Writing for An Audience: How to Structure Your Argument


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The person who will read the piece is called the:

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1. Writing for a resistant reader is similar to a debate in that:

2. When writing a persuasive essay, it is important to keep in mind resistant readers because:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Arguments are more powerful when you understand the kinds of listeners you are trying to persuade. This quiz will ensure that you understand the types of arguments and the types of readers that a writer can encounter.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This test will assess your knowledge of arguments including:

  • The word used to describe an intended reader
  • Readers who oppose what you have to say
  • An argument type to use with receptive readers
  • Readers who are willing to hear your argument
  • An argument type to use with resistant readers

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on structuring an argument
  • Making connections - use understanding of the different types of readers to identify what type of argument should be used
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the name of the argument style that should be used with resistant readers

Additional Learning

For further information on arguments, review the lesson titled Writing for an Audience: How to Structure Your Argument. This lesson contains more details regarding:

  • The steps involved in writing an essay for receptive readers
  • The steps involved in writing an essay for resistant readers
  • Examples of arguments