Argumentative Essay Writing Unit
Terms in this set (14)
Persuade readers or listeners to agree with your claim or to motivate them to take action.
Group of people you want to convince or take action.
Statement that confidently states your viewpoint on an issue or topic.
A statement that supports the claim and tells the reader why you are supporting that side of the issue.
Credible information that supports your claim; includes facts, specific examples, expert opinions, commonly accepted beliefs, statistics.
Explanation of the evidence and how it relates to the claim.
Shares the viewpoint of the people that do not agree with your claim.
Evidence/response that attempts to prove the counterclaim false or ineffective.
An interesting quote, anecdote, or example at the beginning of a writing that grabs reader's attention.
Personal story that illustrates a point.
Call to action
Restatement of the thesis in concluding paragraph and what the writer wants the reader to do.
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