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The Parts of an Argumentative Essay

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Nicoya Helm

on 8 November 2016

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The Parts of an Argumentative Essay
Let's try!
What kind of topics make a good argumentative topic? Let's brainstorm
What is an argumentative essay?
When you think "
argument
", do you think this
or this?
For an argumentative essay, you should think this
Important Vocabulary
Argument
- a reason or set of reasons that you use to show that something is true or correct
Counterargument
- an argument that goes against, or opposite your argument
Refutation
(also called
rebuttal
) - act of showing that an argument is incorrect or not true
Argument
Counterargument
Refutation
How does this work?
"The government should make smoking illegal."
"But that takes away a person's freedom."
"Smoke harms even people that don't smoke when they must be around it. People do not have freedom to hurt other people.
Get into assigned groups. One group will be for (pro), and one will be against (con). The last group will be judges.
You have 5 minutes to come up with 3 arguments for your side. Write them on the board.
The judges will pick the best argument for each side.
Brainstorm
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