Ch 7: Developing Ideas for Argumentative Writing

About This Chapter

Let us prepare you for an upcoming test by instructing you on the finer points of developing ideas for argumentative writing. Explore a variety of entertaining video lessons to improve your understanding, and confirm your knowledge through self-assessment quizzes.

Developing Ideas for Argumentative Writing - Chapter Summary

The lessons collected in this chapter are intended to help you learn more about crafting an engaging and appealing argumentative piece. Topics covered in the video lessons include the following:

  • Writing a strong argument
  • Avoiding faulty comparisons
  • Developing logical sentences
  • Identifying and avoiding logical fallacies
  • Properly crafting your essay's argument
  • Consistently maintaining your train of thought

You'll find that chapter topics are thoroughly explained by video instructors as they give you pointers on how you can use the lesson information when you're taking your test. To make the lessons more enjoyable, several different learning approaches are applied, which is also a good way for you to better ready yourself for the exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 7: Developing Ideas for Argumentative Writing
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal

1. How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal

There are three types of appeals that you can use in your persuasive writing to make your arguments more effective. In this video, you'll learn about logical, ethical, and emotional appeals as well as how to use them.

How to Write a Great Argument

2. How to Write a Great Argument

Many times our writing must not just be informative but it must also be persuasive. One of the best ways to be very persuasive is to use a great argument. Learn six steps you can follow to write a great argument.

How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

3. How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

When you write a persuasive essay, it's important to think about how you'll construct your argument, from how you'll arrange your major points to how and where you'll refute opposing views. This video covers some of the basics for structuring an argument.

How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons

4. How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons

Your sentences may not always make as much sense as you think they do, especially if you're comparing two or more things. It's easy to let comparisons become illogical, incomplete, or ambiguous. Learn how to avoid making faulty comparisons on your way to writing a great essay.

What are Logical Fallacies? - Define, Identify and Avoid Them

5. What are Logical Fallacies? - Define, Identify and Avoid Them

Logical fallacies are flaws in reasoning that can throw your argument off track and confuse your reader. This video explains how to identify a few common logical fallacies and how to steer clear of them.

Coherence in Writing: Definition & Examples

6. Coherence in Writing: Definition & Examples

Have you ever wanted to make your writing more logical, unified, and consistent? What you are looking for is to improve the coherence in your writing. This lesson will give you tips and examples for making your writing more coherent.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support