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Research Workshop: Writing and Presenting the Argumentative Essay

Word choice in an argumentative essay should be
formal and precise.
Evidence to support a claim in an argumentative essay should be part of the
body paragraph
Which revision offers the most improvement in sentence fluency?
College tuition has almost doubled in the last twenty years; however, more than half of all recent college graduates are currently unemployed or in jobs that do not require a college degree.
Which sentence best demonstrates an appropriate style for an argumentative essay?
Increasing taxes would place an unnecessary hardship on the citizens and should be avoided
Which sentence from an argumentative essay about genetically modified foods best states a claim?
Genetically modified foods should not be sold to consumers until proper tests can prove their safety.
Consuming too much sugar over time can lead to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Where would be the most appropriate place in the essay for this sentence?

body paragraph
Which revision exhibits the best word choice for the underlined portion of the sentence?
why is the funding for American public schools so inadequate?
Which revision offers the most improvement in sentence fluency?
Taxpayers have spent millions of dollars on programs to improve education.
Which is the best example of a thesis statement for an argumentative essay about zoos and animal welfare?
Although many people feel that keeping animals captive in zoos is cruel, zoos are necessary for animal conservation and research.
Which piece of evidence, if true, would best support this claim?
Many animals die prematurely in zoos because they are exposed to infectious diseases.
Which piece of evidence, if true, would best support this claim?
Consuming too much sugar over time can lead to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Which of the following parts of an argumentative essay belongs in the introduction?
thesis
Which revision exhibits the best word choice for the underlined portion of the sentence?
a drastic increase in unemployment