Writer's WebThe Features of a Good Argument

In Keys for Writers (6th Ed.), authors Jerskey and Raimes created list of standards by which to judge the rhetoric of a good argument. By their definition, a good argument would possess the following:

It may be difficult to tell with your own writing the strength or weakness of your argument, so it is strongly advised to have someone else review your essay before submitting it. After all, even the president has to rehearse and edit his speeches!

If you're not sure if your argument is up to par or just want a second pair of eyes to look over it, it is advisable to make an appointment with the Writing Center.


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