Question: How would the best argument be described by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)?
Answer: “These papers present at least two moderately developed lines of argument, one which supports the position and one which answers the possible arguments raised by the opposition. The lines of argument usually are linked as well as carefully organized.” P. 281.
Comment: A clear description of a strong argument. RayS.
Title: “Writing Quality, Coherence, and Cohesion.” George A. McCullery. Research in the Teaching of English (October 1985), 269-282.