The development statement(s) are also crucial as they tells a reader which points will be used to support the argument, and also which order they will be presented in.
If some of these points are not listed – or presented in a different order to the one stated – the reader might fail to understand the author’s intent, or even discount the steps used to support the argument.
Main Body: Shows the reader how the writer is supporting the central argument by discussing the points stated in the thesis and development statement(s).
The topic sentence of each paragraph will be related to a point stated in the thesis and development statements.
Writing an Argumentative Science Essay These resources have been designed to help teach students how to write a well-structured argumentative science essay (approximately 1,250 words) over the course of a term.
They will take part in four interactive in-class activity sessions (intended to last 50 – 60 min each) that each focus on a different, critical theme in writing essays, and which are designed to supplement pre-class homework readings and short activities.This main idea should be presented in a topic sentence at the beginning of the paragraph; these topic sentences act as signposts throughout the main body of the essay.The bottom horizontal bar of the ‘ɪ’ represents the summary/conclusion of the essay.Student essays can be written to address any brief.An example is: Identify a current controversy in science that interests you.To stop this confusion arising, various writing and reading conventions have developed over time.One of these conventions is the internal structure of an academic essay. The top horizontal bar represents the thesis, or part of the essay that will comprise a thesis statement and one or more development statements.Here the thesis (main claim) and pieces of supporting evidence (different points that developed the argument) are restated briefly to show the reader why/how everything fits together.No new information should be added to the essay at this point.Table 1: The four topics that will be covered in in-class activity sessions will help students develop their essays over the term.‘PRE’ classes refer to readings and very short activities that must be completed before they come to the in-class sessions.