Review Argumentative Paragraphs

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  • Review Argumentative Paragraphs

    1. 1. ReviewHow to write argumentative paragraphs
    2. 2. Introduction1.Address the person you are replying to2. Restate the person’s idea3. Say that you disagree4. Express your intention
    3. 3. Introduction 1.Address the person you are replying to 2. Restate the person’s idea 3. Say that you disagree 4. Express your intention Argument 11. Reason why you disagree with the comment2. Explanation3. Example, facts, statistics, experts
    4. 4. Introduction 1.Address the person you are replying to 2. Restate the person’s idea 3. Say that you disagree 4. Express your intention Argument 11. Reason why you disagree with the comment2. Explanation3. Example, facts, statistics, experts Argument 21. Reason why you disagree with the comment2. Explanation3. Example, facts, statistics, experts4. Final thought
    5. 5. THINK LOGICALLY
    6. 6. THINK LOGICALLY•What is the argument?
    7. 7. THINK LOGICALLY•What is the argument? •The issue: A live concert is awful
    8. 8. THINK LOGICALLY•What is the argument? •The issue: A live concert is awful •Find a sound counter-argument
    9. 9. THINK LOGICALLY•What is the argument? •The issue: A live concert is awful •Find a sound counter-argument •Why it is not awful? Here are some examples
    10. 10. THINK LOGICALLY•What is the argument? •The issue: A live concert is awful •Find a sound counter-argument •Why it is not awful? Here are some examples •You get a chance to see your idol in person
    11. 11. THINK LOGICALLY•What is the argument? •The issue: A live concert is awful •Find a sound counter-argument •Why it is not awful? Here are some examples •You get a chance to see your idol in person •Interaction between the talent and the audience happens only in live concerts
    12. 12. BE SPECIFIC
    13. 13. BE SPECIFIC•Topic: live concerts are awful
    14. 14. BE SPECIFIC•Topic: live concerts are awful •Do not write as follows,
    15. 15. BE SPECIFIC•Topic: live concerts are awful •Do not write as follows, •Live concerts are not awful.
    16. 16. BE SPECIFIC•Topic: live concerts are awful •Do not write as follows, •Live concerts are not awful. •Live concerts are awesome.
    17. 17. BE SPECIFIC•Topic: live concerts are awful •Do not write as follows, •Live concerts are not awful. •Live concerts are awesome. •Why not???
    18. 18. BE SPECIFIC•Topic: live concerts are awful •Do not write as follows, •Live concerts are not awful. •Live concerts are awesome. •Why not??? •It presents no sound argument. Be clear and specific as to what reason/ idea you have in mind
    19. 19. STRAIGHT TO THE POINT
    20. 20. STRAIGHT TO THE POINT•Find a solid point to argue
    21. 21. STRAIGHT TO THE POINT•Find a solid point to argue •1 Post: It’s OK to share files. st
    22. 22. STRAIGHT TO THE POINT•Find a solid point to argue •1 Post: It’s OK to share files. st •Your Argument: File sharing is an act of criminal.
    23. 23. STRAIGHT TO THE POINT•Find a solid point to argue •1 Post: It’s OK to share files. st •Your Argument: File sharing is an act of criminal. • 1st Post: Live concerts are awful.
    24. 24. STRAIGHT TO THE POINT•Find a solid point to argue •1 Post: It’s OK to share files. st •Your Argument: File sharing is an act of criminal. • 1st Post: Live concerts are awful. •Your Argument: Live concerts give you an experience you can never get from CDs.
    25. 25. SUPPORT YOUR ARGUMENT
    26. 26. SUPPORT YOUR ARGUMENT•Explain what you mean
    27. 27. SUPPORT YOUR ARGUMENT•Explain what you mean •Live concerts give you an experience you can never get from CDs.
    28. 28. SUPPORT YOUR ARGUMENT•Explain what you mean •Live concerts give you an experience you can never get from CDs. •It has been known that in live performances, talents tend to sing other artists’ songs in their own style.
    29. 29. SUPPORT YOUR ARGUMENT•Explain what you mean •Live concerts give you an experience you can never get from CDs. •It has been known that in live performances, talents tend to sing other artists’ songs in their own style. •For example, in the iTunes concert, Linkin Park adapted an Adale’s song to entertain the crowd.
    30. 30. COMPARE APPLE TO APPLE Not apple to orange VS.
    31. 31. COMPARE APPLE TO APPLE
    32. 32. COMPARE APPLE TO APPLE•Address the same topic, instead of digressing
    33. 33. COMPARE APPLE TO APPLE•Address the same topic, instead of digressing •Topic: live concerts are noisy and crowded
    34. 34. COMPARE APPLE TO APPLE•Address the same topic, instead of digressing •Topic: live concerts are noisy and crowded •Address the noise issue
    35. 35. COMPARE APPLE TO APPLE•Address the same topic, instead of digressing •Topic: live concerts are noisy and crowded •Address the noise issue •Noise and crowd elevate the atmosphere. It is much more animating than listening to the music alone at home.
    36. 36. COMPARE APPLE TO APPLE•Find a positive side that people might not think of before •Topic: live concerts are noisy and crowded •Point out a new perspective •You might get to meet your idol up close •A friend of mine went to a live concert and got to shake hand with her most favorite band.
    37. 37. HOW YOUR WORK IS GRADED •Content & organization (10) •Logical arguments •Supporting evidences are developed from the arguments •Relevance and coherence •3 paragraphs, complete with their functions
    38. 38. HOW YOUR WORK IS GRADED •Language (10) •Avoid the following mistakes •S/V agreement error •Fragment •Misplaced or absent punctuation •Misspelling •Incorrect capitalization, part of speech •Inappropriate word choice

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