## What makes an essay convincing?

What is a persuasive/argument essay? Persuasive writing, also known as the argument essay, uses logic and reason to show that one idea is more legitimate than another. The argument must always use sound reasoning and solid evidence by stating facts, giving logical reasons, using examples, and quoting experts.

**What makes a good critical analysis?**

Critical analysis is usually presented as a written essay or paper, but may also be presented as an oral report. Good critical analysis evaluates the ideas or work in a balanced way that highlights its positive and negative qualities.

**What is the most important ingredient for an effective arguing and persuading paragraph?**

Thesis. Probably the most important element of any argument essay besides research is the thesis statement. The thesis statement summarizes, usually in one sentence at the end of the introductory paragraph, the essence of your argument.

### What is a valid argument?

A deductive argument is said to be valid if and only if it takes a form that makes it impossible for the premises to be true and the conclusion nevertheless to be false. In effect, an argument is valid if the truth of the premises logically guarantees the truth of the conclusion. …

**What is a Invalid argument?**

Invalid: an argument that is not valid. We can test for invalidity by assuming that all the premises are true and seeing whether it is still possible for the conclusion to be false. If this is possible, the argument is invalid. Validity and invalidity apply only to arguments, not statements.

**What is the difference between valid and invalid argument?**

(Hint: If any premises are false, then the argument is vacuously true.) An argument is valid means that its form is valid. If there is a critical row in which the conclusion is false, then the argument is invalid.

## Can an argument be valid with false premises?

A valid argument can have false premises; and it can have a false conclusion. But if a valid argument has all true premises, then it must have a true conclusion. Since a sound argument is valid, it is such that if all the premises are true then the conclusion must be true.

**What is the term designating a valid argument with true premises?**

A cogent argument is by definition non-deductive, which means that the premises are intended to establish probable (but not conclusive) support for the conclusion. Furthermore, a cogent argument is strong, so the premises, if they were true, would succeed in providing probable support for the conclusion.

**What type of argument has a conclusion that must be true if its premises are true?**

deductive argument

### Can an invalid argument have a true conclusion?

If an argument is invalid, then it must have at least one false premise. If an argument has a conclusion that is certainly false, then the argument must be invalid. If the premises and conclusion are all false, the argument must be invalid. Some invalid arguments have true premises and a true conclusion.

**What is the difference between validity and truth?**

In logic, truth is a property of statements, i.e. premises and conclusions, whereas validity is a property of the argument itself. If you talk of ‘valid premises’ or ‘true arguments’, then you are not using logical jargon correctly. True premises and a valid argument guarantee a true conclusion.