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Persuasive or Argument Tutorial

Writing an effective argument paragraph or requires mastering several important aspects of English grammar.

Take a look at the argument below and let me know which one is more persuasive:

Adams' research suggested that children who played violent video games could become more violent.

Adams' research found that children who played violent video games became more violent.

In this case, the only difference between these sentences is the use of reporting verbs and modals,
which are sometimes referred to as "helping verbs."

In addition, one must master the classical concept of expertise, logic and emotion outlined by Aristotle.

Below are links to the concepts:

1. Ethos, logos, and pathos

2. Reporting Verbs

3. Modals

4. Transitions