Minimum words: 500
Minimum links or evidence: 3
Note: This blog entry is worth more than the traditional 25 point blog entry. You will be evaluated by more than one person, including members of the Journalism 2 class at Buffalo High School.
For the past few weeks, we've been talking about Claim, Evidence, and Warrant as a way of presenting an argument. If you're totally baffled by this, check out this helpful site that will walk you through it. Also, this page may be even more helpful with examples.
We're pretty awesome at creating arguable claims, and we're starting to get great at Evidence. Warrant is giving us a headache.
Warrant is the "So what?" It explains why your evidence is important and how your evidence connects to your claim. It makes a claim convincing.
Your task? It's easy.
Choose a topic. It could be the same as your Satire topic, something that can help you with your nonfiction project, or just something you're interested in. Then, you get to engage it with informational writing using Claim - Evidence - Warrant.
- Make an arguable claim that you actually believe.
- Provide valid evidence for your claim from authoritative sources and link to that evidence.
- Provide warrant.
- Anticipate a counter-claim and briefly argue against it, explaining how your argument is better through evidence and warrant.
Your writing should be polished and your evidence should be sound. You should put emphasis on proofreading your entry and work toward having a clear and audience-friendly final draft.
Need help? Try it first!