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4.8: Key Takeaways
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- Reading and writing – especially academic reading and writing -- are recursive processes in which meaning is made during the acts of reading and writing.
- The interaction between audience, tone, and purpose all affect various aspects of the content you choose to use.
- Making an argument involves choosing evidence that is both appropriate for what you want to prove and also effective for the audience.
- Counter-argument involves anticipating the audience’s potential objections to your argument and addressing them.
- Using prewriting strategies can help you narrow your focus and decide if the topic is going to work for you.
- There are a number of ways to develop an outline, and you should do so for any essay that requires you to think about how you might organize your thoughts.