Features of Text Forms

Arguments

Purpose

To support ideas presented in sequence to justify a particular stand or viewpoint that a writer is taking.

The writer's purpose is to take a position on some issue and justify it.

An argument usually consists of the following:

Types of arguments

Language Features

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Debates

Debates, which are conducted orally, are a form of argument in which two opposing points of view are stated and both sides are argued. Supporting evidence for each side is put forward and finally an opinion is stated based on the two arguments.

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