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Grounds for Argument. The Little Red Schoolhouse (a.k.a.

Grounds for Argument

“LRS” or “the Schoolhouse”) began at the University of Chicago in 1980, as a series of lectures offered by Greg Colomb, Wayne Booth, Frank Kinahan, and Joe Williams. In 1981, it became a writing class for fourth–year undergraduates, based on lectures written by Colomb and Williams. Soon after, it added classes for MBA and law students. Now, there are many Schoolhouse–based classes for students ranging from first-year undergraduates to professional students and post–doctoral students. But the Schoolhouse has also evolved to become a wide–ranging approach to helping writers, one that is realized in a large body of materials, both for writers (lessons, guides, checklists, templates, and so on) and for teachers (class activities, handouts, assignments, responding guides, and so on)—materials too varied for any one class or even one writing program.

Mentor Text Wednesday: Restaurant Review PLUS Interview with Writer. Mentor Text: Wells, Pete.

Mentor Text Wednesday: Restaurant Review PLUS Interview with Writer

“Fred and Barney Would Feel Right at Home.” The New York Times. Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences. Home | Literary Movements | Timeline | American Authors | American Literature Sites | Bibliographies | Site Updates Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences Thesis Statements A thesis statement defines the scope and purpose of the paper.

Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences

Redirecting. Quarter's End: Student Self-Analysis - The CreativityCore. What Is the Difference Between a Memoir & Personal Narrative? Mentor Text Wednesday: Editorial. Mentor Text: Sumter, Kyler.

Mentor Text Wednesday: Editorial

“Solutions for School Stress: Schedule the Workload Better”. The Huffington Post. 17 December 2013. Web. Workshop Genre: Editorial Background: I love using this editorial with students since it is written by a fellow member of their tribe — a sixteen-year-old high school junior. In teaching editorial, possible mentor texts abound. How I Used It: I use this mentor text about ⅓ of the way through our editorial genre study. I introduce this mentor text when we are ready to broach the subject of finding corroborating evidence.

I begin by sharing the mentor text with students. Then, students work in their writing groups to categorize these pieces of evidence. I move into a mini-lesson on the different types of evidence: anecdotal, analogical, testimonial, and statistical. Students use this as a launching pad for beginning research for their editorials. Other Possibilities: What editorials do you love using with students? - Rebekah Like this: Like Loading... How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt - Free College Composition Video. Last revised: March, 2014 Acceptance of Terms Please read this Terms of Service Agreement ("Terms of Service", "Terms of Use") carefully.

How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt - Free College Composition Video

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Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays

These terms apply to Education Portal and its related websites owned and operated by Remilon, LLC ("Education Portal,", "Site", "Sites", "our", "us"). Education Portal provides the Services, which are defined below, to you subject to the following Terms of Service, which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. Refutation of an Argument: Definition, Examples & Quiz. In academic writing, the ability to refute an argument is a cornerstone of logical and critical thought, as well as an essential persuasive tool.

Refutation of an Argument: Definition, Examples & Quiz

Learn more through a comprehensive definition and examples, then put your new expertise to the test with a quiz. Introduction You may remember as a kid arguing with your siblings about which water park or amusement park your family should visit. Perhaps you loved the Arctic Plunge at the water park, and your brother preferred the Wild Demon coaster at the amusement park. If your brother presented his case for preferring the amusement park, then you probably also refuted it by presenting your case for the water park.

Definition Refutation is simply disproving an opposing argument. However, when a writer takes the initiative to face the very best arguments head-on, and is able to first acknowledge their validity and then refute or disprove them, it is all the more persuasive. A counter-argument though differs from a refutation. Examples. Blueprinting: Using the Thesis Paragraph to Plan Your Essay — Jerz's Literacy Weblog.