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Arts and Humanities
Argument Academic Vocabulary
Terms in this set (16)
A single statement or series of statements for or against something.
The act of stating something clearly and strongly to make others aware
who the argument is intended for
A statement of opinion that requires support
Acknowledging the other side's position/argument
A statement made by someone that goes against the claim
Also called evidence that supports your claim
The author's ethical appeal - is the author being reasonable, fair, supporting claims etc.,
The argument's ethical appeal - Is the author using facts & supporting details?
The argument's emotional appeal - Does the writer tap into the emotions of the reader, does the argument matter?
When the argument gets to a point there is no clear winner or looser.
A counterargument, especially in debate
Your specific facts or specific evidence used to support why your claim is true
The statement of purpose for your argument
A general assumption that establishes a connection between the data and the claim.
Wording/belief used to make an author's argument unreliable
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