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  Extended Argument Essay

Extended Argument Essay

What is an argument essay?

With this paragraph, you need to take a stand asserting that
people should or should not do something.

You need to use sources, facts, figures, statistics and references

You will need to use reporting verbs
when you refer to an article or a source.


Title

Introduction -- or Top Bun
Hook
What is a "hook"?


Transition
What is a "transition"?


Thesis Statement
How to build a thesis statement

First Body Paragraph -- Opponent's Strongest Argument and Rebuttal
 
   Opponent's Strongest Argument
In these arguments, use reporting verbs such as
"claims," "contends," "maintain" or "asserts," raising questions about the veracity


First Reason - Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details Supporting Opponent
A sentence or two -- again using verbs such as
"cites," "refers to" or "quotes," raising questions about the veracity

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Opponent -- Example
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Rebuttal -- Your First Reason
This is a "contrast," refuting what came before
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Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details Supporting Your Opinion
A sentence or two
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Example Supporting Your Opinion
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First Reason Conclusion
Conclusion Challenging the Opponent's Opinion

Second Reason - (stonger reason, but not strongest)       
   Your Second Reason
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Second Reason -- Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details
A sentence or two
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Second Reason -- Example
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Second Reason -- Part 2
A More Important Part of 2nd Reason
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Second Reason Part 2 -- Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details
A sentence or two
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Second Reason Part 2 -- Example
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Second Reason
Conclusion

Third Reason (Most Important Reason -)     
   The Most Important Reason
This reason must directly refute opponent's argument
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Most Important Reason -- Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details
A sentence or two
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Most Important Reason -- Example
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Most Important Reason Part 2
Even More Important
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Important Reason Part 2 -- Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details
A sentence or two
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Important Reason Conclusion


Essay Conclusion
Summarize Each Reason and End with a Strong Sentence
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