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1 An Introduction to Argumentative Writing
“Convince Me”!: An Introduction to Argumentative Writing

2 What is an argument? Brainstorm as a class

3 What is an argument? An argument is a reasoned, logical way of demonstrating that the writer’s position, belief, or conclusion is valid. In English, students make claims about the worth or meaning of a literary works, defending their interpretation with evidence from the text, for example. In short, arguments seek to make people believe that something is true or to persuade people to change their beliefs or behavior.

4 What is the difference between argument and persuasion?

5 Key Terms for Argumentation
Claim – Your basic belief about a particular topic, issue, event, or idea

6 Key Terms for Argumentation
Counterclaim – A solid and reasonable argument that opposes or disagrees with your claim

7 Key Terms for Argumentation
Rebuttal – A written or verbal response to a counterclaim. The object of the rebuttal is to take into account the ideas presented in the counterclaim and explain why they aren’t persuasive enough, valid enough, or important enough to outweigh your own claim.

8 Key Terms for Argumentation
Support – Your specific facts or specific evidence used to support why your claim is true

9 Key Terms for Argumentation
Refute – Argue against a position or prove it to be wrong

10 Key Terms for Argumentation
Qualify – A “partly-agree” stance in which you agree (in part) with another person’s argument or position but also disagree with part of it.

11 Is cheating out of control???? Please open the following links
Persuasion Map- Sources: 1 2 3

12 Resources Argumentative essay topics
How to write an argumentative essay Lesson plan source 10/Writing%20Standard%201%20(9-10).pdf

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