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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