Your assignment is to write an essay of argumentation about the value of a college education. Your essay must be organized as an argument in which you assert a precise claim, support it with reasons and evidence, and acknowledge and refute counterclaims fairly.
You should be sure to:
- Introduce a specific claim in the introduction (you may also choose to introduce the state of the debate)
- Make a structured argument that includes paragraphs that each attempt to prove a different aspect of your claim.
- Use embedded quotations in a variety of configurations.
- Use accurate punctuation and citation.
- Clear counterclaims with concessions and refutations.
- Conclude with a clear call to action
BE SURE TO CONSIDER THE ARGUMENTS WE HAVE SEEN AS MODELS
CHECK YOUR RUBRIC! (pg 92)
Goals are to write a draft of an argumentative essay that shows a clear understanding of the parts of an argument, with a clear claim, evidence and counterclaims that support a central claim, and a conclusion that includes a call to action.
Exemplary Work is carefully organized so that each part of the argument builds on what came before - because a person that agrees with each part must agree with the whole - and uses quotations accurately and effectively.