Reading and Writing Arguments

Evaluate the claim; write arguments to support your claim!

Write the best argument ever!

Learn how to use valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. Understand how to draw evidence from informational text to support your claim. Give credibility to your voice.

Begin by developing good reading habits.

Try pre-reading. Survey the text. Look at the headings, topics and sub topics. Then, try a first read. Next, read for meaning. What is the author's claim? What evidence does the author use to support the claim? Is the evidence valid? Why or why not?

Guaranteed to make you a critical thinker!

Frequently Asked Questions

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