a logically developed body with clear points and good supporting arguments

Discussion in 'English Only' started by bamboo--tw, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. bamboo--tw Senior Member

    ROC/Mandarin
    The structure of a well-written essay should include at least an introduction, a logically developed body with clear points and good supporting arguments, and a conclusion.


    Hi,

    Is it better to reword the bolded part as "a logically developed body with clear and good supporting arguments?" Thank you.
     
  2. se16teddy

    se16teddy Senior Member

    London but from Yorkshire
    English - England
  3. bamboo--tw Senior Member

    ROC/Mandarin
    Thanks Teddy.

    But doesn't "points" and "arguments" in the base sentence amount to each, and therefore aren't they redundant?
     
  4. se16teddy

    se16teddy Senior Member

    London but from Yorkshire
    English - England
    In this context, I suppose that each point is supported by good arguments explaining why the author believes the point is true and worth making. A point is a simple statement of what you think is true; an argument justifies why you think the point is true and / or relevant.
     
  5. bamboo--tw Senior Member

    ROC/Mandarin
    Thanks, Teddy.
    I think i get it now. Arguments in the base sentence is close to "reasons" in meaning, right?
     
  6. se16teddy

    se16teddy Senior Member

    London but from Yorkshire
    English - England
    Yes, whereas I suppose that here points is roughly synonymous with headings.
     

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