AP Lang: Argument Essay Research

Standards

  • ELAGSE11-12RI7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented indifferent media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12W5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12W7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
I can research my chosen topic for my argumentative essay.

Opening Session
Time to choose your topics! I’ll come around and write down what everyone wants to use for their essay topic, and if you’re not sure, I’ll help you pick something.

Work Session
Grab a laptop and start researching your argumentative essay!!

Your goal today is to find three sources online that you can use in your paper and start writing down quotes you can cite in your essay. You should also go ahead and make the Works Cited page while you are doing your research – you can either enter sources in Word (I’ll show you how) or use CitationMachine.net if you are writing in Google Docs.

Your final essay should be at least 750 words and contain at least 3 citations from at least 3 sources. You should avoid any logical fallacies in your argument and use multiple persuasive appeals.

Closing Session
Check in!! I’ll come around and make sure everyone is on track.

Assessment
Formative (essay check in), Summative (essay)

Differentiation
Process (scaffolding, research help), product (varied length)

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