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Agenda

The hidden purpose behind an author's argument

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Bias

Author's personal opinion concerning the issue being discussed

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Claim

The main opinion of the piece; the argument

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Concession

Conceding the validity of the opposing viewpoint

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Connotative language

Emotionally charged language used to persuade

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Counter-argument

Argument against the opposing viewpoint

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Credibility

Focused on the author's credentials; why should he/she be listened to on the topic

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Evidence

How the writer proves/ supports the claim

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Exigent

The situation that requires a remedy; urgency

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Expert

An individual with academic credentials or significant life experience about a topic

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Rebuttal

Arguing against the opposing side's major claim

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Refutation

Disproving the claim

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Stakeholders

All the people who have done "stake" in the issue-morally, financially, intellectually, nationally - any type of "stake"

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Syllogism

Type of 3-part statement that is a logical argument

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Testimonial

A statement of recommendation

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Ad hoc

When it is concluded that one event causes another simply because the proposed cause occurred before the proposed effect

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Ad hominem

Logical fallacy where one attacks the opponent's character instead of the claim

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Argument

Reasoned, logical way of asserting the soundness of a position, belief, or conclusion