About This Chapter
Argumentative Writing - Chapter Summary
Use these fast, fun video lessons to help your 6th grader with language arts or a class paper. Students learn how to craft solid arguments and avoid the logical mistakes that writers often make. They also get tips for structuring essays and using supporting details to strengthen conclusions. Multiple-choice quizzes after each lesson let students practice using the concepts they've learned.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence||The lesson deconstructs arguments and explains how to build them.|
|Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources||Students get tips for finding good sources.|
|Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article||Students learn to pinpoint the reasoning in a work of writing.|
|How to Evaluate Reasoning||This lesson explains methods and mistakes in reasoning.|
|How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity||In this lesson, the instructor details what makes an effective and valid argument.|
|How to Analyze Two Texts with Opposing Arguments||Students learn to compare texts that disagree.|
|How to Write a Great Argument||Students get tips for writing solid arguments.|
|How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay||The lesson offers guidance for making an argument in essay form.|
1. Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence
To effectively write an argument, you need to know the four basic parts. In this lesson, you will learn the definitions of the four basic parts and why you need them in an argument.
2. Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources
In the business world, any research material must have support that can provide validity and reliability. The support must be credible and have documentation to show that it is well-researched, professional, peer-reviewed and recent.
3. Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article
Being able to effectively evaluate reasoning can be helpful to you as you develop your own deductive and inductive reasoning skills and put those skills to work in persuasive essays. This lesson sheds some light on how to evaluate reasoning.
4. How to Evaluate Reasoning
Evaluating reasoning in an essay or article is an important step in critical analysis. Being able to judge if something is reasonable whether or not you agree with the argument will be our learning focus for this video.
5. How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity
In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze an argument. We will pay close attention to the parts of an argument and the questions we must ask about each of those parts in order to determine the argument's effectiveness and validity.
6. How to Analyze Two Texts with Opposing Arguments
In this lesson, we'll discuss how to analyze two texts that present opposing arguments. We'll examine arguments based on varying evidence and on varying assumptions.
7. How to Write a Great Argument
Many times our writing must not just be informative but it must also be persuasive. One of the best ways to be very persuasive is to use a great argument. Learn six steps you can follow to write a great argument.
8. How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay
When you write a persuasive essay, it's important to think about how you'll construct your argument, from how you'll arrange your major points to how and where you'll refute opposing views. This video covers some of the basics for structuring an argument.
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