THE ARGUMENTATIVE RESEARCH PAPER

THE ARGUMENTATIVE RESEARCH PAPER OUTLINE

                                                                                                                Directions:

Students should refer to the handouts provided and reviewed during class on the Position Paper Final Draft that provides details about the introduction, body paragraphs, counterarguments, and conclusion for the specifics of the details about the required content.

 

  1. INTRODUCTION-Must have 2 paragraphs

Paragraph 1

  1. Write a sentence expressing the key ideas that will be in your background paragraph.

 

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Paragraph 2

  1. Hook-What is your Hook?

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  1. List any terms you need to define.

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  1. What is your Thesis statement with its three ideas (Your Argument, i.e. position statement with three key ideas)?

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  1. BODY-9 paragraph minimum (3 paragraphs per thesis idea)
  2. Thesis Idea 1-Write your Topic Sentence. ________________________________________________________________________________

 

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Note one new (i.e. evidence not used in the Position Paper Final Draft) piece of evidence you have to support Thesis Idea 1. __________________________________________________________________________

 

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  1. Thesis Idea 2-Write your Topic Sentence. ________________________________________________________________________________

 

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Note one new (i.e. evidence not used in the Position Paper Final Draft) piece of evidence you have to support Thesis Idea 2.__________________________________________________________________________

 

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  1. Thesis Idea 3-Write your Topic Sentence. ________________________________________________________________________________

 

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Note one new (i.e. evidence not used in the Position Paper Final Draft) piece of evidence you have to support Thesis Idea 3.__________________________________________________________________________

 

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  • COUNTERARGUMENTS-2 Counterarguments (i.e. Claims of the other side)-1 paragraph each

 

Paragraph 1

Claim 1-This would be the one used in the Position Paper Final Draft, so just list its topic below.

 

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Paragraph 2

Claim 2-What is the second claim of the other side that you will include in your Research paper?

 

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What is the language of concession you plan to use?

 

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What evidence will you use to support this claim?

 

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What is one piece of evidence you will use to refute their claim?

 

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  1. CONCLUSION-Write the ending sentence to your conclusion which should be a call to action, a prediction, or a solution (only if a solution is appropriate).

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