IE3 Writing: Lesson 12
Once again, we had another busy lesson. Just one more week, and you'll be finished your first draft for your persuasion essay.
At the start of our lesson, we had a short activity on a few technical errors to avoid when writing. Remember these points:
Body Paragraph #3:
We then looked at the structure of body paragraph #3. For this paragraph, you need to introduce a counter-argument (=an opinion against your positions) and then argue against it with a rebuttal.
When you introduce your counter-argument, you can use this structure:
a. Opponents to (topic) + believe/claim + argument
b. Supports for (topic) + believe/claim + argument
Opponents to nuclear power believe that it is too dangerous.
Supporters for holding the Tokyo Olympics believe that it will help the economy.
For your concluding paragraph, remember to include these part:
At the end of next week's lesson, we'll have our second quiz. For this quiz, please review the following:
a. how to paraphrase
b. how to write concluding sentences
c. persuasion essay structure
d. in-text citation
1. Blog Comment #9
2. Prepare for quiz #2
3. Bring one copy of your essay to class next week
4. Complete entire first draft
*Write 8-10 sentences.
*Use capitalization, punctuation & spelling correctly.
*Submit by Tuesday, July 6 by 6:00pm
7/2/2015 09:02:36 pm
I had two big challenges to write this essay. First, it was hard to write general sentences to specific sentences, using effective conjunctions. I had lots of things I wanted to write, so it was hard to organize them. However, I learned that using proper conjunctions can make my essay much better. Second, it was very hard to search good sources. When I wrote the outline, I borrowed five books and spent two or three hours searching on the internet. It was a hard work, but I learned that if we make a good outline, it is quite easy to write the rest of the essay.
7/4/2015 11:16:17 am
I had many difficulties when I wrote the persuasion essay, but especially the biggest difficulties are: to summarize what I want to write within the limts and to choose statistics which is appropriate to use in the essay. When I wrote the body paragraphs or introduction, I wrote the information too much because there are a lot of information I should write. But after I learned shared language, I managed to write the essay within the limits of word count. Also, I think that selecting good statistics is not easy. At first when I wrote the outline, I used the data which is disclosed thirty years ago because there are not so much information which is new. But after I think of the new information, there are much information than I had expected. Using new information makes my essay more reliable so I should use new information as much as possible. When I write the next essay, I should keep these points in mind so that I will be able to write better essay.
7/4/2015 02:26:53 pm
The biggest challege writing a persuation essay is the rebuttal. Except the third body paragraph, the way of writing a paragraph was basically the same as the classification essay. For the persuation essay ,we had to argue with the opposite position. Since it is the oppisite opinion, it was difficult to think of what we should write about. Also, gatehering information about the minority was challenging too. Therefore for writing the persuation essay, it was difficult to write the counter argument and the rebuttal of the counter argument.
7/4/2015 09:58:29 pm
My biggest challenges of writing the essay was to force myself to write it. Aside from that being subjective was hard but not as before. Being honest, I got used to it a little. But still I have to think hard to how should I construct. Without a good thought, it is easy to loose tracks
7/5/2015 04:53:16 am
My biggest challenge was to make the outline for the essay. It is because I basically had to plan all the things I would write at the time. Thus, maybe making the outline was the least amount had to write, but was definitely the part that I used my brain the most. Thanks to making it beforehand and the feedback for that, I only need to follow the outline when I wrote the draft. To be honest, without the feedback for the outline, my idea for the essay could have been all over the place.
IE3 W Azusa
7/6/2015 08:30:51 am
There were many hard things in writing this essay. But the hardest thing was to find right informations. My topic is a very new issue in Japan. Thus, there were very few informations and statistics both in Japanese and English.
7/6/2015 12:19:12 pm
My biggest challenge writing this essay was that I chose a really hard topic to write about. I am usually interested in the news and have watched and read about the revision of Article 9. So I thought that it would be a little easy to write a persuasion essay on that topic. But as I kept on writing, I realized that I didn't really know that much about the topic than I thought. Writing the rebuttal was also a challenge for me. This was because I have never written a rebuttal before, and I had a hard time to think of a way to win over the opposite position's opinion.
7/6/2015 12:20:58 pm
What I found most difficult in writing my essay was how to structure my body paragraphs. I often forgot to make a funnel organization and put irrelevant information instead of making a proper sentence. I have to get rid of the habit of losing sight of the whole picture and concentrate on each of my sentences as part of a bigger body.
7/6/2015 12:31:50 pm
The most challenging parts of writing a persuasion essay was placing my ideas in a convincingly "persuasive" manner. While it wasn't extremely difficult, it still was a pain to try and make everything connect smoothly and still make it sound simple and convincing.
7/6/2015 12:33:43 pm
The biggest challenges writing my persuasion essay was that it was difficult to get information about it. I searched for the drinking age in Japan in English so there weren't enough information. So I had to search in Japanese to get statistics but I didn't want to since I was writing my essay in English.
7/6/2015 12:59:35 pm
The biggest problem to me during this essay was the topic choosing. It was very hard for me to find a topic with proof and reasons to approve or disapprove a side of the argument. Another problem I had was to find the counter argument and the rebuttal. For my topic, this was almost impossible to find a concrete rebuttal.
7/6/2015 03:16:00 pm
The biggest challenge I had when writing my persuasion essay was choosing the right information. Especially in my introduction, I have included unnecessary informations and had to cross out many sentences. Also it was hard to find the information itself for many sites were against GM foods.
7/6/2015 03:48:58 pm
My biggest challenge was to make outline. It was harder to make outline for persuasion essay than outline for classification essay. I think it was because I had to pick right informations and organize them more carefully than I did when I wrote classification essay. If I choose unnecessary information or weak information, then my essay wouldn't be strong enough.
7/6/2015 04:23:14 pm
I had some difficulties writing persuasion essay. First is the topic was really hard and complicated. At first, I thought I know about TPP and was a little confident. However, the more I try to write about TPP the more I felt I know nothing at all. It was realy difficult for me to find the information to support my position.
7/6/2015 06:26:33 pm
My biggest challenge writing the persuation essay was writing the rebuttal. It was hard for me to come up with the opinion of different position. Also, it was hard for me to find the counter argument for that opinion. It was hard for me to keep the essay no longer than 800 words too. I cutted out alot of my opinions.
7/6/2015 06:42:58 pm
The hardest part of writing my essay was organising the body paragraphs. I had all the arguments and points ready in my head but when I try to put that in the essay, connecting and organising the whole thing was hard. However, the outline really helped and I was able to put it in the paragraphs.
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