Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Argumentative Essay - UKH

No description
by

hedi gol

on 12 March 2014

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Argumentative Essay - UKH

An argumentative essay is an essay in which you agree or disagree with an issue, using reasons to support your opinion and give a stance.

Your goal is to convince the reader that your opinion is right.
Definition
Example
Argument:
Ethno-tourism should benefit both the visitors and tribal communities.


Counter-argument:
However/but, recent studies suggest negative impact of ethno-tourism on the subject of communities.


Argument:
In this paper, I examine how these claims actually exaggerate the negative consequences of contact with tourists and tourism industry, without fully considering the positive impact.

(writer will examine that the claim is exaggerated and does not fully consider the positives.)
Stance words
incredibly fundamentally

astonishing plausibly

critically incomprehensibly


What is unique about an argumentative essay?
What is unique about an argumentative essay is that you give reasons to support your point of view.

You must also discuss the other side's reasons and then rebut them. (Rebut means to point out problems with other side's reasons to prove that they are not good reasons.)

Why do we rebut?

To show the reader that we have considered all sides of the issue.
Monday, 10th of March
Argumentative Essay
Hedging language
Language used in hedging:
1.Introductory verbs: e.g. seem, tend, look like, appear to be, think, believe, doubt, be sure, indicate, suggest

2.Certain lexical verbs. e.g. believe, assume, suggest

3. Certain modal verbs: e.g. will, must, would, may, might, could

4.Adverbs of frequency e .g. often, sometimes, usually

5.Modal adverbs: e.g. certainly, definitely, clearly, probably, possibly, perhaps, conceivably,

6.Modal adjectives e.g. certain, definite, clear, probable, possible

7.Modal nouns e.g. assumption, possibility, probability

8. That clauses
e.g. It could be the case that . 
e.g. It might be suggested that . 
e.g. There is every hope that .

9. To-clause + adjective
e.g. It may be possible to obtain . 
e.g. It is important to develop . 
e.g. It is useful to study .
http://www.uefap.com/writing/feature/hedge.htm

Features of academic writing
‘hedging’


We use caution (hedging) language in our essays:

Modals
Adverbs of comment = degrees of certainty

Making claims in your essays

Making a strong claim about ‘everyone’ is unlikely to be 100% true.
How can you avoid making generalisations?

Use a verb: tend to, seem to, appear to
Use an adverb: often, usually, frequently
Use an adverb quite/rather/fairly before an adjective


Avoiding generalisations

Task

Read and analyse the model argumentative essay.

Identify the argument, counter-argument and rebuttal.


Task 2
Brainstorm your essay question:

Sustainable energy should be harnessed in Kurdistan. To what extent do you agree/disagree.
Full transcript