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5 Elements of an argument

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Danielle Dierig

on 20 February 2013

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Transcript of 5 Elements of an argument

5 Elements of an Argument Hook A closing statement with a final plea for action from the audience Summary/Call to Action An opening that grabs the reader's attention and establishes a connection between the reader and the writer Claim A clear and straightforward statement of the writer's belief and what is being argued. Concessions and Refutations Concessions: restatements of arguments made by the other side (opposition)

Refutations : the writer's arguments against those opposing viewpoints and why the writer's arguments are more valid. Support The reasoning behind the argument.
Support can include evidence as well as logical and emotional appeals.
It anticipates objections and provides reasoning to overcome those objections.
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