IE3 Writing: Lesson 12
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a good vacation. We just have three more lessons, and then we'll be finished our course.
Body Paragraph #3:
In today's lesson, we learned about the structure of body paragraph #3. For this paragraph, you need to introduce a counter-argument (=an opinion against your position) 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:
1. Complete first draft.
3. Complete Conference Preparation worksheet
4. Blog Comment #9
5. Bring two copies of your essay to class
We will be in Room 217 (PC room) on January 13 and January 20. Remember to bring a USB with your draft on it.
Blog Question #9:
*Write 8-10 sentences.
*Use capitalization, punctuation & spelling correctly.
*Submit by Tuesday, January 12 by 6:00pm
1/6/2016 04:06:43 am
I thought persuasion paragraph was challenging even though I got used to it.
1/7/2016 05:00:39 am
The biggest challenge was to write counter-arguments and rebuttal. This is because I have never written these before, so I had trouble in writing it. Especially, I had a hard time with hitting upon counter-arguments because it is opposite to my opinion. Also, it took much time to look for quotations that support my opinion. I felt it was easier to write the second essay because I used to write it before many times. It took less time to write second essay than first essay because I did not need to search for information about topic. I had already had my own opinion about the topic of second essay, so I felt it was easier. It was interesting to constitute my opinion.
1/8/2016 08:02:34 pm
The biggest challenge I had was that writing supporting sentence. Since I tend to write something too general or unreasonable, I tried to think about carefully what I had written previous paragraph and connect with each paragraph. This was really hard for me, but I gradually wrote better sentences by trying to consider again and again.
1/9/2016 06:12:18 am
My biggest challenges writing a persuasion essay were two. One was thinking of ideas with persuasiveness. Although I had strong opinion about the topic, it was difficult for me to verbalize thinking in my brain. The other one was finding evidences enough to support my ideas. There were not so many evidences or details such as expert opinion, fact, analysis, statistic and description which support my position, so I had trouble in organizing them.
1/10/2016 12:18:16 am
Choosing my topic was so hard since i need to pic something controversial. My topic was really dfficult. I regret a lot when I started to write an introduction but I believe it was great opportunity to improve my writing skill. Aside from that, I had so much difficulties during I was searching every details which can help my opinion. I could not write "I think" was the also challenging for me to persuade someone. I suppose previous essay was much easier for me to do. At least, I knew the structure of essay and how to write an essay was helpfull.
1/10/2016 04:34:40 pm
There were two biggest challenges.
1/10/2016 06:59:55 pm
The biggest challenge were wrting counter argument and rebuttle. This is because I think this part should be the most persuasive in the essay. It was difficult to write rebuttle to persuade even the other side. However, writing counter argument and rebuttle is also exciting because it's like debate. I think it is easier to write second essay than to write first essay because I got used to writing. I think I could write more organized essay than before. Thanks a lot.
1/10/2016 07:13:37 pm
I had a hard time choosing good supporting ideas to pursueade my readers. Since my topic had a lot of aspects to consider such as the cost, human right, safety, and inefectiveness, I had to choose what to write carefully. In addition, this time, I needed to prepare 2 details for each supporting ideas, it took much time to find good sources.
1/11/2016 01:29:51 am
The difficult part in persuasion essay is body paragraph 3. I had to think of counter argument and rebuttal at the same time. I had to come up with a sting counter argument and then try to counter it again. It's a little hard.
1/11/2016 06:24:23 am
For me, writing body paragraph 3 was most challenging. It's because that i had to find a strong reason against my topic that everyone can be pursuaded by. I think most people who don't smoke agree with my opinion. So writing my opinions for my topic was not so difficult, but writing against it was difficult.
1/11/2016 06:16:15 pm
There were two biggest challenges writing a persuasion essay. The first one was finding enough supports. Since there are few people who are Pro GM foods, it was hard to find supports. The second one was writing counter argument. Because I have to write two positions in one paragraph, it was not easy for me to write this part.
1/11/2016 08:36:29 pm
The most challenging part for me when writing the persuasion essay was to stay on topic. It was difficult for me to write specifically about the reasons about weather to legalize casinos or not. Also the research was quite difficult and I had problems finding the information I needed the most. That may also be the reason why staying on topic was hard for me.
1/11/2016 11:36:30 pm
1. For me, collecting a lot of information about nuclear energy was the one of the biggest challenges. I thought that I could easily write my essay because I lived in Tohoku when the accident happened. However, there was only similar information of nuclear power on the Internet, so I had to search using several keywords. I had one more of the biggest challenges of writing. It was to summarize easily to understand. This is because almost every website use too difficult words and I didn't know how to replace those words to another. However, I gradually learned it and felt that my English skills improved a little.
1/11/2016 11:57:41 pm
It was a big challenge for me to write counter-argument and rebuttal. As I had never written such a formal essay, it was really difficult to think about the structures of three body paragraphs. Every week, I spent much time writing the essay, and through that time, I had to think carefully about what the readers will expect the essay will develop in the next part. Also, another thing tormented me. The topic seemed to be a little difficult. I learned that choosing the topic is the most important task when writing an essay.
1/12/2016 12:22:26 am
The biggest challenge in my essay was persuasion paragraph. This is because I had never written such paragraph. To write good persuasion paragraph, I read sample essay many times. Another challenge was search and choose resources. There were many informations. so, I was unable to make a decision.
1/12/2016 12:28:28 am
Coming up with a good reason to persuade was very difficult for me. I thought I had a good reason. But after having them checked, I learned there were not that logical. I was for my topic. But the reason against it were much more logical. That was very challenging for me.
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