High School
English Language Arts

How to Construct a Logical Argument

This resource is very helpful in teaching the methodology of argument, as well as certain do’s and don'ts of argumentation so as to improve students' argumentative writing and help their critical thinking thrive.
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How to Construct a Logical Argument
  • Maria Leou says:
    Argumentation is a skill and as such can be practiced and honed. There is a whole list of elements to consider, such as your claim on the issue, the evidence, the logical, emotional and ethical appeals you will make, the language you will employ. Learn to construct a logical argument and avoid fallacies, which are errors in critical thinking and judgement, so as to convince your audience or readers of your stance on an issue.
  • Maria Leou says:
    What is validity in argumentation? In order to qualify as a good argument, it must be valid, as well as strong. So, how does one maintain validity in critical thinking and writing? There is no need to struggle with these issues, since there are clear definitions and examples of valid and invalid arguments.
  • Maria Leou says:
    The Purdue Writing Lab offers valuable information for students on how to apply logic and sound syllogism in their writing.
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    For the Sake of Argument: Writing Persuasively to Craft Short, Evidence-Based Editorials

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    Maria Leou says:
    The New York Times learning blog on writing and argumentation is a helpful and fun way to learn and share information about argumentation.
  • Maria Leou says:
    Students can follow specific steps to writing an argumentative essay and this video provides simple steps and methodologies so as to write a successful essay.
  • Maria Leou says:
    What is strength of an argument? How can I make my arguments stronger and improve my critical writing skills? These are questions that many students struggle with, but fortunately there are methods and ways to improve.