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					Six Moves of Argument
             Introduction
• Orient readers to the
  conflict/controversy and familiarize them
  with the question at issue
               Thesis
• Present an argument that engages the
  question at issue
• Clearly and specifically worded
• Limits the scope of the argument
        Define Key Terms
• Define key terms
• What terms (words, phrases, ideas)
  does a reader need to know in order to
  understand the argument
        Evidence/Reasons
• Offer supporting reasons, explanations,
  evidence, and examples
• Make the links between ideas clear
• Make sure that reasons connect back
  clearly to the thesis
• Specific focus on the complexities of the
  issue
Acknowledging the Other Side
• Acknowledge, accommodate, and refute
  opposing and/or differing points of view
• This is also called the counterargument
            Conclusion
• Wraps up the essay
• Moves back to a general perspective on
  the issue

				
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