Argumentative essay. | English homework help


Topic: Should cigarette smoking be banned?
In the essay make sure to:

-Pick a side after doing research
-Make sure to site all sources your finished argument must be supported by at least three credible sources and include at least one (chart,graph)  of data that supports your claim( works cited page)
-Hook
-Good voice and word choice
Your argument must include at least two examples of figurative language used to make an impact on your audience.
 appeal to pathos
-sentence fluency using domain specific and precise language.
-Use Coordinating Connections—for equally important ideas, which may be the same or different
-Use 
Subordinating Connections—for ideas which support other ideas 
– Use 
Transition Words/Phrases— to switch between subtopics and paragraphs 
-Use 
proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation

-in your conclusion: A solid conclusion is essential to presenting a successful argument. In the conclusion, you tell your audience:

  • “what you told them” but briefly
  • remind them of the importance of your topic
  • restate your claim addressing any counterclaims

 

Part one:
 
First fill out the following graphic organizers below to help with the planning of the essay: 

Audience

Identify and describe your audience.

 

 

Research

  Where did you find this source? How do you know it is credible?
Source:

 

 

Source:

 

 

Source:

 

 

Chart, graph, infographic:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Writing Your Claim

  1. Complete the following sentence: I plan to prove that…

     

     

  2. Cross out “I plan to prove that.” What remains is your clearly stated position.

     

     

  3. Complete the following sentence: This matters because…

     

     

  4. Cross out “This matters because.” What remains is your purpose for writing.

     

     

  5. Combine these two thoughts into one sentence; this is your claim.

     

     

Your finalized claim:

 

 

Identifying the Counterclaim

  1. Complete the following sentence: My claim states that…

     

     

  2. Cross out “My claim states that.” What remains is your clearly stated position.

     

     

  3. Complete the following sentence: Some may disagree with me because…

     

     

  4. Cross out “Some may disagree with me because.” What remains is your purpose for writing.

     

     

  5. Combine these two thoughts into one sentence; this is your counterclaim.

     

     

Your finalized counterclaim:

Part two organizer:

 

 

 

Research: Source where you found this information

 

  1. Introduction
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Body Part 1

  1. State your claim

 

  1. Point A
    1. Make your first point
    2. Support your first point
  2. Counterpoint A
    1. Present first counterpoint
    2. Support first counterpoint
  3. Rebuttal A
    1. State first rebuttal point
    2. Support rebuttal point

 

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Body Part 2

  1. Point B
    1. Make your first point
    2. Support your first point
  2. Counterpoint B
    1. Present first counterpoint
    2. Support  first counter point
  3. Rebuttal B
    1. State first rebuttal point
    2. Support rebuttal point
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Body Part X*

*Continue pattern until all points and counterpoints have been addressed.

 

 

 

  1. Conclusion
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Part three:

Step 1: Gather your materials and start writing your draft.

Step 2: Annotate your finished draft to show the techniques you have used.

  • Underline your hook.
  • Highlight transition words in yellow.
  • Highlight domain specific and precise language in green.
  • Highlight figurative language used in pink.
  • Highlight references to your graphic representation in blue.