Name: _________________________ Essay Topic: _______________________

 

Argument Outline: 5 Paragraph Model

 

I Thesis Statement: Your position on the topic must be clearly debatable: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

THREE GENERAL POINTS TO PROVE POSITION

a. Supporting point #1 to be discussed in essay: ___________________________

b. Supporting point #2 to be discussed in essay: ___________________________

c. Supporting point #3 to be discussed in essay: ___________________________

II A #1 Topic of Paragraph (focus on supporting point #1 from intro): ______________________________________________________________________

1. Supporting Point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example:

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Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

What are the counter arguments to acknowledge?

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2. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example:

___________________________________________________________

Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

What are the counter arguments to acknowledge?

 

3. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example:

___________________________________________________________

Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

What are the counter arguments to acknowledge?

___________________________________________________________

 

III B #2 Topic of Paragraph (focus on supporting point #2 from intro): ______________________________________________________________________

1. Supporting Point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example:

___________________________________________________________

Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

What are the counter arguments to acknowledge?

___________________________________________________________

 

2. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example:

___________________________________________________________

Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

What are the counter arguments to acknowledge?

 

 

3. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example:

___________________________________________________________

Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

What are the counter arguments to acknowledge?

___________________________________________________________

 

IV C #3 Topic of Paragraph (focus on supporting point #3 from intro): ______________________________________________________________________

1. Supporting Point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example:

___________________________________________________________

Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

What are the counter arguments to acknowledge?

___________________________________________________________

 

2. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example:

___________________________________________________________

Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

What are the counter arguments to acknowledge?

 

 

3. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example:

___________________________________________________________

Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

What are the counter arguments to acknowledge?

___________________________________________________________

 

 

V Conclusion: I proved my position! (Summary Statement): ________________________________________________________________________