You became aware of a change which is going to be occurring very soon in an organization to which you belong (church, school, workplace, etc.). People will get together at a meeting to discuss the change. You know you must be ready to discuss your point of view on this issue.
The rest of this unit will provide activities to help you fulfill this person's request.
Be able to research and articulate your own position on issue, present evidence, support an opinion and refute opposing opinions.
understand the importance of specifying audience and purpose to select appropriate communication choices.
Show understanding of summary, synthesis, evaluation, and argument conventions as well as quoting, paraphrasing, summarizing, and documentation.
Activity 1: Write a proposal for essay.
Activity 2: Write an outline.
Activity 3: Write an introduction.
Activity 4: Write the argument.
Activity 5: Write a conclusion.
Activity 6: Write a completed draft of an essay.
Activity 7: Revise and reflect on writing.
By the end of this unit, you will be able to
research and articulate your own position on issue,
organize and support an argument using evidence and refutation,
demonstrate understanding of documentation conventions.