To show both sides of an argument
To show which side of the argument I am on
To show why the other side is wrong
To introduce what my paper will be about
To prove that the opposing side is wrong
To summarize all of my ideas
To provide background information
A scientific magazine or published article
The source was published in 2001.
Debate.org, Wikipedia, or a blog
National Geographic, NASA, TIME, Forbes, WWF
Using I, you, or me (except in the hook)
Using opinions or emotions
Using textual evidence
Stating a counterclaim & rebuttal
Deforestation can be good and bad for the environment.
Deforestation is detrimental to our environment because species are losing their habitats, climate change, and fewer forests.
Does deforestation hurt the environment?
Deforestation is mostly bad for the environment.
Is nuclear energy safe?
Nuclear energy is dangerous.
Nuclear energy should not be used because it's harmful to our health, expensive, and extremely dangerous.
Nuclear energy has pros and cons.