• ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY OUTLINE
     
     
     
    An argumentative essay prompt differs in the language that they use: A persuasive asks that they support an opinion, but an argumentative states that one should write an essay essay either SUPPORTING or OPPOSING a claim.
     INTRODUCTION: H.I.T.
    H= HOOK THE READER: Grab their attention by adding a quote, imagine statement, pr personal anecdote). 
    I= IMPORTANT INFORMATION ( Include important information you reader will need to know to understand the topic such as WHO is involved, WHEN and WHERE it's taking place, and WHY it's important, etc.)
    T= Thesis (State your thesis)
     
    Paragraph 1: Your Argument 
    Transition and state your main idea.
    Explain your argument by adding details to help the reader understand it.
     Transition and add evidence (statistics, outside sources with similar viewpoints etc.) 
     PARAGRAPH 2
    Transition and state your COUNTERARGUMENT 
    Transition and add a rebuttal
    Transition and  state and explain evidence that supports your rebuttal
     
     PARAGRAPH 3
    Transition and state your counterargument
    Transition and add a rebuttal
    Transition and state and explain evidence that supports your rebuttal
     
    CONCLUSION(THEIR CALL)
    TH= Transition and restate the prompt and how this argument is relevant
    E= Even though...(shows that you understand there are two sides to the story.
    I= Instead of.......(give an alternative) 
    R= Rhetorical Question. Puts the argument in their court and makes them 
    CALL= Call to action. This is the last chance you have to drive your argument home. Make it count!!!