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Argument Writing: Assignment
Choose a topic which has two distinct sides to argue.
Research both sides of the argument and compile a pro list and a con list, complete with links to articles, webpages, videos, etc.
Create a new page (NOT a new wiki) and use your topic as the title.
Create a table for your pros and cons, and link each resource within the table. You must have five resources for each side (10 total).
Add your notes and information from the sources next to each link. Remember to use quotation marks if you directly quote (copy) information.
DUE BY: Friday, April 4
Visit other pages and use the discussion tab to comment on and question their ideas and resources.
ONLY USE DISCUSSION POSTS. DO NOT CHANGE THEIR PAGE!
Try to find points they have not thought about.
BE POLITE: no name-calling, insults, or negativity
Say: "I disagree with this because," "This doesn't seem right. Have you thought about this," "This source seems biased. For example"
Don't say: "This/You are dumb/stupid," "You're wrong," "I don't agree"
BE INTELLIGENT: think about what you are commenting before you click submit
Respond to discussion posts on your own page.
Write a thesis statement that includes your opinion on the topic, plus your three main points of argument. Write the thesis on your page, under the pro/con table.
DUE BY: Tuesday, April 22
Using the resources you compiled and the discussions you had, write a traditional editorial on your topic.
Use the 5-paragraph method: introduction, 3 body paragraphs, conclusion
Include 2 or more appeals
Include 3 or more rhetorical devices
Address all appropriate counterclaims (you should have one or more in each body paragraph)
Write or paste your essay into your page, under the thesis statement.
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