Argumentative Essay Topics

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1. On the first day of class, the Prof Khan gave us write a diagnostic essay to see where we stood from a writing point. Next, we gave all gave a small introduction of ourselves. Furthermore, we had a small debate about Donald Trump. In the debate we questioned Trump’s motives while running for president. After the discussing about Trump, Prof Khan gave us a sheet on “Thinking and Writing”. On that sheet it had this written on it “How to say something worth saying about something worth saying something about”. Khan asked around the class what we think this quote meant to us.
2. Next, we learned about what an essay is. Essay means “to try”. After learning what an essay meant, we moved on to the three major components of an essay. I
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During the course, Prof Khan went over a type of essays. The type of essay was an argumentative essay. An argumentative essay is a type of essay that is used to persuade someone so they can understand your point. When writing an argumentative essay I learned to use the three categories of persuasion that were introduced by Greek philosopher Aristotle. The three categories that Aristotle introduced are ethos, pathos, and logos which translate to credibility, emotion, and logic. I also learned about the five tools of argumentation. First, is facts that are something that actually exist and known to have happened. Second, rule of argumentation is referring to an Authority. An authority is an expert, or someone who can be give unbiased facts about the argument. Third, is an examples that can be an experience that is personal or of someone else that is able to support the argument. Fourth, is predicting the consequence, this is used to help the reader see what will occur if something does happen or not. Last, is answering the opposition. This shows that I am aware of the opposition’s argument and able to respond to …show more content…
While learning all these processes, we engaged in class discussions and debates. The class discussions and debates helped me with understanding different perspectives and ideas on topics. This has helped me come up with reasons when I needed to write an argumentative essay. Also while debating it helped me figure out which side to choose. I also was able to see all the different ideas my class mates had. In these debates I started to think logically and not emotionally. Also in class, Khan provides us with handouts. We worked on the handouts and discussed them in class. These handouts provided practices for the processes used to write an essay. While doing these practices in class it has improved my

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