Writing Argumentative Essays

15956 Words Apr 3rd, 2016 64 Pages
A helpful book for IELTS

Compiled by bavy&adrian
October 2004

Contents
Introduction - please read
Debatable and non-debatable statements
Providing support for debatable statements (or premises)
Using connectives and paragraphs in a larger argumentative text
The main thesis, supporting arguments and conclusion.
Adding information to relevant arguments
Connectives for listing arguments.
Concluding connectives
In fact / Indeed
More practice on using In fact and Indeed
Paragraphs
Showing you are aware of both sides of the issue - a model
Showing you are aware of both sides of the issue - examining the model
The main premise
Paragraph topics
Opposing arguments and supporting arguments
Problematising the opposing arguments
Shifting from
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These students had a CET 6 Certificate (Upper Intermediate).
However, the unit should be useable in any course involving the preparation of first or second language learners for further study at university or IELTS.
The unit assumes that the students have their own argumentative essay topic for the course they are undertaking.
The unit is built around one particular type of argumentative essay. It is important to understand that there are many other ways of structuring argumentative essays than the one proposed in this unit. However, the structure outlined here has proved to be very effective in giving students a clear, accessible and useable model for their own essays. If you are a student who is accessing this curriculum in order to prepare for an assessment task involving the writing of an argumentative essay, you should first check with your teacher / tutor / lecturer to ensure that the structure outlined here is suitable for that task. (You should probably print out the marine park model and show it to the teacher / tutor / lecturer concerned).
If you have any comments or questions about this unit of work please feel free to contact me: tuqiuping@yahoo.com.cn or roytu1982@gmail.com.
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