How To Write A Good Argumentative Essay: Logical Structure
Additional Resources for you to Explore In order to "Dig Deeper," take a copy of the last argumentative essay constructed for this class. Print the essay out and clearly label the following: Introduction, Thesis, Body Paragraph/s, Rebuttal, Objection/s, Conclusion. This will be the assessment for this assignment. RationaleThis lesson is vital because students must learn the art of argument to negotiate situations in the educational setting and beyond. In the educational setting, knowledge of the argumentative essay and application of it constitutes success on state tests such as the ACT, SAT, PSAE, and others. In addition, students will have to take a stand when writing essays throughout his or her high school and college career; this is a type of essay writing that must stick and one they must understand. Writing of argumentative essays also has real world application. As students mature, they must choose sides and be able to defend that side when they vote for political office, attend a job interview, or perform other everyday tasks.Student outcome in accord with Common Core Standards:At the end of this lesson, students will be to introduce precise, knowledgeable claim(s), establish the significance of the claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that logically sequences claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence. ( Common core writing standards 1a).Students will also be able to Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly and thoroughly, supplying the most relevant evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level, concerns, values, and possible biases. (Common core writing standards 1b).