Difference between Argumentative vs. Persuasive essay

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    Does this article have Argumentative and Persuasive flip-flopped?

    http://www.readwritethink.org/files...fference_Between_Persuasive_Argumentative.pdf

    According to the article, Persuasive is described as:

    Tone: The tone is emotionally charged and more aggressive.

    According to the article, Argumentative is described as:

    Tone: There is a calmer tone of just trying to get the reader to acknowledge the author’s side is worthy of consideration.

    Mariam Webster definitions:

    Argumentative definition according to Merriam-Webster: ": given to argument : tending to argue : having or showing a tendency to disagree or argue with other people in an angry way : disputatious"

    Persuade definition according to Merriam-Webster: "1 : to move by argument, entreaty, or expostulation to a belief, position, or course of action
    2 : to plead with : urge"
     
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    Nope.

    spot on.
     
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    Persuasive Writing

    Starting Point: Identify your topic and choose your side.
    Purpose: Get the reader to agree with your opinion.
    Techniques:
    1. Combines facts with emotions to convince the reader that the author is "right"
    2. Emotion-based
    3. Ignores counter claims
    4. Presents only ideas that help establish a position
    5. Only presents only one side: the author’s side
    6. Makes claims without evidence

    Tone:
    The tone is emotionally charged and more aggressive.

    Argumentative Writing

    Starting Point: Identify your topic, research your topic, and decide which side to support.
    Purpose: Get the reader to recognize your side of the argument is valid.
    Techniques:
    1. Offers facts, reasons, and evidence to show the author has valid points
    2. Logic-based
    3. Acknowledges the opposing claims
    4. May compare ideas to establish a position
    5. Presents multiple sides but it is clear which is the author’s side
    6. Always provides evidence with claims

    Tone: There is a calmer tone of just trying to get the reader to acknowledge the author’s side is worthy of consideration.

    Would you describe the girl in the video an example of persuasive or argumentative?

     
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    "Get the reader to agree with your opinion"? Is this something new? I think you have #6 backwards.
     
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    Argumentative Writing

    Starting Point:
    Identify your topic, research your topic, and decide which side to support.
    Purpose: Get the reader to recognize your side of the argument is valid.
    Techniques:
    1. Offers facts, reasons, and evidence to show the author has valid points
    2. Logic-based
    3. Acknowledges the opposing claims
    4. May compare ideas to establish a position
    5. Presents multiple sides but it is clear which is the author’s side
    6. Always provides evidence with claims

    Tone: There is a calmer tone of just trying to get the reader to acknowledge the author’s side is worthy of consideration.

    Look at Merriam-Webster's definition.
    "tending to argue : having or showing a tendency to disagree or argue with other people in an angry way : disputatious"

    An argumentative person is a loud, accusatory, verbally aggressive person who does nothing except try to get the other person on the defensive and shout them down. Calling someone argumentative is a slur. It's someone who can't calmly persuade and has to try and drag it all down to a shouting match.
     
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