Argumentative Essay Packet

Topics: Writing, Essay, Sentence Pages: 4 (632 words) Published: March 26, 2014
Argumentative Essay Packet
Essay format
Title Page
I.Introduction
a.Attention Getter
b.General Information
c.Specific Information
d.Thesis Statement
II.Counter Argument
a.Topic Sentence
b.Evidence
c.Explanation of Evidence
d.Explanation of Why Your Argument is Still Correct
III.Supporting Body Paragraph
a.Topic Sentence
b.Explanation of Argument
c.Evidence
d.Explanation of Evidence
e.Closing Statement
IV.Supporting Body paragraph
a.Topic Sentence
b.Explanation of Argument
c.Evidence
d.Explanation of Evidence
e.Closing Statement
V.Conclusion
a.Restate Thesis
b.Summary of Each Argument
c.Thoughtful Comment

Reminder: Paragraphs are no less than 5 sentences, no more than 7

Step 1: Examine Both Sides of the Topic
When writing an argumentative essay you must include a counter argument •The counter argument recognizes that there are two sides to the topic and explains why your position is still correct

To find your counter argument
1.Research your topic, and decide your position
2.Using what you know from the text come up with 3 reasons that you support your position 3.Using what you know from the text come up with 3 reasons that support the opposite position 4.Choose the 2 strongest reasons that support your position 5.Choose the 1 reason in support of the opposition that you can easily challenge. This will be your counter argument Topic Statement: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Your position:

1.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

2.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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