Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Types of Argument Writing

Claims of Cause and Effect

Claims of Definition or Fact
Claims About Values
Claims About Policies
One person or thing causes something else to occur

Friar Laurence is responsible for  Romeo’s and Juliet’s deaths.

How a thing is defined or if something is an established fact

Romeo is more capable of falling in “like” than following in “love.”

How something is valued by society

Romeo has little or no respect for family customs and traditions.
For or against a certain policy

The Capulets have their daughter’s well-being in mind when they make arrangements for her to marry Paris.

from Argument Writing Across Content Areas 2011