Chapter 13

writing a successful arguement
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if you want to write on topic you don't know very well then take the time to learn as much as you can about. If you know alot about the topic you should be willing to defend it intelligently and rationally. That doesn't mean of course that you must know all there is to know about an issue before you begin to formulate your opinion and take your stand or that you must present your case in an absolute or exhustive manner.
descriptionsgives concrete details to paint a verbal picture of a person, place or thing. There may be in your topic something that can be decribed.causeare reasons for the occurrence of an event, a decision an action,etc.effectare results of an (Cause) event, a decision an action,etc.classification and divisionwhen we classify, we take a large group and break it down into smaller, more mangeable groups. when we divide we tke one thing and break it down into its various parts such as systems or individual items.Contrastwhen we contrast two things we show them to be dissimilar in important ways.comparisonwhen we compare two things we discuss the similarites between them. A comparison used to support a claim is called an analogy.illustrationswhen we illustrate we provide examples to help clarify a point and defend a general comment. A hypothetical example is used to support a claim for which there may be no readily available real-life example or for which a hypothetical example works just as well or better.definitionwhen we define a word we tell our readers or listeners exactly what we mean by a word or concept. In daily discourse with one another we often use definitions to. for example. clarify our use of specific words or to persuade.