What is an Argument?
A strong argument attempts to persuade the reader to accept a point of view. As such, it
consists of a proposition, a declarative statement which is capable of being argued, and a
proof, a reason or ground which is supported by evidence. The evidence, in turn, is composed
of relevant facts, opinions based on facts and careful reasoning. If you are analyzing an
argument, you should look for both of these: a proposition and the evidence supporting the