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Argumentative structure

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Argumentative structure

  1. 1. Argumentative Structure 5 Parts NOT 5 Paragraphs
  2. 2. Part 1: Introduction
  3. 3. 2. Background Info What needs to be defined? What needs to be reviewed? What needs to be clarified?
  4. 4. 3. Confirmation (evidence, backing, and warrants) What supports my argument? This constitutes several paragraphs with evidence and warrants.
  5. 5. 4. Refutation (counterclaim and rebuttal)  What will skeptics say and how will I refute these views?  This may be woven into confirmation paragraphs or as separate ones.
  6. 6. 5. Conclusion  What are the benefits or implications of accepting my argument?  May be a call to action  May be an effect
  7. 7. The Parts of an Argument INTRODUCTION (Hook, Map, Thesis) BACKGROUND INFORMATION (Define, Clarify, Review) CONFIRMATION (Paragraphing support with evidence and warrants) REFUTATION (Counterclaims and Rebuttals) CONCLUSION (Benefits, Implications, Call to Action)
  8. 8. Work Cited Adapted from Salazar, Ray. "Stop Boring Students (and Yourself) with FiveParagraph Essays." Michigan Reading Association Annual Conference. Grand Rapids, MI. 9 Mar. 2013. Breakout Session.

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