Category Archives: Writing tools (non-fiction)
Consider these examples of early paragraphs in proposal essays.
With the reading for today in mind, do the following. State your tentative thesis. Notice, from 364, “Come up with a tentative thesis that identifies the problem and proposes a solution. Use this statement to guide you as you write.” … Continue reading
Your text book includes an example of our first assignment. Here is a PDF.
From The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing, consider these strategies for responding to objections and counterarguments.
Consider exploring the Writing Commons website. It’s full of interesting ideas.
“Skeptics May Object” is a chapter from Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein’s They Say I Say. I recommend it for students writing arguments in my classes.