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Argument Paper

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Ms. Griego

on 26 February 2016

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Argument Paper
5 paragraph argument
Cell phones in schools
School Sports
School Uniforms
Year Round Schools

Argument Review
When you write an argument you present an opinion without saying 'I'.

An effective argument uses facts from reputable sources.
An argument always has a 1 sentence claim.
An argument presents a counter claim (addresses the other side).
Example: Schools should not allow cell phones...
Students should be allowed to play school sports...
Students should not be allowed to play school sports...
Example: Although students should be allowed to use their cellphones at school, sometimes, technology can be a distraction.

Introductory Paragraph
with 1 sentence claim
Body Paragraph 1
support for claim reason #1
what you think
3 reasons of support
Body Paragraph 2
support for claim reason #2
Body Paragraph 3
support for claim reason #3
Concluding Paragraph
with 1 sentence claim
what you think
3 reasons of support
*don't forget to throw your counterclaim in there somewhere!
1. Choose a topic.
2. Write a claim.
3. Start taking notes.
How to take notes
Schools need sports because kids need exercise, activities to make friends, and school sports create a sense of community.
kids need exercise
a way to make friends
create a sense of community
"School sports keep kids active and teach healthy lifestyle choices"
sports create ways to make new friends
Mike Sportsalot
New York Times
The Importance of Sports
Good morning!
You can return the Westing Game to the library.
Book report due Friday.
Look in your cheat sheets
for the Claim and argument
cheat sheet.

Your phone buzzes in your pocket. All you want to do is see which app notified you or which friend texted. But you're in class! You sneak your phone out of your pocket to text your friend back and quickly thumb your way over to google and look up an answer to your science quiz. No big deal, right? And what's a quick thumb swipe over to Instagram where a few other kids posted a picture making fun of someone's outfit today. When kids have cellphones it's that easy to make bad choices.
Kids don't need cell phones because they are a distraction and they can lead to cheating and bullying.
Bzzz. Bzzz. The teacher is in the middle of giving directions. Bzz. Bzzz. What's that sound? It's someone's cell phone going off. Everyone is looking around to see who it is. The teacher stops talking and suddenly everyone is talking. Cell phones are a huge distraction in classes today.
According to The Age of distraction

". . . students who use their mobile phones during class lectures tend to write down less information, recall less information"
and generally do worse on tests
(Weimer 1)

According to a Pew Research study
"8 percent of American teens ages 13 to 17 have or have access to a mobile phone, and a majority of teens (73 percent) have smartphones"

That's a ton of kids being distracted every day in class! With smart phones it's incredibly easy for kids to get and stay distracted. When that Instagram notification pops up which are students focused on?
Their photo or that lesson about argument writing? Studies say it's Instagram

(Weimer 1)

Finish rough draft. Homework if not finished by end of class.
Use your own words to introduce the quote "then use the quote" (Griego 9).
Do not start using your device/ headphones until
you have permission!
I need to see you with your planner
Alexyis Wagner

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