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vocabulary words

claim Your basic belief about a particular topic, issue, event, or idea.
counterclaim A solid and reasonable argument that opposes or disagrees with your claim.
rebuttal A written or verbal response to a counterclaim.
support Your specific facts or specific evidence used to support why your claim is true.
Refute Argue against a position or prove it to be wrong.
Qualify To ¨partly-agree¨ stance in which you agree with another person's argument or position, but also disagree with part of it.
paraphrasing Writing the source's ideas in the writer's own words.
Summary A shortened version of something that has been said or written, containing only the main points.
evidence A sign or proof of the existence or truth of something, or that helps somebody to come to a particular conclusion; to demonstrate or prove something.
conclusion A final part of something; the part that brings something to a close.
transition word A linking word or phrase, or passage that links one subject or idea to another in speech or writing.
thesis statement usually appears at the end of a introductory paragraph or a paper, and it offers a concise solution/argument to the issue being addressed.
edit To prepare a text for publication by correcting errors and ensuring clarity and accuracy.
introduction A section at the beginning of a book or other piece of writing that summarizes what it is about or sets the scene.
cohesion The state or condition of joining, linking, or working together to form a united whole.
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