Argument Writing. “Argument literacy is fund a mental to being educated … Because argument is not standard in most school curricula, only 20% of those who enter college are prepared in this respect.” Gerald Graff, 2003 ( Common Core, Appendix A). What is an argument?.
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“Argument literacy is fundamental to being educated… Because argument is not standard in most school curricula, only 20% of those who enter college are prepared in this respect.”
Gerald Graff, 2003
(Common Core, AppendixA)
An argument is a “claim” that must be supported by evidence.
Margot is the sympathetic figure in the story “All Summer in a Day.”
Margot misses the anticipated hour of sun because of her classmates’ actions, but she has really brought this punishment on herself.
Acknowledging counterclaims —
“Conceding that the opposing point is valid and then building upon it to further one’s own claim allows a writer to make the audience feel appreciated without giving up her or his own position.”