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7th Grade Language Arts: Argumentative Writing - Chapter Summary
Your 7th grader can use the lessons in this chapter to reinforce what he or she has learned about argumentative writing in school. Students who need further guidance on this form of writing can watch the engaging videos, study the lesson transcripts and submit questions to instructors. This language arts chapter teaches 7th graders about the parts and structure of an argument as well as how to evaluate an essay's sources and reasoning. Instructors provide a step-by-step guide on how to develop good arguments, and students can assess their understanding of argumentative writing using the lesson quizzes and chapter exam.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence||Students learn the four parts of an effective argument and examine examples of each.|
|Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources||The instructor explains techniques for judging the reliability and validity of sources.|
|Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article||This lesson teaches students how to evaluate inductive and deductive reasoning in articles and essays.|
|How to Evaluate Reasoning||The instructor provides students with a step-by-step guide to evaluating reasoning.|
|How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity||Students learn how to examine an argument to determine its validity and effectiveness.|
|How to Analyze Two Texts with Opposing Arguments||In this lesson, students learn techniques for comparing and analyzing two arguments with opposing positions.|
|How to Write a Great Argument||Students learn the steps that can help them write strong arguments.|
|How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay||With this lesson, the instructor teaches students how to organize and structure the components of their arguments.|
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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