How to Recognize Statements that Strengthen or Weaken Arguments


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Which part of an argument states the position to be argued?

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1. Which of the following is a strong claim for a short essay?

2. Strong reasons ____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will measure your understanding of arguments. Subjects you will need to understand in order to successfully complete the quiz include information about strong evidence and strong reasons.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will test you on material such as:

  • Example of strong claim for a short essay
  • Features of strong evidence
  • Example of a strong support for claim
  • Characteristics of strong reasons
  • The portion of an argument that can be argued

Skills Practiced

The related quiz and worksheet will allow you to master these specific skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on arguments
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the position of an argument that can be argued
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding an example of a strong claim for a short essay

Additional Learning

To increase your knowledge of arguments, check the related lesson titled How to Recognize Statements that Strengthen or Weaken Arguments. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Identify what an argument is and how reasons and evidence can make it more valid
  • Distinguish differences between strong and weak claims
  • Recall what strong reasons are versus weak reasons
  • Apply knowledge of the lesson to identify examples of strong and weak evidence