Revising & Strengthening a Written Argument


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Written arguments are meant to persuade. What does that mean?

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1. Planning involves all of the following except...?

2. How are revising and rewriting different from editing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is an argument and how can you make sure to maximize your position in an argument? This quiz and worksheet will check your knowledge of the steps one should follow to create a convincing argument. Quiz questions focus mainly on relevant definitions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answering questions about the following will help you assess your knowledge of this material:

  • What it means to persuade
  • What is involved in the planning stage
  • The differences between revising/rewriting and editing
  • The disadvantages of presenting your argument in all passive or all active voice
  • The term used to describe when sections that don't build the argument are deleted, or when counter-arguments are presented

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about different strategies for presenting a stronger argument
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast revising/rewriting and editing
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding active voice and passive voice and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions regarding planning and persuasion

Additional Learning

Refer to the Revising & Strengthening a Written Argument lesson to learn more about this process. The lesson will provide details about:

  • What an argument is
  • The meaning of persuasion
  • How to plan or prepare an argument
  • Strategies for rewriting and revising a written argument
  • Effective editing practices
  • A last resort strategy if the argument is still not persuasive enough