Argument Writing / Set 2 (9 Comp)
Terms in this set (29)
information that grabs the reader's attention in the introductory paragraph
a brief, emphatic story used to draw the reader's attention
background information for the reader; found in the introductory paragraph
the essay's central opinion or overall argument
the sentence that states the essay's central idea or main claim
what the essay is about (also called the "subject")
one major reason or idea that supports the thesis
any information that provides proof supporting an argument
call to action
urges readers to do something in response to the issue; found in the concluding paragraph
when all of the ideas are directly related to the thesis
when the ideas and sentences flow smoothly and logically, making the writing easy to read
another word for "lead"
paragraph housing the lead, context, and thesis
paragraphs supporting the thesis
restates thesis, summarizes key points, calls reader to action
a word or phrase that helps writers organize ideas and sentences
the sentence in the body paragraph that introduces one of the supporting points of the thesis statement
a type of supporting evidence that shows "how" something happens
a type of supporting evidence that is "proven"
a type of supporting evidence that uses numbers
transition that signals the refutation
the opposing side/party with which we are arguing
the logical arrangement of ideas and paragraphs
having substantial evidence to support the essay's thesis
the process of improving a draft by adding, deleting, reordering, and replacing words, sentences, ideas, and even whole paragraphs. NOT EDITING!
the process of correcting errors in order to prepare the document for reading or evaluation
Ideas that are unnecessarily repeated create __________
a precise thesis statement followed by precise topic sentences create ______
another word for "hook"
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