watch the video and answer questions

  1. How to Write a Conclusion (2:39)

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4. How to Write a Conclusion (Links to an external site.)How to Write a Conclusion

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5.An Argumentative Essay That Needs Work (1:03)

An Argumentative Essay That Needs Work (Links to an external site.)An Argumentative Essay That Needs Work

6. Analyzing a Sample Argumentative Essay: The introduction (2:59)

Analyzing a Sample Argumentative Essay: The Introduction (Links to an external site.)Analyzing a Sample Argumentative Essay: The Introduction

7. HTWGAE: First Argument (4:04)

How to Write a Good Argumentative Essay: First Argument (Links to an external site.)How to Write a Good Argumentative Essay: First Argument

8. HTWGAE: Second Argument (1:45)

Analyzing a Sample Argumentative Essay: Second Argument (Links to an external site.)Analyzing a Sample Argumentative Essay: Second Argument

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After watching “How to Write a Good Argumentative Essay” videos 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, answer the following questions with at least 3 sentences per question. 

1. When discussing the sample essay’s introduction, DeLaPlante make a distinction between the issue and the argument. What is the test he uses to check if a sentence is the issue or the argument?

2. DelaPlante also suggests that successful arguments often are based on moral values. Can you give me 2 examples of moral values that could be used in an argument? (they don’t have to be related to this specific example about laptops in classrooms)

3. Tell me something specific about introductions, conclusions, or body paragraphs that this video series has made clearer for you. 

B.

9. HYWGAE: Third Argument (3:58)

Analyzing a Sample Argumentative Essay: Third Argument (Links to an external site.)Analyzing a Sample Argumentative Essay: Third Argument

10.Analysis of a Sample Argumentative Essay: The Main Body (11:10)

Analysis of a Sample Argumentative Essay: The Main Body (Links to an external site.)Analysis of a Sample Argumentative Essay: The Main Body

11.Analyzing the Conclusion of a Sample Argumentative Essay (6:58)

Analyzing the Conclusion of a Sample Argumentative Essay (Links to an external site.)Analyzing the Conclusion of a Sample Argumentative Essay

12. An Improved Argumentative Essay with Commentary (8:30)

An Improved Argumentative Essay with Commentary (Links to an external site.)An Improved Argumentative Essay with Commentary

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Watch the last 4 videos in this series, then respond to these questions with at least 3 sentences each. Thanks!

1. What is a premise in an argument? Also give an example of a specific premise in this sample essay.

2. Explain what an objection-reply pair is in an argument essay. Give a specific example of an objection-reply pair in this sample essay.

3. What does paternalism mean and how is it relevant to this essay’s argument?

4. Why should student writers avoid phrases like: I feel strongly, I believe that, I think that… What are 2 better options??

5. How would you make the conclusion of this sample essay stronger?