Today we discussed what appropriate evidence is and how to present it to support our argument and claims. Remember that evidence should be VERIFIABLE, meaning that the reader should be able to go out independently and find the evidence you’re presenting by themselves. This is important because than you know where the evidence came from and if it is true or not. Please use the notes below to complete the google form at the bottom of the page.
Body 1 Paragraph for Argumentative Essay
Our first body paragraph is going to be about our first claim. You will restate the claim and then provide evidence to support it. For example, you want to use evidence that is VERIFIABLE or can be checked by the reader independently.
TOPIC SENTENCE: Can be a simple restate of the first claim, or you can pose the claim as a question, or however you feel HOOKS the reader into the idea of your first claim.
SUPPORTING DETAIL 1: The first citation/quote/paraphrase of your evidence.
SUPPORTING DETAIL 2: An explanation of why that evidence supports your claim and connects to your argument.
SUPPORTING DETAIL 3: The second citation/quote/paraphrase of the your evidence.
SUPPORTING DETAIL 4: An explanation of why that evidence supports your claim and connects to your argument.
CONCLUDING SENTENCE: Can be a simple restate of the claim. But it is better to use it as a way to transition from claim 1 to claim 2 and how they connect to your argument.