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Let's Get Ready to

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A Kimball

on 26 May 2015

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Transcript of Let's Get Ready to

Let's get ready to...
RUMBLE!
Argumentative
Writing
First, why should we bother?
Taylor Mali
Def Poetry Jam
"It is not enough to question authority;
you have to speak with it, too."
You have opinions, right?

This is your chance to be heard,
be right, and win the fight.
So, let's see where you stand.
Let's see what you can do. How well
can you prove your claim?
argument
So, let's put together our
BODY PARAGRAPHS
You need to strengthen your claim
Back it up with data or facts
Believing the claim is the start,
giving it weight is next.
REASONS
The main ideas or points
that led to your claim
Think of these as large areas:
And lots of other reasons you think the way you do
Historical precedent
Personal experience
Ethical considerations
EVIDENCE
Facts that support your claim
Research and cite reliable sources
Be sure to explain
to your reader
how
the evidence
proves your point.
It's not enough to list interesting facts and data.
connect the research to your claim
with solid argumentation and voice.
You
The Internet is often a wonderful place to make and cultivate friends.
Body paragraph elements
Now let's try to identify
the elements
of a body paragraph.
reason
evidence
citations
explanation
Time to get in the ring.
Prove that
YOU CAN
support your claim using valid reasoning
and relevant
evidence.
and sufficient
to support a claim using
I can write an
valid reasoning
and relevant and sufficient
evidence.
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