Brainstorming and Planning

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Graded Assignment

Brainstorming and Planning

Complete the questions below to help you begin brainstorming and planning for your argument. Each question is designed to help you think about a different aspect of the planning of your argument. Be sure to answer each question as completely as possible, both because you will be handing in this assignment for a grade and because complete answers will be very helpful to you as you move forward with the writing process.

Remember: You need to complete the assignment by the due date to receive full credit.

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1. A. What is the topic for your argument? Write it as a question.

For example, “Should students have homework every night?”

Answer:

B. Think about both sides of the argument. In the columns below, write at least two reasons for the argument and two reasons against the argument. Do both sides.

For example:

For homework: Students need to practice what they learned in school

Against homework: Students already work in school. They should relax at home.

|Pro (for) |Con (against) | | | | | | |

(1 point)

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2. Look at your reasons. Are you for or against the argument?

Example: I am against homework.

Answer:

I am (for or against) ____________ the argument...
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