A useful template for structuring a piece of writing to argue/persuade on any topic. Guides students to make claims with evidence and explanations, plus counterclaims and counterarguments. Includes sentences starters and a reminder of appropriate techniques.
Opening statement or question (Remember this needs to hook your audience. It needs to be dramatic and engaging!):
Introduction (Why should we care about this topic? Tell us what your argument is going to do.):
Most important point (Put your most powerful point last – i.e. build up to it.):
Conclusion (Remind us why this subject is so important!):