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  1. refutationa kind of writing that focuses on a close analysis of the writer himself in order to develop self-knowledge

          

  2. passiveaccepting or allowing what happens or what others do without active response or resistance

          

  3. antithesisa direct or engaged relationship with a person or subject

          

  4. humilitythe ability to influence others because of command knowledge or reputation on a subject

          

  5. rebuttala point that refutes or contradicts a previous idea, or the idea of another writer

          

  6. depththe amount of thinking and text that focuses on one specific aspect of a topic as opposed to a wide swath

          

  7. assumptionssimilar to rebuttal, a statement that refutes or disagrees with a contradicting idea

          

  8. inferencespertaining to the matter at hand, not moving off subject

          

  9. argument to informan argument to tell readers something they do not already know but you think they should

          

  10. breadththe amount of thinking and text that focuses on one specific aspect of a topic as opposed to a wide swath

          

  11. argument to explorean argument to examine important issue is puzzling or new to you or your audience

          

  12. candora writer's honesty and willingness to be upfront with an audience, even about shortcomings

          

  13. objective/objectivitystrongly influenced by personal feelings, tastes or opinions in the presentation of an

          

  14. argumentusing evidence and reason in order to discover the truth, leading an audience toward a conviction

          

  15. argument to persuadean argument to examine important issue is puzzling or new to you or your audience

          

  16. appeal to valuesappealing to the reader based on a strongly held common value such as equality or courage

          

  17. appeal to emotion (or heart) pathosappealing to the reader based on the integrity, honesty, goodness or even humor of a source

          

  18. argument to convincean argument to examine important issue is puzzling or new to you or your audience

          

  19. integrityquality of being honest and having strong moral principles

          

  20. reasoningaccepting or allowing what happens or what others do without active response or resistance

          

  21. hypocrisythe ability to influence others because of command knowledge or reputation on a subject

          

  22. implicationsa kind of writing that focuses on a close analysis of the writer himself in order to develop self-knowledge

          

  23. appeal to character ethosappealing to the reader based on the soundness of the ideas presented in an argument

          

  24. activeaccepting or allowing what happens or what others do without active response or resistance

          

  25. credibilitythe trustworthiness of a writer

          

  26. quantitativerelated to the quality of something rather than its amount

          

  27. preconceptionsa kind of writing that focuses on a close analysis of the writer himself in order to develop self-knowledge

          

  28. point-of-view/ orientationthe perspective of the writer on a subject, as shaped by personal experiences or biases

          

  29. appeal to logic logosappealing to the reader based on a strongly held common value such as equality or courage

          

  30. qualitativerelated to a measurable amount of something rather than its quality

          

  31. digressionattempting to change a point of view or move the audience from conviction to action, no discovery, truth is already known

          

  32. qualifierrelated to the quality of something rather than its amount

          

  33. appeal to authorityappealing to the reader based on the command, experience or knowledge of a source

          

  34. warrantusing evidence and reason in order to discover the truth, leading an audience toward a conviction

          

  35. argument to make decisionan argument to explore with the audience multiple options and choose one path

          

  36. autonomythe ability to influence others because of command knowledge or reputation on a subject

          

  37. authorityquality of being honest and having strong moral principles

          

  38. contextthe unique set of circumstances in which an argument exists: shaped by current events, values, culture, etc.

          

  39. reflectiona kind of writing that focuses on a close analysis of the writer himself in order to develop self-knowledge

          

  40. relevancepertaining to the matter at hand, not moving off subject

          

  41. audiencethe readers of your work -either intended or actual readers

          

  42. persuasionattempting to change a point of view or move the audience from conviction to action, no discovery, truth is already known

          

  43. claima direct or engaged relationship with a person or subject

          

  44. subjective/subjectivitystrongly influenced by personal feelings, tastes or opinions in the presentation of an

          

  45. common grounda writer's honesty and willingness to be upfront with an audience, even about shortcomings