Week 13 Agenda

ENGL230 Week 13



POWRPOINT: Audience Awareness


(from University of N. Carolina Writing Center)

1. Arguments

2. Evidence

3. Reading to Write

Bonus Point Opportunity


Building Arguments

If you want to reduce the basic structure to creating an argument, you could reduce it to this structure:

Topic Sentence

Statement / Claim

Evidence / Example

(Citation of Evidence, whether summarized or quoted)

Explanation / Transition

From this basic structure you can set up, integrate research information, and explain it, connecting it back to your thesis statement.

I did an example here, color coded to match structure above:


This process allows you to BUILD around information you are using to support your thesis (argument) while making sure it is crystal clear to your audience and at the same time extending the length of your


I have below here a grouping of beginning arguments done by former students. They are not perfect but they can allow you some window/insight into the process.

Sample Arguments

Week 13 Agenda

ENGL230 Week 12

LINK to Assignment 4: The Research Paper

Here is the schedule of events. I will have bonus points sign in sheets for those who come and attend sessions.

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Week 11 Agenda

ENGL230 Week 11