Argumentative Writing: Domain Specific Vocabulary Flashcard

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Analyze
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To consider more than one opinion on a topic or question before drawing your own conclusions or to consider a topic or question carefully by bashing your response to it into parts
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Argument
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A way to convince another person of your opinion by using evidence from a text or another relevant source
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Audience
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The person or group of people, in addition to your classmates and teacher, who may read your writing
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Citation
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A passage or phrase from a book or other piece of writing
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Cite
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If you do this to something, you quote it or mention it, especially as an example or proof of what you are saying
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Claim
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An idea you believe to be true that you can support with evidence
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Cohesion
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The order of your ideas and how you tie them together
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Counterclaim
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The response given by someone who doesn’t agree with your claim
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Credible
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Believable, trustworthy; based on data or experience
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e.g.
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A Latin abbreviation meaning “for example”
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Evidence
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The relevant and concrete information and examples you give to prove your point and support your reasons
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Formal Style
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Written in a serious voice that avoids casual phrasing, slang, and contractions but can include “I”
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Objective Tone
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A reasonable voice that relies on evidence, not emotions, to develop an argument
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Plagiarize
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To copy someone else’s words or ideas without giving credit
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Relevant
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Closely relates to and supports the point you are making
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Source
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The book, magazine, or internet reference in which the story, argument, or piece of research you are summarizing, paraphrasing, our quoting first appeared
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Substantive
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Important, serious; not silly or extreme
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Transition
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A word or phrase that helps the writer change from one idea to another
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Analyze
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To consider more than one opinion on a topic or question before drawing your own conclusions or to consider a topic or question carefully by bashing your response to it into parts
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Argument
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A way to convince another person of your opinion by using evidence from a text or another relevant source
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Audience
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The person or group of people, in addition to your classmates and teacher, who may read your writing
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Citation
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A passage or phrase from a book or other piece of writing
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Cite
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If you do this to something, you quote it or mention it, especially as an example or proof of what you are saying
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Claim
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An idea you believe to be true that you can support with evidence
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Cohesion
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The order of your ideas and how you tie them together
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Counterclaim
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The response given by someone who doesn’t agree with your claim
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Credible
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Believable, trustworthy; based on data or experience
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e.g.
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A Latin abbreviation meaning “for example”
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Evidence
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The relevant and concrete information and examples you give to prove your point and support your reasons
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Formal Style
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Written in a serious voice that avoids casual phrasing, slang, and contractions but can include “I”
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Objective Tone
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A reasonable voice that relies on evidence, not emotions, to develop an argument
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Plagiarize
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To copy someone else’s words or ideas without giving credit
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Relevant
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Closely relates to and supports the point you are making
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Source
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The book, magazine, or internet reference in which the story, argument, or piece of research you are summarizing, paraphrasing, our quoting first appeared
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Substantive
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Important, serious; not silly or extreme
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Transition
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A word or phrase that helps the writer change from one idea to another

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