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					                                                Aerobics	
  Argumentative	
  Essay	
  #2	
  	
                                        	
  
	
               	
          	
  
Topic	
  -­‐-­‐-­‐	
  Gatorade	
  is	
  the	
  best	
  beverage	
  for	
  you	
  to	
  drink	
  before,	
  during	
  and	
  after	
  exercising?	
  
Steps:	
  
1.	
  	
  Read	
  the	
  Argumentative	
  Essay	
  Support	
  and	
  Essential	
  Guide	
  to	
  Argumentation	
  pages	
  to	
  
understand	
  what	
  is	
  expected	
  in	
  an	
  argumentative	
  essay.	
  
	
  
2.	
  Research	
  the	
  facts	
  (find	
  scientifically	
  proven	
  facts	
  –	
  not	
  promotional	
  advertisement	
  tricks)	
  on	
  
Gatorade	
  and	
  exercising	
  using	
  the	
  Internet	
  (Bing	
  or	
  Google	
  search	
  sites.)	
  You	
  may	
  refute	
  that	
  
Gatorade	
  is	
  not	
  the	
  best	
  and	
  claim	
  that	
  water	
  is	
  better	
  with	
  scientific	
  supported	
  evidence.	
  Be	
  careful	
  
of	
  FALSE	
  ADVERTISING	
  or	
  FACTS	
  that	
  support	
  selling	
  a	
  product!!	
  
	
  
3.	
  Map	
  out	
  (outline)	
  the	
  facts	
  you	
  agree	
  or	
  disagree	
  with	
  as	
  you	
  research.	
  (Take	
  notes)	
  
	
  
4.	
  Take	
  a	
  position	
  to	
  either	
  support	
  the	
  topic	
  statement	
  or	
  refute	
  it,	
  by	
  proving	
  with	
  evidence	
  that	
  it	
  
is	
  not	
  the	
  best	
  and	
  which	
  beverage	
  is	
  better	
  for	
  all	
  or	
  part	
  of	
  the	
  argument.	
  
	
  
5.	
  Write	
  your	
  paper	
  using	
  the	
  guidelines	
  below.	
  	
  Use	
  the	
  argumentative	
  support	
  and	
  guide	
  
information	
  sheets	
  on	
  to	
  assist	
  you	
  in	
  correctly	
  writing	
  your	
  essay.	
  	
  When	
  the	
  reader	
  finishes	
  your	
  
essay,	
  he	
  or	
  she	
  should	
  be	
  convinced	
  that	
  you	
  bring	
  up	
  a	
  good	
  argument	
  with	
  valid	
  points	
  even	
  if	
  he	
  
or	
  she	
  disagrees	
  with	
  your	
  position	
  or	
  viewpoint.	
  
	
  
Grading	
  Guidelines:	
  
1.	
  Write	
  an	
  introductory	
  paragraph	
  that	
  grabs	
  a	
  readers’	
  attention	
  and	
  clearly	
  states	
  your	
  
position	
  with	
  a	
  thesis	
  sentence.	
  	
  Don’t	
  start	
  defending	
  your	
  position	
  in	
  this	
  paragraph.	
  
	
  
2.	
  Write	
  at	
  least	
  two	
  body	
  paragraphs,	
  completely	
  support	
  your	
  position	
  with	
  evidence	
  (use	
  
Argumentative	
  Essay	
  Support	
  examples	
  and	
  Essential	
  Guide	
  to	
  Argumentation	
  to	
  assist	
  you	
  in	
  
understanding	
  how	
  to	
  write	
  this	
  type	
  of	
  essay)	
  Don’t	
  just	
  give	
  facts;	
  explain	
  your	
  thoughts	
  and	
  
viewpoint	
  while	
  using	
  the	
  facts	
  for	
  support.	
  
	
  
3.	
  	
  Write	
  a	
  concluding	
  paragraph	
  that	
  clearly	
  summarizes	
  your	
  position	
  and	
  overall	
  essay.	
  	
  New	
  
information	
  should	
  NOT	
  be	
  in	
  a	
  concluding	
  paragraph.	
  	
  
	
  
4.	
  Use	
  correct	
  grammar	
  and	
  transitional	
  words	
  used	
  to	
  connect	
  thought	
  within	
  a	
  paragraph	
  and	
  
connect	
  paragraphs	
  to	
  the	
  thesis	
  (Google	
  transitional	
  words	
  for	
  essays	
  for	
  help	
  in	
  using	
  the	
  correct	
  
transitions)	
  
	
  
5.	
  	
  An	
  argumentative	
  essay	
  should	
  be	
  written	
  in	
  first	
  person	
  where	
  you	
  EXPLAIN	
  your	
  position	
  
(view	
  point	
  of	
  the	
  argument)	
  and	
  in	
  your	
  own	
  words.	
  	
  No	
  plagiarism.	
  	
  
	
  
Format	
  Guidelines:	
  	
  
1.	
  Typed	
  using	
  12pt	
  -­‐-­‐	
  Times	
  New	
  Roman	
  or	
  Script	
  MT	
  Bold	
  font	
  -­‐-­‐	
  a	
  minimum	
  of	
  1	
  page	
  in	
  length	
  -­‐-­‐	
  
single-­‐spaced	
  -­‐-­‐	
  1	
  inch	
  margins.	
  
2.	
  Using	
  the	
  Header	
  link	
  in	
  Word—include	
  your	
  name	
  (Georgia	
  Smith),	
  Course	
  with	
  period	
  (Aerobics	
  
3A),	
  	
  &	
  date	
  (December	
  1,	
  2011)	
  single-­‐spaced	
  at	
  top	
  right	
  of	
  the	
  paper.	
  	
  	
  
3.	
  The	
  title	
  of	
  the	
  essay	
  should	
  be	
  centered.	
  Use	
  the	
  topic	
  above	
  or	
  create	
  your	
  own	
  title.	
  
	
  
You	
  must	
  use	
  this	
  computer	
  class	
  time	
  wisely	
  and	
  show	
  work	
  completed	
  at	
  the	
  end	
  of	
  class	
  for	
  a	
  daily	
  
participation	
  grade.	
  (Show	
  research	
  notes	
  &	
  essay	
  progress)	
  
	
  
Final	
  Copy	
  Due:	
  on	
  Tuesday,	
  December	
  6	
  for	
  B-­Day	
  classes	
  and	
  Wednesday,	
  December	
  7	
  for	
  A-­
Day	
  classes.	
  

				
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