Name one part of an argumentative essay?
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Introduction: introduces the main idea and gives background information. Body: presents evidence to support the main idea. Conclusion: summarizes the main points and restates the main argument.
Parts of an Argumentative Essay
Claim: A statement or opinion that is put forward as a fact or proposition to be maintained or proved. Evidence: Facts, statistics, research studies, or other information used to support a claim. Counterargument: A statement or opinion that opposes or disagrees with the main argument in an essay.
The introduction of an argumentative essay should always start with a ‘hook’, which is a statement that captures the reader’s attention. Most argumentative essays have three parts: the introduction, the body and the conclusion. The body of an argumentative essay is usually made up of 3-4 paragraphs, each containing a different point that supports the essay’s main argument!
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Work together in pairs: What is the purpose of the introduction in an argumentative essay?
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What is the first part of an argumentative essay?
- Body Paragraphs
What is the purpose of the introduction in an argumentative essay?
- To grab the reader's attention and provide a thesis statement
- To summarize all of the main points in one sentence
- To provide a conclusion to the reader
What is typically included in each body paragraph of an argumentative essay?
- A topic sentence, evidence, and analysis
- A summary of previous paragraphs
- Only evidence
Which part of an argumentative essay provides a final thought on the topic?
- Body Paragraphs
Which element should be included within each body paragraph to help support your claim?
- Evidence and analysis
- Only analysis