Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Justifying an argument

WALT: justify our ideas using conjunctions

Justifying an argument
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?
I think Author B’s reason is much stronger than Author A’s reason because
on Author B’s reason is focused not only to the students but also to their families.

What vocabulary do the authors use that you would like to steal?
I would like to steal the part when Author B said that School Uniforms are
costly and they put a lot of pressure on the student’s caregivers.

What did you like about the paragraphs?
They focused on different topics, they both have strong and complete sentences.

What do you think the authors could improve on?
I think there’s nothing the author’s could improve on because there oppinions are strong
and it make sense.

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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