Writing an Argumentative Response. 8 th Grade English 2014-15. Key Points to an Arugment. State a position Support with text-based evidence Explain how your evidence supports your position (Analyze)
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As an intelligent person who knows that there are two sides to every argument, you need to acknowledge what the other side would say and the evidence they would use to try to prove your argument wrong. #8 on graphic organizer
Remember try to use one of your opposition’s stronger main ideas. This will make your own argument look even better.
After acknowledging your opposition, you need to fully develop something called a counterclaim. This is where you explain why the opposition’s evidence and position is not right. #9 on graphic organizer
Remember to use a logical, evidence based argument when you disprove your opponent.
Just saying “they are wrong because I am right” is not going to convince anyone.