Steps in Writing Process and Resources:


RESEARCH

1) Choose a topic (see "Today in Class" for links)

2) Find main points for and against and create a PRO/CON chart with several facts

3) Choose a position and write a thesis or claim statement

4) Research your topic - taking notes

5) Determine your three main reason and put them into this chart with evidence

Evidence Paraphrasing Chart



WRITING

1) Follow this format for your essay -- Argumentative Essay Graphic Organizer

2) Use transitional words - Transitional Words and Phrases

3) Proper MLA Format -- set up your essay to look like this!!




RESOURCES

How to write an introduction: Learn Zillion Video

Tips for Writing the Hook or Attention Grabber

Example Sentence Starters for the Argumentative Essay



Example Paragraphs - body, counterargument, and conclusion

EXAMPLE ESSAYS