Sean Everett

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  • Sean Everett created an article,

    Check the argument's readability

    Review your argument's readability Look at the left Preview sidebar in the Editor or the argument view for the argument you just created and read it as a member of your audience to see if it makes ...

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    Add detail to each viewpoint

      Click on an viewpoint’s line to open its detail pane This is where you can choose the viewpoint’s type, add a headline for when the argument exists on its own argument page, add an image or video...

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    If an argument has no support, then it cannot have a closure

    DO Closure is only used for when the argument has supporting reasons or examples.   DON’T If an argument has no supporting reasons or examples, then do not include a closure statement. This valid...

  • Sean Everett created an article,

    A conclusion cannot be used as the last reason

    DO Closure should be separated from reasons. The main point of every Argument includes a closure field where the conclusion of the viewpoint should go:   DON’T A closure is not its own reason. It ...

  • Sean Everett created an article,

    A fact must include a baseline

    DO Use a baseline to support the Fact. The baselines come from a variety of different types of reasoning. Science for instance, should be selected if your fact is rooted in clinical research. You m...

  • Sean Everett created an article,

    The connection words (that go along with a baseline) must be written in the first person

    DO Use first person for the connection words.   DON’T Describe it using the third person.  

  • Sean Everett created an article,

    An opinion cannot include a baseline

      DO NOT Do not add a baseline for Opinions. The baseline option is located underneath the description. For opinions, simply ignore this option:     This validation is built into the Goodpoint Edi...

  • Sean Everett created an article,

    An argument can be supported with other arguments or a description (but not both)

    When supporting an argument, you can either use more viewpoints (the three different kinds are facts, opinions, or hyperlinks) or a description, but not both. Goodpoint research has found that info...

  • Sean Everett created an article,

    An Argument Can Be Re-Used Many Times

    The ability to re-use arguments is the most powerful feature on Goodpoint. We call this "argument leverage." Writers can leverage both their own and other writers' arguments. To leverage an existin...

  • Sean Everett created an article,

    An opinion can support an opinion

      An Opinion can be used as support for another opinion. In the example below, both viewpoints are tagged as opinions.