How to Support Your Claims in Writing With Reasoning and Evidence


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A justification for a position is called:

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1. Facts or information that provide support are called:

2. What word is a good one to use to ensure you are giving reasons and not just stating your position?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Written arguments benefit greatly from being carefully considered and well-constructed. This quiz and worksheet will test you on your knowledge of pertinent terminology and strategies for presenting a powerful argument.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on the following vocabulary and tactics:

  • Evidence
  • Reason
  • Impactful words to use in your argument

Skills Practiced

While taking this quiz, you may use these learning skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of elements of persuasion to determine how those elements function within a written argument
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a possible structure for an argumentative paragraph
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about pertinent terminology in writing an effective argument

Additional Learning

Deepen your understanding of written argument by studying the accompanying lesson on How to Support Your Claims in Writing with Reasoning and Evidence, which will address the following objectives:

  • Identify argument and persuasion
  • Explain reasons and their importance
  • Learn about evidence and how to use it