Effective Written Arguments

  • The thesis statement makes an arguable claim.
  • The supporting evidence is accurate, relevant, representative, and adequate.
  • Reasoning is logical. Logical fallacies are avoided.
  • The content appeals to the readers' beliefs or needs.
  • The response to opposing views clearly explains those views and either demonstrates the argument's greater strengths or concedes the opposing points.
  • The argument is organized so that it clearly moves from one point to the next.

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