physical or mental activity needed to achieve something. As in, you will need to put forth your best efforts in writing this essay.
A commitment to the value of work and purposeful activity.
A moral belief that it is good to work hard.
A willingness to accept an obligation and be accountable or an action or situation. This essay is your responsibility.
Arranged in an orderly way.