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Copy of Intro to Argumentative Writing

With Pro/Con Assignment
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Lisa Turner

on 30 April 2014

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Transcript of Copy of Intro to Argumentative Writing

Argumentative Writing
Types of Argumentative Writing
letters
newspaper articles
speeches
essays
writing for videos
writing advertisements
Argumentative Writing - Uses reasons and evidence to back up claim; presents counterclaims

Claim- a
declarative
statement that is presented as fact; it is the major argument

Evidence- information that shows, proves, or gives
reason
for making a judgement.
Definitions
Find the claim, and evidence
Public Service Announcement
Find the claim, evidence,
Print Advertisement
Youtube
P.S. This is slightly different than persuasive writing!
An Argument
is when someone makes a claim, gives evidence to back up their claim, and mentions the "other" side of the issue.
Claim
Reason
Reason
Reason
evidence
evidence
evidence
The claim is-
WHAT
I WANT TO PERSUADE YOU TO THINK
The evidence- is
HOW
I am going to get you to believe my claim
.
Arguments are all around us all the time!
Review
Buy Takis!
They taste great!
Vote for me. I care about immigrants.
Example
claim-

I deserve an "A" in ENGLISH class
.
I turn in all my homework.
I make As on most of my tests
I always pay attention in class
counterclaim - I don't deserve an "A" in ENGLISH.
I made a "C" on my last test.
I don't always complete my homework.
Example:
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I would make the best student council president for the 7th grade Spartan class.
If I am elected, I will ask for longer lunches & social time for the 7th grade class.
I will always be honest with
my classmates.
I have great leadership skills.
Smoking is bad.
Now it's your turn to develop an argument.
Choose one of the Junior Scholastic magazines and turn to the debate section. Each issue has a different topic being debated.
Use the same graphic organizer that we've utilized all year. It's up above our front board.
You will work with a writing partner, BUT one of you must take the "pro" position, and the other must take the "con" position of the issue you choose.
Now get busy!!!
You can do this.
Some of our classmates plan
to vote for my opponent.
He was vice-president in 6th grade.
He has a lot of friends at our school.
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