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Writing to Argue Template


Question or title:_________________________________________________________

Your answer in a single sentence (thesis point):

________________________________________________________________________

Structure for Paragraph
1 (introduction)

General opening statement
on topic

narrowing from general to
your specific thesis point

State your thesis point
clearly in single sentence


Structure for Paragraph
2

Your Point (topic sentence)…

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Structure for Paragraph
3

Your Point (topic sentence)

Your evidence (example)



Explain your evidence



The comeback (other
people's opinion)



Why the comeback is
wrong and you're right







How this paragraph proves
your overall thesis point

Structure for Paragraph
4

Your Point (topic sentence)

Your evidence (example)



Explain your evidence



The…

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Why the comeback is
wrong and you're right







How this paragraph proves
your overall thesis point

Structure for Paragraph
5

Your Point (topic sentence)

Your evidence (example)



Explain your evidence



The comeback (other
people's opinion)



Why the comeback is
wrong and you're right







How this paragraph proves
your overall thesis…

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Explain your evidence



The comeback (other
people's opinion)



Why the comeback is
wrong and you're right







How this paragraph proves
your overall thesis point

Structure for Paragraph
7 (Conclusion)

Re-state thesis (overall
answer) in single sentence

Summarise your main
points



Explain how / why your
reader must agree with you






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