Monday, December 7, 2015
Suppose these below are paragraphs (P1, P2, ... etc). The most important paragraphs in your paper are the first two (P1 and P2).
1- the thesis (T) with 3 arguments, (let's call them a, b, c),
2- your counter (CT) with 3 points, (let's call them ¬a, ¬b, ¬c).
So we have:
T (one sentence), followed by reasons (two or three sentences presenting your a, b, c, arguments.
Example of thesis: In this paper I argue against Fast Food.
CT (one sentence) followed with the counter's denying your arguments ¬a, ¬b, ¬c.
Ex of counter thesis: Fast Food advocates disagree.
T a Thesis takes argument a and develops it (Bring outside sources to defend your point and cite them).
C ¬a Counter denies your a and develops it. (Bring outside sources to the counter's defense and cite them in the paragraph)
T b (same as before)
C ¬b (same as before)
T c (this penultimate paragraph you come back to win c and get ready for your conclusion paragraph)
T (Conclusion) "I hope I have shown that ______________________"