AIAM Abortion is Murder discussion



www.procon.org

Is Abortion Murder?

Abortion is murder. First, abortion causes psychological problems. Second, abortion may lead to future medical problems for the mother. Last, abortion violates the unborn child’s right to life.

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“I Think We Got A Live One Here!”
30 Points
“I Was Being Lazy And Didn’t Proofread”
20 Points
“Why Didn’t I Use The Template?”
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“My Paper Stinks!”
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Cover Page

1.) Running head & ABBREVIATED TITLE
2.) Page Number – Top Right location
3.)Center:
– Original Title
– First/Last Name
– Institution
4.) Capitalization:
-four or more = YES
-three or less = NO
5.) Title is in the form of a question

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Title

1.) Rewrite the Title from your Cover Page
2.) Sentence 1: You answer your Title’s Question
3.) Four sentences only
4.) Three simple transitions:
– First
– Second or Next
– Third or Last or Finally
5.) Sentence 2, 3, 4: Are your three Topic Sentences

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Body:
“They Say, I Say”

1.) 1 Introducing Standard View/Topic Sentence 1,2,3 – Total 3
2.) 1 Introducing an Ongoing Debate/Topic Sentence 1,2,3 – Total 3
3.) 3 – Using a Quotation/Topic Sentence 1,2,3 – Total 9
4.) 3 – Explaining a Quotation: Topic Sentence 1,2,3 – Total 9
5.) 3 – Establishing Why It Matters: Topic Sentence 1,2,3 – Total 3

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APA:
Citation
– In-Text
– Complete

1.) Uses Signal Phrases:
– According to
2.) Uses author’s last name:
– According to Jones
3.) Uses publication year in parentheses:
– According to Jones (2018)
3.) Uses beginning and end quotation marks:
According to Jones (2018) “Proper citation depends on your preferred or required style manual.”
4.) Uses complete in-text citation:
According to Jones (2018), “Proper citation depends on your preferred or required style manual.” (How to Cite ProCon.org in Bibliographies, para 1)
5.) Uses APA formatting for References page:
ProCon.org. (2016, February 18). Gun Control ProCon.org Retrieved from http://guncontrol.procon.org

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Conclusion

1.) Lead with a They Say, I Say transition: Introducing Standard View
– uses quote from www.procon.org
2.) Relevant to Topic and Topic Sentences
3.) Does not directly restate content from Topic Sentences and Body
4.) Level I – APA format
5.) They Say, I Say transitions – Establishing Why Your Claims Matter (i.e., Why should I care about this argument?)
– uses quotes from www.procon.org

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Quality of Writing

1.) Uses proper Spelling, Punctuation, & Capitalization
2.) Uses Academic Language:
– no slang
– no curse words
– avoids using pronouns
– avoids 1st person voice: “I” and “In my opinion” statements
3.) Grammar: Subject/Verb agreement
4.) Logical & Organized thoughts
5.) Uses at least 10 Transition Words from They Say, I Say

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Sentence Templates + Transitions

Derived from Graff and Birkenstein’s crazy-helpful They Say, I Say

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Remember: the templates below are meant to “be direct with [you] about the key rhetorical moves that [critical thinking] comprises” (Graff & Birkenstein, 2010). Think of them as moves in a video game or a sport–the better we get at the game or sport, the more comfortable we get with knowing when and how to use a move best.

With that said, play around with these, notice how they are used in the writings of others, and determine that you will grow as an arguer this year.

And remember this, too: argument is hard, and hard means we get to grow rapidly if we dare to go all in.

Introducing What an Author Says

  • X acknowledges that _____________.
  • X agrees that _____________.
  • X argues that _____________.
  • X believes that _____________.
  • X denies/does not deny that _____________.
  • X claims that _____________.
  • X complains that _____________.
  • X concedes that _____________.
  • X demonstrates that _____________.
  • X celebrates the fact that _____________.
  • X insists that _____________.
  • X questions whether _____________.
  • X reminds us that _____________.
  • X reports that _____________.
  • X suggests that _____________.

Introducing “Standard Views”

  • Americans today tend to believe that ______________.
  • Common sense seems to say that _________________.
  • It is often said that __________________.
  • Many people assume that ______________.
  • In discussions of __________, one controversial issue has been ____________. On the one hand, ______________ argues __________________. On the other hand, ______________ opposes _____________. Others even believe ______________. My own view is ______________.
  • When it comes to the topic of ________, most of us will readily agree that __________. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of _____________. While some are convinced that _____________, others believe that _____________.

Introducing an Ongoing Debate

Using a Quotation (i.e., Backing up your argument with proof)

  • X states, “_______” ( ).
    • Example: Standage states, “Some [drinks] have served to highlight the power and status of the elite” (2).
  • According to X, “____” ( ).
  • X himself writes, “_______” ( ).
  • In his book, ______________, X maintains that “________” ( ).
  • Writing in the magazine ________, X complains that “____________” ( ).
  • X agrees when she writes, “_____” ( ).

Explaining a Quotation (i.e., Showing that you understand what the quote says)

  • Basically, X is saying _______.
  • In other words, X believes ____________.
  • In making this comment, X urges us to ________.
  • X’s point is that _________.
  • The essence of X’s argument is that _____________.

Naming Your Naysayers or Opponents (i.e., Introducing your rebuttal)

  • Here many ____________ would probably object that _______.
  • Of course, ____________s would certainly take issue with the argument that ________.
  • ___________s, of course, may want to question whether ______________.
  • Nevertheless, critics of _________ will probably argue that ______________.
  • Although not all _____________s think alike, some of them will probably dispute my claim that ______________.

Making a Concession (i.e., They have a point, BUT…)

  • Admittedly, ___________.
  • Proponents of X are right to argue that ______________. But they are exaggerating when they claim that _____________.
    • Proponents of complex texts are right to argue that reading such material is essential for post-secondary success. But they are exaggerating when they claim that Standage’s book is the only possible complex text for world history students to read.
  • While it is true that __________, it does not necessary follow that _____________.
  • On the one hand, X is right to say ________________. On the other hand, it is still true that _________________.

Disagreeing, with Reasons (i.e., They are just wrong)

  • X is mistaken because she overlooks ______________.
  • X’s claim that ____________ rests upon the questionable assumption that __________________.
  • X can’t have it both ways. On the one hand, she argues ___________________. On the other hand, she also says ____________________.
  • By focusing on _______________, X overlooks the deeper problem of ________________.
  • X matters because _____________________.
    • High school matters because it either opens or closes doors into the rest of my life.
  • Although X may seem trivial, it is in fact crucial in terms of today’s concern over _________________.
    • Although doing homework may seem trivial, it is in fact crucial in terms of succeeding in high school and developing my brain.
  • Ultimately, what is at stake here is ________________________.
    • Ultimately, what is at stake here is my lifelong flourishing; being lazy now means being unhappy for decades.
  • Although X may seem of concern to only a small group of _________________, it should in fact concern anyone who cares about ________________.
    • Although high school may seem of concern to only a small group of nerdy students, it should in fact concern anyone who cares about having an enjoyable life.

Establishing Why Your Claims Matter (i.e., Why should I care about this argument?)

*This is great clincher material*

Transitions

For ADDING IDEAS:

also another in fact equally important moreover
furthermore additionally indeed in addition

For MAKING A CONTRAST:

however nevertheless although conversely
on the contrary notwithstanding even though all the same

on the other hand by contrast nonetheless

For COMPARING:

likewise equally along the same lines
similarly in comparison in the same way

For CITING AN EXAMPLE:

for example in other words in fact
for instance specifically after all
as an illustration consider

For SHOWING RESULTS:

accordingly hence consequently
as a result thus therefore

For REINFORCING AN IDEA:

especially important above all most noteworthy
especially relevant a significant factor most of all

For ELABORATING (expanding upon a point):

actually by extension to put it another way
to put it bluntly in short to put it succinctly
in other words ultimately basically

For CONCEDING A POINT:

admittedly of course although it is true that
naturally granted to be sure

For CONCLUDING:

clearly hence consequently
obviously therefore thus
in short all in all