Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Justifying an argument

Justifying an argument
WALT: justify our ideas using conjunctions

Check out the two paragraphs and then answer the questions below

Author A:
I strongly believe that students need school uniforms. Students need school
uniforms because they show people what school they go to. All of the students look tidy
because they are in the same school and its like free advertising because when people see
the uniform they think of the school. So yeah, school uniforms are good.

Author B:
I firmly believe that school uniforms should be banned. School uniforms are
costly and they put a lot of pressure on the student’s caregivers. Children need
new school uniforms every time they grow and change schools. With some items
of clothing costing a hundred dollars or more, the cost involved in buying a new
school uniform is huge! It is particularly difficult for families with two or more
students, as it is hard enough to feed a large family let alone buy an expensive
school uniform every year for each child. School uniforms should be banned
for the benefit of parents everywhere!

Which argument do you think is stronger? Author B has more information of uniforms.

What vocabulary do the authors use that you would like to steal? Particularly,difficult,advertising.

What did you like about the paragraphs? I like that student need uniforms so they look the same.

What do you think the authors could improve on? More information and words

Highlight the signposts (topic sentences) the authors use in purple.

Highlight the conjunctions or connecting words (for, because, and, but…) that
the authors use in blue.

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