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Copy of Intro to Argumentative Writing
Transcript of Copy of Intro to Argumentative Writing
Types of Argumentative Writing
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Argumentative Writing - Uses reasons and evidence to back up claim; presents counterclaims
statement that is presented as fact; it is the major argument
Evidence- information that shows, proves, or gives
for making a judgement.
Find the claim, and evidence
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Find the claim, evidence,
P.S. This is slightly different than persuasive writing!
is when someone makes a claim, gives evidence to back up their claim, and mentions the "other" side of the issue.
The claim is-
I WANT TO PERSUADE YOU TO THINK
The evidence- is
I am going to get you to believe my claim
Arguments are all around us all the time!
They taste great!
Vote for me. I care about immigrants.
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.
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
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.