Writing Argumentative Essays


Introduction - please read
Debatable and non-debatable statements
Providing support for debatable statements (or premises)
Using connectives and paragraphs in a larger argumentative text
The main thesis, supporting arguments and conclusion.
Adding information to relevant arguments
Connectives for listing arguments.
Concluding connectives
In fact / Indeed
More practice on using In fact and Indeed
Showing you are aware of both sides of the issue - a model
Showing you are aware of both sides of the issue - examining the model
The main premise
Paragraph topics
Opposing arguments and supporting arguments
Problematising the opposing arguments
Shifting from opposing arguments to supporting arguments.
More work on showing you are aware of both sides of the issue
Language Summary: ways of showing that you are aware of the opposing opinion
Working out the main premise from a paragraph
Using connectives and problematising phrases in a paragraph
Putting together a paragraph for an argumentative text
Choosing your own premise and writing a paragraph
Converting an informal text into a formal text
Sorting arguments into topics and paragraphs
A longer model argumentative essay
Getting an overview of the model essay
Identifying the main premise, paragraph structure and paragraph topics
The internal organisation of the paragraphs - revision
Including a paragraph that only presents supporting arguments
Writing introductions to argumentative essays
Writing conclusions to argumentative essays
Writing your own argumentative essay - 13 steps to take from start to finish
Appendix 1. Language summary: structure of paragraphs in the body of an argumentative essay

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