English 10R – Suggested Argument Essay Outline

12 Sep

Introduction:
1. Begin with a general statement about the topic.
2. Discuss/summarize the topic/controversy.
3. State a claim that takes a clear stance on the argument.

Body Paragraph:
1. Begin with a topic sentence (reword the claim).
2. Mention your first piece of evidence and include the text number.
3. Explain the evidence – relate how the evidence ties in with the claim.
4. Mention your second piece of evidence and include the text number.
5. Explain the evidence.
6. Mention a piece of evidence to support the counter argument.
7. Explain the counter argument.
8. End with a closing sentence.

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