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What is an argument?

An argument is a reasoned opinion supported and explained by evidence.


True or False - A Claim must be argumentative

  • True


True or False - Academic claims are complex, general, and detailed 


  • Academic claims are complex, specific, and detailed.


This is one of the key tenet in argumentative writing

  • The purpose of argument in writing is to convince or move readers toward a certain point of view, or opinion.

  • A thesis that expresses the opinion of the writer in more specific terms is better than one that is vague.

  • It is essential that you address counterarguments.

  • To persuade a skeptical audience, you will need to use a wide range of evidence, including ethos, pathos, and logos.

  • Facts are statements that can be proven using objective data.

  • Opinions are personal views, or judgments, that cannot be proven.

  • In writing, you want to strike a balance between credible facts and authoritative opinions.

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