The Purpose of Persuasive/Argumentative Writing
The purpose of persuasionin writing is to convince, motivate, or move readers toward a certain point of view or opinion. The very act of trying to persuade implies more than one opinion on the subject can be argued. The idea of an argument often conjures up images of two people yelling and screaming in anger
Instructions: These terms can be found in Chapter 14 “Argument” inPatterns , review lecture notes, and the powerpoint on Argumentation. All of this information will aid you in understanding and defining the argumentative terms.
Assessment :Definethe following terms. Type your definitions in a Word document. Save your file.
ethos, pathos, and logos
Toulmin model of argument
MLA style and APA style
claim, validity, and concession