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Terms for Argumentative Writing
Terms used when teaching argumentative writing for Common Core.
Terms in this set (30)
ethical moral nature
a reason given for proof and argument
Ideas spread to influence public opinion for or against a cause.
A statement or sentence that states the purpose of a paper or essay
a statement or sentence used to attract a reader's attention
a position or decision that reflects an opinion
to give the reason to clarify one's statement
to uphold, defend and provide proof of a claim
A sentence, most often appearing at the beginning of a paragraph, that announces the paragraph's idea and often unites it with the work's thesis.
serving to illustrate a stance and/or provide extra explanation
to engage in argument
to say, state, or perform again
the quality of being believable or trustworthy
an expert whose views are taken as definitive
to take a stance against something
short story of an amusing or interesting event
prove to be false or incorrect
refer to for illustration, credit or proof
a guide listing specific criteria
the collection and classification of data that are in the form of numbers
a gathering of spectators or listeners at a performance or writing
what a text is mostly about, expressed in the title
an explanation of an idea
an argument in favor of a proposal, side 1, positive
an argument opposed to a proposal, side 2, negative
sets the mood, gives the setting, introduces background info and main characters, hooks the reader
The main text of a personal letter, business letter, memo, email, or report.
The ending of a piece of writing that provides closure to the piece and expresses the author's feelings about his/her experience.
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