The argumentative text

The argumentative text
The argumentative text

The argumentative text has a clear objective, which is to convince. For this, the issuer, or arguing agent, will make use of different elements that support their ideas, such as data, opinions, evidence, etc. These will be his arguments. The thesis will be the vision that the sender wants to see accepted by the receiver.

There are different types of arguments that the sender can use to persuade the receiver. The main ones are:

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– Analog: This type of argument compares the point of view that is to be imposed with another fact of a similar nature for a better understanding.

– Authority: This argument uses the prestige of someone who is an authority on the subject or intellectually, reproducing her opinion. In this way, if the recipient is against the sender's position, now he will also be against an important personality, adding one more burden to him to accept her vision.

– Examples: Specific cases of any kind will help the arguer to achieve his goal (anecdotes, metaphors, famous phrases, etc.).

– Presumption: It is based on the likelihood principle.

– Probabilities: This type of argument is the most scientific, based on statistical data from reliable sources.

Argumentative speech usually has a structure, consisting of four stages:

– Presentation: It is the introduction of the thesis. Briefly define thetopic to be discussed.

– Exposition: In this second stage, the facts are put on the table and explained. It can occur in a monologue form (the issuer exposes uninterruptedly) or in dialogue (there are replicas from both sides during the exhibition).

– Argumentation: It is the fundamental basis. It should take up most of the speech. Here the sender uses his arguments to persuade the receiver

– Conclusion: The above is synthesized, highlighting the most important and/or convincing arguments

Argumentative text is present in our daily lives, in coffee chats, in politics, etc.

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