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Argument

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Philip Rice

on 2 December 2013

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Transcript of Argument

Thank you for your attention!
Pay attention to grammar
And one more thing...
Topic Sentence
Supporting Details
Concluding Sentence
Address the other viewpoint
Say Why it's wrong
Show why your point is more reasonable
Restate Thesis
Summarize Points
Leave the Reader Thinking
Body
Counterargument
/Refutation
Conclusion
Argument:
Intro
Body
Refutation
Conclusion
Intro
Hook
Background
Thesis
Facts, Examples, Statistics, Good Reasons
Suggestion, Opinion,
Prediction
Grammar!!!
Modals give stronger tone, and show what you think.
Don't say "I think that...." unless it is in the conclusion.
One sided....uses 3 points and gives your side of the argument
Things to avoid: How to use good reasons
Avoid Generalizing:
Avoid sequencing
Wrong Authority
Quick Judgments
Inserting too much emotion
Everybody loves ice cream.
Michael Jordan would be a great baseball player.
Animal testing should make everyone sick.
Many students fail the TOEFL, therefore it should be stopped.
John ate tacos for lunch. Then he failed his test. Therefore, tacos cause failure.
Loaded Words
The wonderful forms of amazing tests
should not be stopped by the horrible and evil administration.
Either/Or Arguments
Pass the TOEFL or go home!!!
Use strong modals for your argument
Use WEAK modals for your opponent's argument
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