20 terms

AP Seminar Terms 1-20

For Quiz on August 27
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Argument
A claim or thesis that conveys a perspective developed through a line of reasoning and supported by evidence
Assumption
A belief regarded as true and often unstated
Bias
A personal opinion, belief, or value that may influence one's judgement, perspective, or claim
Claim
A statement made about an issue that asserts a perspective
Commentary
Discussion and analysis of evidence in relation to the claim which may identify patterns, describe trends, and/or explain relationships
Complex issue
Issues involving many facets or perspectives that must be understood in order to address them
Concession
Acknowledgement and acceptance of an opposing or different view
Conclusion
Understanding resulting from analysis of evidence
Conventions
The stylistic features of writing (e.g. grammar, usage, and mechanics)
Counterargument
An opposing perspective, idea, or theory supported by evidence
Credibility
The degree to which a source is believable and trustworthy
Cross-curricular
Goes beyond the traditional boundary of a single content area or discipline
Deductive
A type of reasoning that constructs general propositions that are supported with evidence or cases
Evidence
Information (e.g. data, quotations, excerpts from texts) used as proof to support a claim or thesis
Fallacy
Evidence or reasoning that is false or in error
Implication
A possible future effect or result
Inductive
A type of reasoning that presents cases or evidence that lead to a logical conclusion
Inquiry
A process for seeking truth, information, or knowledge
Interdisciplinary
Involving two or more areas of knowledge
Issue
Important problem for evaluation or discussion