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circular reasoning
claim
counterargument
diplomatic
evidence
explodited
logical fallacy
overgeneralization
prefix
reasons
stewardship
sustainable
tone

Argumentative essay parts Word Search

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Summary
Paraphrase
Quotation
Textual evidence
Synthesize
Coherent argument
Logical fallacy
Effective support
Claim
Argument
Argumentative
Essay
Reason
Statement
Conclusion
Counter claim
Opposing claim
Evidence
Examples
Support
Thesis
Introduction

Argumentative Writing Crossword

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making a claim supporting it argument
making a claim supporting it using feelings persuasion
The position that you are trying to get your reader to accept claim
Facts that support your claim evidence
Statement that explains how the evidence supports and connects to the claim bridge
Challenging the argument by addressing the position of someone who may not agree with the argument counterargument
Demonstrating why the counterargument is wrong refutation
Who will be affected by the topic. Who will read the essay. audience
Also known as claim Thesis statement
First paragraph where you will hook the reader introduction
Paragraph that introduces the reason that your claim is valid Body Paragraph 1
Paragraph that introduces the second reason that your claim is valid Body Paragraph 2
Paragraph that introduces an opposing claim Body Paragraph 3
Last paragraph that restates the thesis statement conclusion
The first sentence in each paragraph that tells you what the paragraph is talking about topic sentence
words that show the relationships among the ideas in a piece of writing transition

Persuasion techniques Word Search

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repetition
propaganda
prizes
plain folks appeal
persuasion
overgeneralization
name calling
must have
misleading claims
loaded words
jingle
puffery
hype
humor
games and activities
federal trade commission
fear
facts and figures
endorsement
emotional appeal
claim
circular reasoning
caveat emptor
cause and effect fallacy
card stacking
call to action
bias
bandwagon
association
argument
advertisement

Persuasive Vocabulary Crossword

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Description

a persuasive appeal that is used to show the credibility of the speaker (expert or celebrity) Ethos
a persuasive appeal that is used to evoke the emotions of the audience Pathos
a persuasive appeal that is uses logic through definitions, facts, or statistics to prove a point Logos
an error in thinking or arguing Fallacy
the author/creator of the persuasive appeals ethos, pathos, and logos Aristotle
to state something to be true with or without evidence Claim
a claim plus supporting reasons Thesis
a statement that creates an inferred conclusion Premise
a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief Assertion
language used to persuade an audience Rhetoric
the degree to which an objective is achieved Effectiveness
Judging the value or character of something; discussing the positive and negative advantages or disadvantages. Evaluate
A summary based on evidence or facts Conclusion
the available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid. Evidence

Argument Writing Vocabulary Crossword

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Description

reasoned thinking that supports a specific claim or position argument
correct or suitable for a particular time, situation, or purpose appropriate
a statement that a speaker or writer is trying to prove, usually by using evidence claim
when something such as a piece of writing is easy to understand because its parts are connected in a clear and reasonable way coherent
a justification of a claim; an explanation reason
details or quotes from a text that directly relate to the subject or problem being discussed or considered relevant evidence
not related to the subject being discussed irrelevant
the opposing viewpoint or the opposite of the main claim in an essay counterclaim
evidence that is relevant and specific well-chosen evidence
to give the reader a clear picture in his/her mind illustrates
identify information in the text that supports understanding and uses that evidence to explain ideas cite
a personal view, attitude, or judgment opinion
to move by argument or evidence to belief, agreement, consent, or a course of action convince
a piece of factual writing in which ideas on a single topic are presented, explained, argued, or described in an interesting way essay
a method of doing something which involves several steps or stages process
the specific reason a person has for writing purpose

Argument Essay Writing Terms Crossword

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Description

using evidence to persuade someone to agree with you argument
presents evidence to both sides of an argument argument essay
the position that supports the argument; thesis statement claim
facts or reasons that supports the claim: facts, statistics, examples evidence
chain of reasoning that connects evidence to the claim warrant
the opposite (opposing) position counterclaim
logical reasons for rejecting the counterclaim rebuttal
hook, basic information of topic, claim introduction
sum up important points, restate the claim conclusion
introduces the topic of the paragraph topic sentence
words used to help readers progress from one idea to another transitions

Logical Fallacies Crossword

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Description

falsely assumes that one thing leads to another Slippery Slope
misrepresents a position to make it sound weaker Straw Man
authority figure affirms incoherent proposition Appeal to Authority
idea must be true because it is the popular opinion Appeal to Popularity
idea is dismissed because of who the source is Genetic
fallacy of distraction Red Herring
an assumption one makes based on insufficient evidence or biased information Hasty Generalization
someone is asked to choose between two ideas Flase Dichotomy
the reasoner beginswith what they are trying to end with Circular Argument
A question with a false, disputed, or question-begging presupposition. Loaded Question
An argument is given from which a perfectly valid and sound conclusion may be drawn, yet the stated conclusion is something else Missing the Point

DEBATE TERMS Crossword

Type
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Description

Argues in favor of the resolution affirmative
Uses evidence and reasoning to support claims argument
Statement that a debater supports or refutes with evidence and reasoning claim
Speech presenting a debater's basic arguments for or against the resolution constructive
Another word for "claims" contentions
When a member of one team questions an opposing team member cross examination
Process of formally arguing a resolution against an opposing team debate
Matches two teams against each other, one affirming and one opposing the resolution debate format
Explanations of terms stated in the resolution definitions
Information used to support a claim, such as a testimonial evidence
Bad reasoning resulting in an unsound argument fallacy
Taking notes during a debate to prepare for CX flowing
Individual who listens to a debate and decides the winner Judge
Argues against the resolution negative
Using analysis to connect the evidence to the claim being made reasoning
Speech that challenges and defends arguments introduced in a constructive speech rebuttal
process of attaching an opponent's arguments refutation
The topic or claim being debated resolution

Arguments Word Search

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relevant
statement
evaluate
reiterate
paraphrase
analyze
counterclaim
details
examples
facts
opinion
persuade
convince
ideas
connecting
supporting
author
conclusion
contradictory
assumption
argument
logical
faulty
sound
bias
sufficient
reasoning
valid
evidence
claim

Vocabulary Word Search

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Consent
Legacy
Ethics
Propaganda
Diction
Simile
Interpret
Perspective
Counter argument
Credibility
Claim
Analyze
Logos
Pathos
Ethos