Ch 7: Writing & Analyzing Argumentative Texts

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you can watch brief and entertaining video lessons about topics related to writing and analyzing argumentative texts. These lessons will review claims and other parts of an argument, ways to support your argument, and more related subjects.

Writing & Analyzing Argumentative Texts - Chapter Summary

Your review of this chapter will increase your memory of the ways to support your argument, steps for analyzing the effectiveness of an argument and more! Here, you can watch brief and engaging video lessons and take short-self assessments to see how much information you've retained. This chapter includes the topics listed above, plus these:

  • Argumentative essays and argumentative essay papers
  • Claims and the other parts of an argument
  • Argument structure in an essay
  • Evaluating the validity of your sources

Review previous lessons by utilizing the Recent Activity link. One of the benefits of this chapter is that it is mobile friendly, so you can consult the lessons whenever it is convenient. If you come up with questions while you are working on the chapter, you may ask our instructors for assistance.

8 Lessons in Chapter 7: Writing & Analyzing Argumentative Texts
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Argumentative Essay: Definition, Format & Examples

1. Argumentative Essay: Definition, Format & Examples

Argumentative essays are kind of like superpowers: they allow you to get what you want using the superpower of persuasion. View this lesson and learn how to channel persuasion to write a good essay.

Argumentative Essay Paper: Definition & Examples

2. Argumentative Essay Paper: Definition & Examples

Find out what an argumentative essay is, and learn how to write one. Learn about the differences between the argumentative essay and the persuasive essay.

Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence

3. Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence

To effectively write an argument, you need to know the four basic parts. In this lesson, you will learn the definitions of the four basic parts and why you need them in an argument.

How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

4. 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.

Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

5. Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

In the business world, any research material must have support that can provide validity and reliability. The support must be credible and have documentation to show that it is well-researched, professional, peer-reviewed and recent.

How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity

6. How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity

In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze an argument. We will pay close attention to the parts of an argument and the questions we must ask about each of those parts in order to determine the argument's effectiveness and validity.

How to Write a Great Argument

7. 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.

Supporting Your Writing with Examples and Evidence

8. Supporting Your Writing with Examples and Evidence

Watch this lesson to learn how to make strong arguments and write better papers by using evidence effectively. It's not just about piling on a bunch of facts!

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