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 Long Argument Paragraph


Long Argument Paragraph

What is an argument paragraph?
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



Topic Sentence

Opponent's Strongest Argument and Rebuttal

   

Opponent's Strongest Opinion

In these arguments, use reporting verbs such as
"claims," "contends," "maintain" or "asserts," raising questions about the truth of the argument



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 truth of the opinion

No connectors needed



Rebuttal -- Your First Reason

This is a "contrast," refuting or challenging what came before

Possible Connectors

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Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details Supporting Your Opinion

A sentence or two supporting your opinion

No connectors needed

Example Supporting Your Opinion

Connectors Optional

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Second Reason - (stonger reason, but not strongest)

   

Your Second Reason

Possible Connectors


Second Reason -- Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details

A sentence or two

No connectors needed

Second Reason -- Example

Connectors Optional

Possible Example Connectors:


Third Reason (Most Important Reason)

  

The Most Important Reason

This reason must directly refute opponent's argument

Possible Connectors


Most Important Reason -- Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details

A sentence or two

No connectors needed

Most Important Reason -- Example

Connectors Optional

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