Presentation on theme: "Argumentative Essay Standard: ELACC6W1. What is it? An essay that is used to state and support claims written with clear reasons and relevant evidence."— Presentation transcript:
What is it? An essay that is used to state and support claims written with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Argumentative vs. Persuasive An argumentative essay states the facts based on the writer’s claim or thesis statement. A persuasive essay attempts to change the reader’s opinion on a topic.
Argumentative vs. Persuasive An argumentative essay is written with a formal tone and in third person throughout. A persuasive essay is written with a more creative, personal tone and uses first person throughout.
What is a thesis statement? A thesis is a statement that can be disputed, confirmed, or unconfirmed. A writer includes this in the introduction to state his/her claim.
Supporting Body Paragraphs 1,2,& 3 - Begin with a topic sentence that helps the reader to better understand your claim. - The next few sentences should include evidence and facts that support your thesis statement. These facts should be written in the form of statistics, percentages, and proven statements from reliable sources. - The last sentence is your concluding sentences that summarizes the topic sentence in different words.
Counterargument Paragraph - The purpose of this paragraph is to anticipate the reader’s objections. - Think about what possible argument your reader may have against your claim. - State these objections and refute them. - Conclude this paragraph with a statement that again restates your claim.
Conclusion for an Argumentative Essay Your conclusion confirms that the evidence included proves the thesis statement. This should be a strong paragraph that restates the thesis and summarizes the body paragraphs.
Bibliography - A bibliography is a list of books, articles, websites, and other sources that you used when writing an essay that included research. - This is the last page of your paper and should be written correctly by the format on the following slide.
Topic Choices Honors 1. Is it important to eat healthy foods? 2. Should students be required to take P.E.?
How to cite an electronic source: Info Needed: Last name, First name. "Article Title." Website Title. Publisher of Website, Day Month Year article was published. Web. Day Month Year article was accessed.. Example: Cain, Kevin. "The Negative Effects of Facebook on Communication." Social Media Today RSS N.p., 29 June 2012. Web. 02 Jan. 2013.
Outline for Argumentative Essay General Topic: ___________________________________________________________ I. Introduction A. Background information to introduce issue: __________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ B. Thesis statement, or your claim on the issue. (full sentence) ________________________________________________________________________ II. Body Paragraph One A. First supporting point (full sentence): _______________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ B. Evidence: support your point with facts and examples a. b. c. III. Body Paragraph Two A. Second supporting point (full sentence): _____________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ B. Evidence: support you point with facts and examples a. b. c. IV. Body Paragraph Three A. Third supporting point (full sentence): ______________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ B. Evidence: support your point with facts and examples a. b. c.
V. Counterargument A. State possible objections to your argument. _______________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ B. Restate claim in different words. VI. Conclusion A. Summarize body paragraphs and supporting points and comment on significance of thesis. _______________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ B. Restate thesis differently from introduction.