In this lesson, we will focus on a simplified version of a persuasion essay that begins with a description of anticipated counterarguments.
The paragraph after the introduction should provide an overview of those The part of an essay that comes after the introduction and before the conclusion.
Body paragraphs lay out the main ideas of an argument and provide the support for the thesis.
All body paragraphs should include these elements: a topic sentence, major and minor details, and a concluding statement.
As part of your coursework in English 10, you will be writing a research paper similar to the research papers you will be completing in your junior and senior year of high school.
To prepare you for this, we will be spending four to five weeks in class on the steps a writer takes in completing the process.
Over this course of time, you will discover that writing a research paper is a step-by-step process.
It will make you frustrated and stressed out, but it will not be impossible. The final product will be something you are proud of. Please keep in mind that the majority of this research paper will be paperless and will be submitted via Moodle, Noodle Tools, and Google Docs.
Being able to argue your point is not only an important skill, it is extremely useful both in school and at work.
For example, imagine you completed an essay for your English class and feel that the grade you received is unwarranted.