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