What's in a good lead? Why are they so vital to your overall writing? Read this quick "how-to" for writing leads and get started today!
Columbia University's Tips for Writing Leads
Once you've read the above tips, practice with your own writing. Share your lead for AoW13 or LDC 4.
When I was a student I didn't know how to argue. Sure, I could argue with my friends, parents, or even a boyfriend (or two), but the art of argumentation was never logically discussed at school. Actually, I really didn't even learn how to write well until college. Now there's a story for you. Imagine my first paper in freshman English, text barely visible through about a million ballpoint-pen, red marks . . . talk about a rude awakening!
Anyway, since I've watched you struggle through argumentation, I feel obligated to share a little bit of COLLEGE-LEVEL information to help you do this messy work. Check out The University of Pittsburgh's Argumentation Site. Here you'll find how-to's for just about any part of the argumentation process. After you've visited this site, please respond to the following challenge question:
How does this site help you with understanding WHY we need to learn to argue?
As always, I anxiously await your replies!
Over the last several weeks we've focused on argumentative writing. We have learned the proper way to argue a topic and practiced it through collegial discussion and writing assignments. Now, it's your turn to blog about it.
A. Analyze the key elements of argumentation.
B. Argue one of the following topics:
1. Are cell phones dangerous?
2. Does age matter in relationships?
3. Are we too dependent on computers?
Kimberly Barrett, NBCT, Bachelor of Arts of English, Murray State University, 1996, Master's Degree in English, MSU, 2004
Blessed to teach since 1996, I spend my days doing exactly what I've always wanted to do . . . TEACH. I'm married to the sweetest man alive, Tim, and we have two beautiful babies, Marlee Rose and Beau Wilson.