Argumentative Writing Worksheets To Print:
Essay Outline - Use the graphic organizer to write an
argumentative essay on the assigned topic.
Argument Writing Organizer - What would you say to the person who disagreed with you to change their mind? Present the counterargument. What would someone say if they disagreed with you?
Writing Prompt - Should the government offer free Internet access to everyone in the country?
Counterarguments - A counterargument is an argument someone makes in order to disagree
with your claim. When writing an argumentative essay, it is important to
anticipate the main counterarguments against your claim and to rebut
(argue against, disprove) them. Doing so will make your essay more
persuasive. It will also demonstrate that you have taken the time to
consider different viewpoints.
What Do You Think? - Should schools be held legally responsible for the consequences of bullying?
- A great exercise to get yourself ready to create a masterpiece.
The MEAT Technique - This acronym stands for the order in which you create a hook, add background information, and finish it off with a thesis.
Transitions for Making Arguments
- Transitional words and phrases are important in this type of writing because
they allow you to move between paragraphs, ideas, and source information in
a clear way that your reader can easily follow.
- Take a pro or con position on one of the topics. Use the
outline below to organize your thoughts.
- In Europe public restrooms are gender neutral. Should the U.S. have gender
neutral public restrooms?
Have At It! - A series of ideas to get you working away on your own thoughts.
- This can be used as a tool to assess your work and see if you achieved your goal.
Analyze an Argument - What facts/reasons/evidence does the author use to support the claim? Does the author convince you to believe/agree with the claim? Why or why not?