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Argumentative Writing: List 1

Argumentative writing involves investigating a topic, gathering and evaluating information, establishing a position, and writing about the position in a clear and concise manner. This list of vocabulary reviews the key terms that are essential to the art of argumentation.

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  1. argument
    an assertion offered as evidence that something is true
  2. counterargument
    an opinion offered in opposition to another position
  3. claim
    an assertion that something is true or factual
  4. attitude
    a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings
  5. perspective
    a way of regarding situations or topics
  6. point of view
    a mental position from which things are perceived
  7. objective
    expressing things perceived without distortion of feelings
  8. position
    a way of regarding situations or topics
  9. mood
    a characteristic state of feeling
  10. bias
    a partiality preventing objective consideration of an issue
  11. style
    a mode of expression typical of a person, group, or period
  12. tone
    a quality that reveals the attitudes of the author
  13. voice
    the distinctive way a writer uses language to express ideas
  14. premise
    a statement that is held to be true
  15. thesis
    an unproved statement advanced as a premise in an argument
  16. support
    establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
  17. fact
    a piece of information about events that have occurred
  18. example
    an item of information that is typical of a class or group
  19. evidence
    knowledge on which to base belief
  20. nuance
    a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
  21. statistic
    a datum that can be represented numerically
  22. quotation
    a passage or expression that is cited
  23. credibility
    the quality of being believable or trustworthy
  24. persuade
    cause somebody to adopt a certain position or belief
  25. conclusion
    a position or opinion reached after consideration
Created on August 9, 2022 (updated August 11, 2022)

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