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  1. pertaining to the matter at hand, not moving off subject
  2. appealing to the reader based on an emotional not intellectual reaction
  3. appealing to the reader based on the integrity, honesty, goodness or even humor of a source
  4. an argument to tell readers something they do not already know but you think they should
  5. the ability to reason for yourself without undue influence by other opinions
  6. related to the quality of something rather than its amount
  7. the unique set of circumstances in which an argument exists: shaped by current events, values, culture, etc.
  8. a preconceived idea based on previous experiences on the subject
  9. an argument to examine important issue is puzzling or new to you or your audience
  10. something accepted as true without proof
  11. a phrase used to carefully and deliberately limit the scope of a subject; instead of people, Americans age 15-25
  12. an argument to explore with the audience multiple options and choose one path
  13. the trustworthiness of a writer
  14. attempting to change a point of view or move the audience from conviction to action, no discovery, truth is already known
  15. the act of a writer moving off of the main point to entertain a smaller, possibly unrelated, point
  16. the possible longer-term consequences that can be predicted from a line of reasoning
  17. a kind of writing that focuses on a close analysis of the writer himself in order to develop self-knowledge
  18. accepting or allowing what happens or what others do without active response or resistance
  19. the scope of an argument, and usually suggesting a great scope that covers a wide swath
  20. finding an area of agreement between the writer and the reader's
  21. an argument to convince readers that your perspective on an issue deserves their support
  22. using evidence and reason in order to discover the truth, leading an audience toward a conviction
  23. a point that refutes or contradicts a previous idea, or the idea of another writer
  24. the amount of thinking and text that focuses on one specific aspect of a topic as opposed to a wide swath
  25. the ability to influence others because of command knowledge or reputation on a subject
  26. appealing to the reader based on a strongly held common value such as equality or courage
  27. strongly influenced by personal feelings, tastes or opinions in the presentation of an
  28. a modest view of one's own importance
  29. not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in the presentation of an argument
  30. an argument to convince readers and also move them into action
  31. the use of logical statements presented in a thoughtful orderly way in order to develop a line of thinking
  32. a direct or engaged relationship with a person or subject
  33. related to a measurable amount of something rather than its quality
  34. the claim to have moral standards are beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform
  35. an essential idea of a piece of writing, often synonymous with thesis, but they can be implicit
  36. a person or idea that is the direct opposite of something else
  37. a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning
  38. appealing to the reader based on the soundness of the ideas presented in an argument
  39. a writer's honesty and willingness to be upfront with an audience, even about shortcomings
  40. quality of being honest and having strong moral principles
  41. appealing to the reader based on the command, experience or knowledge of a source
  42. the perspective of the writer on a subject, as shaped by personal experiences or biases
  43. similar to rebuttal, a statement that refutes or disagrees with a contradicting idea
  44. a premise that would be considered reasonable to most readers; upon this premise a sound argument is based
  45. the readers of your work -either intended or actual readers