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Argumentative Essay Vocabulary
Terms in this set (26)
To change another person's mind using a logical argument.
The logical connection of one idea to another.
An opening sentence that makes your audience want to read your essay.
A sentence that tells what the essay will be about.
The first sentence of a paragraph. It tells what that paragraph will be about.
Evidence from research used to prove your proposition.
Your explanation of what your evidence means, explains or why your evidence is important.
Words, or a sentence, that connects one idea to the next.
An opposing argument.
Your response to prove the other person's thinking is incorrect.
An introduction to the evidence used.
Call to Action
A sentence that tells your audience to take action in some way.
Giving credit to a source within the sentence.
The last page of your essay where you list the resources you used in alphabetical order.
A subject, situation, idea about which people disagree
Specific Instance used to support a claim.
A valid recognition of an opposing perspective.
The "for it" side of an issue.
The "against it" side of an issue.
A clear statement in which the writer states his or her position on an issue.
A source/person who has experience and knowledge on a particular topic.
A short story example of an idea.
Facts written in numerical way.
Appeal to the creditability of the writer.
Appeal to emotions of the reader.
Appeal to the logical structure of the argument.
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