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Argument Paper: Home

Learning Targets

 I can locate information using the database SIRS relevant to the assignment.

 I can include a lead that introduces the topic or issue and captures my readers’ interest.

I can include a clear thesis or claim statement that expresses my opinion.

 I can identify evidence that supports my claim statement.

I can organize my notes to write an outline to support my claim statement.

I can include responses to readers’ concerns and counter-arguments.

 I can cite evidence that is logically organized so that it supports my opinion.

 I can write an argument paper to support my conclusion.


SIRS Researcher


Home Passwords


Argument Paper

  1. You need to find at least four articles (two in support of your claim and two counter argument).
  2. After you have found the articles that you will use for your project, you must download the articles to your Google Drive  so that they  can be easily accessed.
  3. Copy and paste the MLA citation from the bottom of the page on the SIRS article or from the citation link at the top of the article.
  4. For in-text citations refer to the handout.

Hanging Indent

Works Cited Example

8th Grade MLA Template

Google Drive