Argumentation & Writing to Learn

  • Using your sources to inform your writing may seem like a straight-forward task; however, the interpretation, synthesis, and integration of source material to construct an argument requires more than just access.
  • Let's talk about some integration concepts that you should consider for your argument essay:
    • Literature Review
    • Direct quotes & Paraphrases
    • Summarization
    • Filling gaps (you don't need all the answers!)

Discussion & Application

  • Let's talk about how argumentation applies to your topics.
  • Use the Argumentative Guide to aid you in outlining your argumentative paper. We'll be talking about this in detail in the coming week.
  • Create a new doc and compose two claims, one based on facts from your research and one based on defining something about your topic. List at least 3 reasons you could use to support them. Remember:
    • Claims should be arguable and debatable. They can't simply state a fact we all agree on.
    • You must be able to support your claims with reasons and, eventually, evidence based on your research.
  • You'll have 20-30 minutes to compose these; use your time wisely!

Final Portfolio discussion: Multimodal=Multiple Genres


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