Overview Argumentation Scholarship Essay Example

Overview Argumentation Scholarship Essay Example


Hello everyone, I have decided to go
over this essay that a student has written in
order to go over specific parts of an argumentative essay for you. This is the same document that I have
created earlier with comments- the little virtual sticky notes. If you
notice here, you can read these if you want to. I know
that some learners learn better by reading and other
learners learn better by hearing, so I’ve decided
to go ahead and…. make this both: you can read it on your
own or you can watch the video in order to
listen as you go through it. The first thing I want you to notice is
the title. Notice that all of the words- the major words are
capitalized. Next, the writer gave a overview or background information
about what the paper will be about because he
knew his audience may not be familiar with the
scholarship that is offered at his college. Then he comes here and he gives his he says thesis statement, which will drive or lead us for the rest
of the paper. Let’s now move to the first paragraph this essay. If you notice, he is going to
start with argumentative using the deductive reasoning. I have here in
the virtual note that he has started with the topic
sentence which I like- I like stated topic
sentences because it makes it easier for the reader to follow
and I think it helps set you the author
helps you set up a good plan action on how to really support and
then this paragraph will be strong. And here he uses deductive reasoning. If you take a look, he’s going to start
with many people, which is the topic of the
sentence of the… topic sentence, and then what’s a
controlling idea? Well many people would agree racism is
evil. Here he’s starting with a deductive reasoning, which means he starts with the general
premise or the assumption an then he proceeds to a specific conclusion.
If you read over the chapter and watch the
power point that I put together, you would know that this is it truly
deductive reasoning. Next he goes on and he uses some support here- he uses.. he used support in order to give more weight or strength to his paper. Notice that according to
one expert- here he’s introducing- remember the
acronym ICE. I for introduce, C to cite, and then E
to explain the citation in your own words. If you
notice, there is now citation here. But if you have read the essay example in the
book, you will realize that when he did submit
this paper, he did include the actual author in page number like a
true MLA citation should be, but he just
didn’t do it here for this example. Next he goes to his next paragraph and instead of using deductive he’s going to use inductive
reasoning- So he starts with the school itself must share some blame
in this case. If you look over here, he starts from the
individual observation or what he observes going on his college campus and then he
supports it by giving the evidence. So, it’s kind of the opposite of the deductive reasoning. Again he has a beautiful topic sentence- stated topic
sentence. Let’s continue down. Next next he gives a specific example to
support the topic sentence that he blames the school for part of this and what he says here is that the school’s
financial aid office was not telling people that this scholarship was only for white
students. Therefore, he feels as though the school
took part in trying to cover up this racism- trying
to cover up the fact that this scholarship was only for white students. So he thinks that the school is partly to blame
for this, and I think he has great support here-
AND is supporting or defending his point view- his thesis statement. So, in
this paragraph again he supports his side of the argument- his viewpoint. In the next paragraph is
called the refutation or the refuting of excuse me
of the paper. Here you’re going to give the
other side- What will the other side say about your
point of view? It sounds odd to bring up evidence that
could hurt your case, but however- this does actually help your
case because the reader will know that you’re not afraid of the other side’s
viewpoints, and you are willing to talk about them. It
makes your essay more well-balanced. Also it’s okay if your opposing or the opposite
viewpoint has a fact or a support that you cannot
defend. Just say- you know I understand that
they have a good point year; however, my point is this. So it doesn’t make
your paper weaker to bring up the other side; it actually helps. Here he says this argument although
attractive is flawed. Here’s giving the other side
positive is attractive it looks good on paper, but it’s flawed, and then he goes on to
dispute or to refute the other side’s viewpoints. Here again- he does the other. He’s devoting
another paragraph to refuting the other side- the other
viewpoint- the people who would be against his thesis statement. Next, I’m going to jump down to the
conclusion. Here I’ve bolded that he is restating his thesis
statement but in other words in order to remind the reader of what his point…. his point of view was on this
scholarship issue. That’s good you do -especially if
you writing an essay because there’s more material to read.
This way the reader knows again what the thesis statement is
because you have said it to them in different words in the conclusion. I
also liked this conclusion because I think he through
in logic and he also played on our emotions. I think the two of them together helps make this a better argument for his- to support his viewpoint. So, this was an overview of a student essay for argumentative- the mode of writing argumentative essays. I hope this helps. Remember always try to bring in the
other side’s viewpoints because it will make your
paper stronger. When you’re writing your essays for me
if you want to use this as a model, go ahead. Okay, I hope this helps. Again you can toggle or hover over my virtual sticky notes to read this document. You can also print it off.
This is the video, but I also have the document on this week’s module. OK everyone, I hope this helps. Thank you- bye

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