“Rebuttal Argument.” READ in your textbook pages 17 – 67.

Essay 1 (Rebuttal)

Assignment

  Task: Submit to complete this assignment

 

Using any 3 sentence templates, write a REBUTTAL ARGUMENT to  Jonathan Swift’s essay “A Modest Proposal.”  You will find the sentence templates here.  

 

Read the story here:   http://www.mercerislandschools.org/cms/lib3/WA01001855/Centricity/Domain/640/A%20Modest%20Proposal%20full%20text.pdf

 

 SENTENCE TEMPLATES

 

     Use at least 3 of the following 8 sentence templates. If possible, highlight these sentence starters in your essay :

 

(Insert author’s name here)……..asserts that……….

One expert on this issue is ………., who says this: ……….

I agree with/ disagree with (insert author’s name) when he says………….because……….

Though I concede………, I must insist that ……………….

Some readers may challenge my view by asserting that……….My response is this: ………

This issue is important because…………….

I agree with………….  and will make the additional point that….

The future of this issue is this: ………….

You will not find a chapter in your textbook titled  “Rebuttal Argument.”  READ in your textbook pages 17 – 67.      These pages will help you understand the conditions of presenting an academic argument.   For your essay #1, your opponent is Swift’s narrator, who uses appeals to logos, ethos, and pathos to make a proposal argument.  Reading pages 17- 67 will help you understand these strategies of appealing to logos, ethos, and pathos.      Use counterclaims to show that your REBUTTAL is more convincing that the argument put forth by Jonathan Swift’s narrator.  Counterclaims can be in the form of refutations and counterarguments.   A refutation shows that the opposing claim is wrong.