Approaches to Argument:
Comparison and Contrast: This strategy involves an analysis of quantitative and/or qualitative similarities and differences to evaluate and subsequently validate an argument. Analogous points (similarities) are juxtaposed with counterpoints (differences) to give weight to the variables within an argument.
Definition: Broad terms or concepts, commonly used terms, and highly controversial terms require explanation. The definition argument depends upon identifying how the term is used and what the author determines as the impact of the meaning. The strategy for a paper of definition includes examples to satisfy the readerís need and understand the authorís intent.
Cause and Effect: An argument based upon logical connections between determining factors and an outcome. The effect should bear a significant, tangible, and recognizable relationship to the cause.
Description: Descriptions are details used in order to convey a sense of the subject for the audience. Description draws upon physical information to verify and validate a part or points.