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Argumentative essay taking stand on a debatable issue and doing research for it.
Characteristics of an intro - concise and clear - established your credibility by showing you are knowledgeable and fair minded - introduction both sides of the debate
Thesis appears in the opening paragraph of your finished essay
Characteristics of a thesis - The answer to a question you have posed - The resolution of a problem you have identified - A statement that takes a position on a debatable topic
Writing the introduction the opening paragraph with a few sentences that engage the reader and establish your purpose for writing and then to state your main points.
The I.C. -1. The source is introduced by signal phrase that names its author.-2. The material being cited is following by page number in parenthesiS o Ex) (Bowers 18)
Parenthetical references (Bowers 18)
Passive voice you can add by zombies at the end of it. It is also indirect
Active voice The subject preforms the action
Parallel structures are frequently used within sentences to underscore the similarity of ideas they also may be used to bind together a series of sentences expressing similar information.
Created by: Lauren Bowers