1.) Premise: Present in every argument, Supports authors conclusion, fact or opinion, Signaled by words such as because of, since, due to, or as a result of . 2.) Conclusion: Part of the core, present in most. Main opinion or claim. Form of a prediction judgement of quality or merit, statement of causality, or the outcome of a plan 3.) Background: not always present. help understand the core. less important to argument itself. 4.) Counter point - not part of the core, goes against the conclusion. Introduces multiple opportunities for traps. Can confuse premise with counterpoint. Signal words include: although, though, however, yet, and but.
When an argument presents a claim about the future, what is it likely to be?
Example: Budget Fitness will grow its membership base by 10% in the next 6 months.
What Word signals a cause-effect relationship?
What are common terms for Cause and effect: One fact or claim leads to another
Therefore, Thus, So, Consequently, For this reason, It follows that, As a result
Concession: These words concede or acknowledge an opposing point but the author does not necessarily change his or her mind
Even though, Though, Although, Whereas, Despite, While it is true that
Contrast: These words cross the line: the author is changing direction or disputing an earlier point