Introduction to Logical Arguments

What you’ll learn to do: examine the structure of logical arguments and types of supporting claims

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A sound, well-reasoned, and compelling text is one of the most effective and persuasive communicative acts that human beings ever create. In this section, we’ll look take a closer look at logic to see how understanding the science of reasoning can make you a better reader and writer. Knowing the basic elements of an argument, such as key terms like argument, claim, conclusion, and premises, will help you identify the logic behind any arguments you read as you construct effective arguments in your own writing.