What is the claim, reasons, and evidence?
What is the speaker's position on a problem or issue?
What are reasons and evidence?
What are declarations to explain an action or belief?
What are specific facts, statistics, or examples?
What is it called when the reader follows and understands the reasoning of an argument? to...
What is a statement that addresses and disproves the opposing viewpoints?
What is it called to decide whether or not an argument is convincing? to...
What is it it called when the speaker tries to get the audience feeling something? The speaker is appealing to the reader's...
What is an error in reasoning that often starts with a false assumption or mistaken beliefs?
What is the author's attitude about his or her subject?
What is the event that happens first?
What is the event that follows the cause?
What is it called to restate information in your own words? to...
the writer’s position
supportive statements of logic
proof that the reasons are valid
a review of the main point, stated in a memorable way
acknowledging merit in the other viewpoint
arguing against that viewpoint
a claim made to rebut a previous claim
the art or study of using language effectively and persuasively
a technique writers use to enhance their arguments and communicate more effectively
ethos, pathos, logos
contrasting ideas are presented via parallel language
the use of similar grammatical constructions to express ideas that are related or equal in importance
a change in mood or tone, often signaled by words like but or however
a statement based on an error in reasoning
makes claims to persuade an audience
following the line of reasoning
judge the effectiveness
text or speech where the speaker expresses a position or makes a claim and supports it
errors in logic
attempt to persuade by stirring up strong feelings
statement of fact
information that helps support a claim; can include statistics, expert quotations, anecdotes, number facts,
supports a statement by restating it in different words
discredits an idea by attacking the person or group behind the idea
statements that address opposing views
techniques that persuade by playing on the audience's desire to fit in, have a positive image, or feel connected
relies on the audience's desire to be special or part of the "elite"
links claims to beliefs or values, such as sense of right vs wrong
plays on audience's desire to be be "one of the group"
type of language with strong positive or negative feelings
describes evidence that supports the claim in a clear and logical way
describes evidence not based on sound reasoning or not clearly connected to the claim
appeals to audience vanity, or pride in their appearance or status
makes the audience feel sorry
makes the audience afraid
The mass of air surrounding the Earth. (10)
A segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches. (3)
Anagram: CATCH LINE. (9)
World of plants, animals, landscapes etc. (6)
Maintaining a balance by not depleting natural resources. (11)
Earth-friendly prefix. (3)
The act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air. (11)
Relating to things you can see or touch, or relating to the laws of nature. (8)
Anagram: DIESEL TRAIN. (11)
Spore-producing organism. (6)
Synonym: Dump. (8)
Not capable of being distinguished or differentiated. (17)