Terms in this set (6)
- Relevant. Revelant information is explored within the argument.
- Conclusion. The argument must be relevant to the conclusion.
- Believable. It must be believable.
- Focused. A good argument stays focused.
- Logically consistent. It is logically consistent.
- Contains claims.
The argumentative essay requires well-researched, accurate, detailed, and current information to support the thesis statement and consider other points of view. Some factual, logical, statistical, or anecdotal evidence should support the thesis.
Definition: A strong argument is a non-deductive argument that succeeds in providing probable, but not conclusive, logical support for its conclusion. A weak argument is a non-deductive argument that fails to provide probable support for its conclusion.