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Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence

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Which part of an argument explains why?

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1. Which part of an argument tells the main point?

2. Which part of an argument gives proof that your main point is correct?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

It is important to have reliable evidence, a clear claim, and good reasons when writing an argument. This quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding in developing an argument. You will be asked to define and identify the parts of an argument.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to:

  • Identify part of the argument that explains why
  • Identify part of the argument that states the main point
  • Identify part of the argument that gives validity to the main point
  • Identify part of the argument that is opposite to your main point
  • State reasons for taking a counterclaim into consideration

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the elements of writing an argument
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the parts of an argument
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast good and bad structured arguments

Additional Learning

To learn more about developing an argument, review the accompanying lesson Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the purpose of an argument
  • List main sections of an argument and their purpose
  • Discuss the importance of reliable sources
  • Relate to a common argument and identify sections
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