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When you write an argument, you attempt to convince a reader to agree with you on a topic open to debate. You support your position, proposal, or interpretation with evidence, reasons, and examples—factual, logical data, not opinions. Some people use the terms “argument writing” and “persuasive writing” interchangeably. When people distinguish between them, “persuasive writing” is the broader term. It includes advertisements, letters to editors, emotionally charged speeches and writing, and formal written arguments. This chapter focuses on the kind of formal written argument usually assigned in college courses.
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