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example

evidence that illustrates a point

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classification

organizing/grouping to more easily analyze and explain

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comparison and contrast

arranging argument by focusing on commonalities as well as differences between to points/examples/subjects

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analogy

used to explain something difficult to understand by comparing it to something that is easier to understand/relate to

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process analysis

a step by step walkthrough

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cause and effect

explains why things should and should not be done
set up and aftermath of an event/idea/point

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definition

argument structured by defining large/complex words/ideas

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description

a vivid detailing of a person/place/event/etc.

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narration

telling a story

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induction

a process in which specific examples are used to reach a general conclusion

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deduction

use of general examples to draw a conclusion about a specific case

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rhetorical fallacies

ways to manipulate leader and attack ideas.

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ad hominem argument

criticizes ideas pointing something out about the person who holds the ideas rather than dealing with the actual idea.

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argument for authority

tempts reader to agree with an idea based on authority of famous person

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appeal to ignorance

assumption that whatever has not been proven false must be true

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hasty generalization

induction based on insufficient evidence

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non sequitur

statement that does not relate logically to what comes before it

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false dichotomy

presenting two extremes when there are more possibilities