How to Use Specific Sections of Text to Strengthen an Argument

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A(n) _____ sentence should be included at the beginning of each paragraph of your paper to explain what that particular paragraph is going to talk about and the importance of it.

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1.

What example would best strengthen your argument in the following topic sentence?

''The color red symbolizes bravery in The Red Badge of Courage which is set during the American Civil War.''

2.

Which of the following relative clauses would best be added to this sentence to emphasize the fact that people in poverty are not usually unemployed?

''Because they think people in poverty are all unemployed, most people are surprised to learn _____.''

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about strengthening an argument through specific text sections with these helpful study tools. Interactive questions will bring to light your understanding of the basis of what a written paragraph is going to discuss and being able to recognize the best way to strengthen your argument.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on:

  • Relative clauses
  • A strong sentence to back up your argument about a theme in writing
  • Shape to consider when writing to remember the necessary breadth of detail

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on strengthening an argument through specific text sections
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a metaphor of a certain shape to think about for a written argument
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of relative clauses and how they're connected to making a strong sentence

Additional Learning

We've created the lesson called How to Use Specific Sections of Text to Strengthen an Argument in order to help you learn about the following study subjects:

  • Why it's necessary to create strong paragraphs in your writings
  • Topic sequence and how it's essential to strong paragraphs
  • Using quotations to embolden your argument
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