Argument Analysis - Writing Section

An effective argument persuades the reader to accept your argument and point of view. As such, it consists of a proposition, a clear statement which is capable of being argued, and a proof, a reason or basis which is supported by evidences. The evidence is composed of relevant facts, opinions based on facts and careful reasoning. If you are analyzing an argument, you should look for both of these: a proposition and the evidence supporting the proposition.

In this module we will show you a framework for writing analysis of an argument essays and take you through a step by step example of writing an essay using this framework.


Here is an example of an analysis of an argument:

The Awesome Energy Riders have become an extremely popular toy line for the ACME Co. Management at Hollywood Pictures thinks that this success will translate to the silver screen, and have bought the rights of the Awesome Energy Riders to make four pictures.

Discuss how well reasoned you find the plan of Hollywood Pictures. In your discussion be sure to analyze the line of reasoning and the use of evidence in the argument. For example, you may need to consider what questionable assumptions underlie the thinking and what alternative explanations or counterexamples might weaken the conclusion. You can also discuss what sort of evidence would strengthen or refute the argument, what changes in the argument would make it more logically sound, and what, if anything, would help you better evaluate its conclusions.

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Once Argument Analusis essay had been scored seperately. Now its score is included in the GRE and SAT. Your total score also affected by its score. So, now you must devote seperate time and effort for this section. You can have good score if the score in this section is also good.

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