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8th Grade BYOC - Argument Prompts

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8th Grade Argument Prompts 

 

Prompt 1

You have read [two or more pieces] about [topic].

 

Analyze instances in which the pieces emphasize different information about [the topic]. Write an essay in which you evaluate the arguments and claims in these texts, assess whether the reasoning each author uses is sound, and explain which author you think presents the most persuasive evidence to support the arguments or claims. Use evidence from the articles to support your analysis.

 

 

Prompt 2

You have read [two or more pieces] about [topic].

 

Consider the arguments and claims each author makes then write an essay evaluating those claims. Determine whether the claims are reasonable and supported with valid evidence. Then explain which author presents the most convincing argument about [topic]. Use evidence from the readings in your essay.

 

Prompt 3

You have read primary and secondary source texts on [historical topic].

 

Write an essay in which you use the texts to first write a coherent summary of [the event or topic]. Then note any discrepancies among sources, and evaluate each author’s argument. Determine which author presents the strongest argument. Be sure that your essay includes evidence from the texts to support your position.

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