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Elements of Argumentative Writing
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A writer's position in an argument.
Counterclaim (opposing view)
Statements that address the opposing position in an argument.
To trace the outline of a writer's argument.
Ideas that support a writer's claim.
Facts, statistics, anecdotes, quotations and examples used to provide support for reasons presented in an argument.
To mention or quote a passage, author, person as evidence that supports the reasons you present in an argument.
To describe what a citation says and how it supports a reason in an argument.
To judge or assess
To examine a piece of writing to determine the essential parts and how they work together.
To combine evidence from different written works into one essay.
Your hook, background information, and thesis statement/claim.
Capture the interest of the reader and set the tone for your essay.
What your essay will prove. This will be the last sentence in your introduction. It includes your claim and the two main points you will use to support your claim.
A topic sentence that presents a reason to support the claim. Evidence, an explanation of the evidence, a counterclaim and rebuttal and a sentence that links the the reason back to the claim.
Paraphrase thesis/claim, summarize supporting points, and end with a call to action and/or an emotional appeal. The last thing a reader reads is the first thing he/she remembers. End your essay with a bang!
Facts, numbers, and information that can be very convincing when used in an argument.
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