Although I know many of the people who visit here are not strictly English language arts teachers, my hope is that these posts will provide tons of value to those who are, and to those who teach subjects, including writing.
So let’s begin with argumentative writing, or persuasive writing, as many of us used to call it.
This is was an initial attempt at citing work by the student, as evidenced by the citations in parenthesis.
Also missing from the sample is an acknowledgement of the opposing view point, or what we call a Yes…but statement.
There are many hints out there, but only some will be helpful to you as you may benefit more than others.
With that thought in mind here are some tips for middle school students writing an argumentative essay.
And in the case of my daughter, a natural inclination to argue everything, especially with her mother.
The student author in this sample has a passion for the issue at hand: laptop computers in school.
In this case you can go to a lesser qualified tutor, and give them the work instead.
Start the work as early as you possibly can Starting as early as you can has many benefits such as relieving stress, which most students suffer from.