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Argument papers

Argument papers

Author: Melissa Stephenson
  1. Introduce argumentative writing, its purpose, and what must be included in this style of writing (e.g. a claim, support, a counterargument, etc.).

  2. Explain how to make a claim in argumentative writing.

  3. Explain how to write concluding statements for paragraphs in argumentative writing.

  4. Explain how to acknowledge opposing arguments in argumentative writing.

  5. Explain how to connect evidence and inferences in argumentative writing.

  6. Explain appropriate patterns of organization for argumentative writing. 

This packet should help a learner seeking to understand how to write a paper and who is confused about how to write effective argument papers. It will explain how to make a claim, a counterclaim, a concluding statement, and how to outline argument papers.

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Introduction to Argumentative Writing

This video explains what argumentative writing is and what to include in an effective paper.

Source: Melissa Stephenson

Argumentative writing: making a claim

This vide explains how to make a claim while writing an argumentative essay.

Source: Melissa Stephenson

Argumentative writing: concluding statements

This video explains how to make strong concluding statements with a call to action.

Argumentative writing: Counterarguments

This video explains how to counter an opponent's argument in argumentative writing.

Source: Melissa Stephenson

Argumentative writing: Supporting Claims

This video explains how to support your claims using accurate and strong evidence.

Source: Melissa Stephenson

Argumentative writing: Organization Patterns

This video explains how to organize an argumentative essay using two different patterns.