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argument
the creative and productive activity that engages us in high levels of critical thinking and inquiry
opinion
a belief of conclusion held with confidence but not substained by positive knowledge or proof
rhetoric
the art or study of using language efficiently and persuasively
claim
to state to be true, especially when open to question
reason
the basis or motive for an action, decision, or belief
evidence
something helpful in forming a conclusion, judgment or claim
enthymeme
part of the argument is missing because it is assumed
assumtion
a proposition that is infered or believed without proof
grounds
supporting evidence that causes you to make the claim in the first place or what you produce to justify a claim
qualifier
used to limit the force of a claim
warrant
the value or belief the audience must hold in order to believe the argument
backing
the argument that supports the warrant
rebuttle
refuting by offering a contrary contention or argument
logos
the internal credibility of and clarity of the message and logic of its reason
ethos
the credibility of the writer; conveyed through tone and style, use of alternative views
pathos
associated with the emotional appeal
edit
to revise for grammatical errors
revise
to edit for content; create a new version of the argument
hypothesis
the idea believed to be true for the purpose of writing the paper
objective
uninfluenced by emotional or personal prejudices
fair
free of favoritism or bias
bias
a preference or inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment
hook
means of attracting interest or attention; grabs the interest of the audience
rogerian persuasion
gives a rebuttal to an opposing argument; states opposing views
dissonance
lack of agreement, consistance, or harmnoy
insight
understanding or awareness of a situation or idea
experience
an even that changes you
tone
manner of expression in writing
voice
the distintive style or manner of expression of an author or writer
implicit
implied or understood though not directly expressed