Conquer It

So far, you have analyzed the claims, counterclaims, evidence and reasoning from both sides of the article “Should Congress consider comprehensive climate change laws?” Opens a new window. Now it is time for you to write your argument. Choose a claim from the article and write an argument supporting that claim. Remember to include counterclaims and their strengths and limitations to support your ideas. Refer to the Writing an Argument Checklist before and after your write.

Writing an Argument Checklist

  • Claim(s) is clearly stated in the introduction.
  • Evidence and reasoning are included in the body to support the claim.
  • Counterclaim(s) and their strengths and limitations are included in the body to strengthen the argument.
  • Transition words are used to connect ideas. See Common Transition Words Opens a new window for help.
  • A formal writing style is applied with an objective tone.
  • The conclusion follows from and supports the argument presented.