Month: January 2016

Related Terms to Argument and a Quiz

Claim: A claim is the statement made within a speech or text. It may also be called a thesis statement. The sentence sums up the point of the text and will be proven by main ideas with supporting details that prove the claim to be true.

Argument is an important part of daily life and used all throughout literature, whether it is through books, stories, films, music, poems, or speeches. Being able to write a good argument with strong supporting concepts would be an advantage for anyone interested in a career that brings concepts to the public. Aspiring writers and songwriters would also benefit from learning how to use argument.


  • Quiz on Argument


  1. The main point of argument is to
  2. bring important concepts to the public’s attention.
  3. get people to change their minds or take some action.
  4. express ideas that are important to the writer.
  5. All of the above.


  1. Argument is similar to a morale or lesson because
  2. both attempt to make the reader learn or think about an important concept.
  3. they clearly state that the reader will learn something.
  4. the author is hoping the audience will teach him or her something in turn.
  5. All of the above.


  1. An Aristotelian argument is the basis of
  2. teaching and learning.
  3. how to help people learn to speak better.
  4. rhetoric, in which the speaker wants to influence the audience.
  5. teaching morals to the audience.


  1. Many rap artists use argument within their songs because
  2. they like to argue with everyone in general.
  3. they want to bring issues of poverty and social injustice to the public attention.
  4. they don’t know how else to speak.
  5. All of the above.


  1. When using argument within a text, the writer should
  2. ensure the argument is illustrated clearly throughout the text.
  3. use song lyrics to make sure the readers are interested.
  4. use numbered points to back up each idea.
  5. make sure the readers know how to contact them for more information

Learning with your child

Learning is an extremely complex process, its essence being the acquisition of new knowledge, abilities or skills. For the process to be truly learning the mark left on the student cannot be fleeting, it must prevail in time and contribute to the solution of concrete problems as well, even different ones from the kind that triggered the development of knowledge, abilities or skills.

Learning is both a process and a product; the latter is the definite evidence that the process took place. The mind of the student doesn’t work like a copier which copies mechanically, immediately and almost with the exact result, the aspects of the objective reality.
The individuals when faced with his/her environment, with the objective reality, doesn’t merely copy but also change the reality, they build something of their own with the information the reality provides. If the transmission of the essence of reality is done wrongly or the student isn’t interested or invested only fragile and short-term learning will occur.

Additionally, the student’s interest on the topic to be learnt has an enormous impact on the learning process.

We can make a distinction between logical and psychological meaning; regardless of how relevant the content is, it’s necessary for the student to work, build upon it, and at the same time, he/she should allocate a degree of subjective meaning so that it may become meaningful learning. A real understanding, an acquisition of the content must take place.

Learning can be thought of as the product or result of a social interaction, which is why it’s inherently a social process, both in its contents and the way that brings the learning about. People learn from others and with others; thus developing a practical and pensive intelligence, building and taking in new knowledge or mental pictures throughout their lives.

This is why knowledge can be thought of as a product and a result of education and not only as a requirement for learning: education will become, then, the leitmotif for the development.