Skip navigation

Snap Language

Getting Smarter through Language

Advanced Reading Course

Please support Snap Language by white-listing this site.

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.


Activity 17: Watch a video on YouTube to learn about the argument. As you watch the video, take good study notes.

Young man reading a book.
Photo by Oladimeji Ajeghile

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.