Argument element definitions

definitions of the main argument elements

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  • Created on: 15-01-14 20:37
Conclusion
A statement of something that the writer or speaker wants the reader or listener to accept based on the reasons given.
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Reason
a statement that aims to persuade the reader or listener to accept the conclusion. It must be relevant and adequate.
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Hypothetical reason
a reason or conclusion where a condition is given for a consequence to follow.
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Evidence
Information that can be used to support a reason or may stand alone as an assertion or counter assertion.
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Example
a specific instance, used as an illustration and will aid understanding. It may illustrate evidence.
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Assertion
a statement which is just a claim, it is not supported by reasons.
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Counter assertion / Counter reason
a statement or claim that would support the opponnent's view rather than a full counter argument.
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Counter argument
an additional argument that is counter to or against what the conclusion seeks to establish.
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Counter conclusion
the statement of the opposite view of which the arguer which is supported by a reason or reasons.
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a statement that aims to persuade the reader or listener to accept the conclusion. It must be relevant and adequate.

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Reason

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a reason or conclusion where a condition is given for a consequence to follow.

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Information that can be used to support a reason or may stand alone as an assertion or counter assertion.

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a specific instance, used as an illustration and will aid understanding. It may illustrate evidence.

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