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  • The Parts of an Argument

    An argument has several parts that you can use to perfect it. Some are only available in certain situations. For example, the following are always available to you: Type (fact or opinion) Headline...

  • The Two Ways to Support an Argument

    Arguments on Goodpoint should be supported. Writers can do that in either of two ways:   1. With a layer of support. One way to justify an argument is to add supporting viewpoints to it. We call th...

  • Community Guidelines

      Goodpoint is designed to foster a variety of views based on reasoning, allowing you to passionately write new arguments (or opposing views) based on substance, not unthinking reactions. Therefore...

  • Support

    Support on Goodpoint simply refers how an argument is justified. In other words, it's what the writer adds to make the argument valid and persuasive to readers. If the viewpoint is a fact, it is t...

  • Argument Leverage

    Argument leverage is when a writer takes an argument that already exists and uses it as support for a new argument they're writing. In other words, they search for an argument and then add it to th...

  • Fact

    A fact is a statement whose underlying rationale for agree with it comes from a community basis or an observable reality. For instance, if the substance of the view is derived from common knowledge...

  • Opinion

    An opinion is a statement whose underlying rationale for agree with it comes from one’s individual basis (i.e., their personal tastes, assessments or considerations). For example, the argument “Tea...

  • Connector Sentence

    The connector sentence is one of the most important features on Goodpoint. It lets you change the title of an viewpoint to fit the argument you're working on.   This is powerful because it does tw...

  • The Two Places a Viewpoint Can Go in an Outline

    There are only two positions that an viewpoint can have in an outline: 1. The point. A viewpoint can be the point of the argument. In other words, it can go at the top of the outline. 2. A reason. ...

  • Argument

    An argument is a collection of one or more viewpoints organized into an outline. The first viewpoint represents the writer's point, and the supporting viewpoints represent the reasons why the argum...