An essay that is meant to argue your claim with an audience and "persuade" them to accept your position on a debatable issue.
What do you think about the debatable issue?
This is your basic belief about a particular topic, issue, event or idea.
Your sub-claims are your answers to the main claim. Why do I think this?
A Counterclaim is what your audience may say to disagree with you. It’s the other side of the argument.
These are justifications of your sub-claims or counterclaim.
These are facts taken from a reliable source or article that helps to support your main claim and sub-claims.
These are connecting words or phrases that show the relationship between setnences and help your ideas to be organized and flow.
A rebuttal is a response to the opposing view that attempts to refute it.
To refute is to argue against a claim.
There are 3 parts to a conclusion:
- Restate your main claim.
- Write 1-2 sentences which summarize your sub-claims which support your main claim.
- Write a sentence that provides a general warning of the consequences of not following your CLAIM.