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Transcript of Argumentative
Should there be a death penalty for people who kill others? When you agree or disagree on a topic
When you influence other people's thoughts and convince them that your argument is correct. Purpose of argumentative essay What is the purpose of this essay.
Do a lot of research on a given topic before choosing sides.
Have a clear thesis statement.
Use strong, current and detailed examples to support your thesis statement.
Make sure that the transitions from paragraph to paragraph are consistence.
When writing the essay think of a debate or a conversation you are having with another person.
Use expert's opinions and facts to support your essay
The essay should be straight forward and logical so that you leave no doubts. Argumentative Techniques
The purpose of an Argumentative essay is “To set up and state one’s claim."
Make sure your introduction paragraph draws your reader in.
Make sure your claim of argument is clear to readers.
If you are arguing about an article, book or anything literary- state the author and title.
If you’re arguing about an Issue or Theory- provide brief explanation or your issue/theory.
If you’re arguing about a film- state the director, year and title. Essay Structure Juileth, Anyely . "Argumentative Essay." Slideshare. N.p., 29 Jan. 2012. Web. 9 Nov. 2012.
“Writing & Research Center Argumentative Paper Format.” The Odegaard Writing &Research Center: Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 11. Nov. 2012.
Zarefsky, David. "Argumentation." Oxford Reference. Oxford University Press. . n.d. Web. 9 Nov. 2012.
Bugajski, Tomasz. "Tuition Is Fair" U of T Magazine. N.P., n.d. Sun. 11 Nov. 2012. Argumentative Essay is an attempt to change the reader's point of view or to convince the reader that your point of view is right. When are Argumentative essays used? When you are required to investigate a topic, collect, generate, and evaluate evidence, and establish a position on the topic in a concise manner, the argumentative essay is working. Argumentative Essays: Workplace or business community. The Five-Paragraph Essay: a common method; not the only one formula.It consists of three parts:
(1) An introductory paragraph.
(2) Three evidential body paragraphs that may include discussion of opposing views.
(3) A conclusion.
The structure of the argumentative essay is held together in 4 parts:
(1)A clear, concise, and defined thesis statement that occurs in the first paragraph of the essay.
(2)Clear and logical transitions between the introduction, body, and conclusion.
(3)Body paragraphs that include evidential support. Evidential support (whether factual, logical, statistical, or anecdotal).
(4)A conclusion that does not simply restate the thesis, but readdresses it in light of the evidence provided. Paragraphs in the Body Start with a Topic sentence
Explain your Topic sentence
Introduce Evidence- you can use either few words (ex. As Dr Brown “”) or make a full sentence (ex. To understand this issue we first need to look at statistics)
State your evidence- What supporting evidence (reasons, examples, facts, statistics or quotes) can you include to prove support and explain your topic sentence.
Concluding sentence- End your paragraph with a concluding sentence that asserts how your topic sentence helps your reader have a better understanding and or prove your paper’s overall claim. Introduction and Thesis Statement
Find one item, fact, detail, or example that you can tell your argument is about in your topic sentence. Topic Sentence Supporting Sentences Conclusion Remind your readers of your argument and supporting evidence.
You should not restate you Introduction into your conclusion. If you do that means that you did not do a lot of critical thinking in your essay and you back to the beginning.
Your conclusion should state why we should care about your paper
What is the significance of your paper
What information should you or I take away from your paper What supporting evidence (like reasons, examples, facts, statistics or quotes) can you include to prove, support or explain your topic sentence? Tuition Is Fair It’s time the University of Toronto Students’ Union stopped insisting on lower fees