Analyzing the Argument
Analyzing the argument is an important skill in everyday life,
but it is particularly important in academic reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Learn the basics of how arguments are built so you can analyze them more easily.
Understanding the Argument
In this section, you will learn what an argument is
and how it is organized.
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Evaluating the Evidence
One way to analyze an argument is to evaluate the evidence presented.
A well built argument must be supported by accurate, sufficient, and relevant evidence.
Rather than simply accepting everything they read, critical readers ask questions.
Critical reading is very important not only in academic reading, writing, listening, and
speaking but also in everyday life.