reading persuasive letter
posted by loli on .
how to find the call of action, claims,counterargument, rebuttal to the counterargument.
like words that will help me find it
Usually, these are found at the beginning and at the end of whatever you're reading.
Ask yourself this: Overall, what is this author trying to persuade me to do or to agree with him/her about?
what are some examples or clues to show me each of them
What are you reading?
Have you read it?
Did you ask yourself the question I gave you above?
i'm reading a letter from school on how the principle in my school should consider adding newspaper as a class elective. yes i read it, and yes but i'm still confused on what i should write about
(I think you mean the principal, not the "principle"!)
Without reading the whole thing, I can't help. If you want to post it here, please do so.
sorry i wrote it wrong, ok its a bit long
Dear Ms. Logan:
as you know, the mission of Parkdale High School is "to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and values they need to become productive and honorable students and life-long learners in our technological, global society. We will help our students accomplish this by creating a nurturing environment that challenges students academically." This monumental task is accomplished through core classes such as English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. However, our elective classes(fine arts, FACS, and PE) are just as instrumental in providing rigor to students. An elective i believe that would support the mission of Parkdale is Newspaper. I am writing on behalf of students at Parkdale High School to ask that you reconsider Newspaper as a future class elective.
Our mission aims to help students develop tools for life. Newspaper as an elective class would accomplish this. Students who write for the Valle Verde Voice say that since joining their school newspaper class, they see gains in "both their oral and written communication." students cycle through the writing process dozen of times to improve articles and through conducting interviews improve their interpersonal skills with adults and student alike. they would compete for jobs as editors, reporters and designers cultivating their leadership skills as they will be responsible for staff. As you know we recently segued to an E-newspaper platform to reduce costs. Through this new format, students would acquire meaningful exposure to website building using html codes, design aesthetic and layout in real time. Moreover, Newspaper is a class where students can express their creativity. With students expressionism come risk and one of your concerns may be that students may over-exercise creative licence. Kansas High School newspaper staff wrote on an article suggesting that it would be "moral to execute gay students." Although i believe in the Constitution and our rights to free speech, i can assure you that our newspaper would address topics with both candor and tact
" the core" is a place where students would discuss ethics and values as it pertains to adolescents issues from both subjective and objective point of view with the goal of fostering a dialogue among the Parkdale Community.
there still more i'm writing now.
OK, I'll wait. Let me know when it's all posted.
in the face of the hefty budget cuts you are probably wondering why i would choose this time to advocate for the offering of yet another elective class. the possibly of Parkdale losing staff members is a real one and we are already stretched too thinly as it is. i honestly think that NOW is the time to get this class started. NOW is the time because as you reflect on your first year as our school leader, i want you to consider why school spirit and pride is so low despite efforts to change the culture. The infamous phrase "Parkdale sucks!" has resonated in the hallways since i began employment with Prince George's County Public Schools in 2002. the core can highlight and house the goodness at PHS via the e-newspaper. Not only would it benefit the school at large, but the students who participate would feel an integral part of the community through their positive contributions. the national dropout prevention center/network at clemson university cited educate technology and active learnings as methods to link students to school. newspaper would address students various learning styles, levels and interest through the use of digital & video cameras, scanners, computer software, project management and Microsoft word . they would also learn vital problem- solving strategies which support what Jennifer Dorman, Staff Development Facilitator, says about the profile of a 21st century learner. Additionally, having newspaper as an elective class will support students who have an interest in pursuing print journalism, photography, and web designing. Allie Wright, a college student who writes for the Daily Iowan, says her participation in newspaper had led to "great connections" and opened the door of "opportunity."
as an after school activity, we have had a hard time getting off the ground. Students have varying commitment levels as they are juggling school work, clubs/sports, social lives, and other outside interest.
OK, now ... are you reading this or are you writing this?
And you're supposed to identify the different parts of the argument/persuasive essay that you named in your first post?
i believe these obstacles would be lessened if this elective was offered and subsequently tied to a grade and Carnegie units. at laurel high school, veteran teacher robert giuliani spends the first quarter of the school year teaching students how to write articles while the rest of the school year is spent publishing a printed paper once a month. laurel's paper is impressive as they have secured funding sources and produce a 20 page colored spread. guilani credits his success to transitioning from after school activity to elective classes.
i'm still not done
much research has been done recently on how newspaper are becoming obsolete. the techdirt website questions whether or not it is worth it for high school to even publish newspapers since individual students can put up their own content at will on blogs, websites, and facebook pages. i disagree. all printed papers(at all levels albeit college or nationally syndicated) have now transitioned to e-newspaper formats to meet their clientele where they are on the web. we have half the battle done with our new online format. we now need the committed students tied to an elective class to win it.
IB Senior and current editor of the core says
"believe it or not, the current events that we as a society and as a school are experiencing today will be considered landmark, vital experiences for tomorrow. by having newspaper as an elective for next year, our students will experience being the messengers of history for our future. students will be allowed the opportunity to nature their writing skills and be allowed to flourish creativity will increasing their global outlook and understanding of the world, as well as becoming more involved in their school and communities. allowing students to choose newspaper as an extra elective will give them just another opportunity to shine."
i agree with her. on a personal note, i can recall my experiences as an editor of my high school newspaper and the opportunity i received from my work to intership at WHUR learning both print and radio journalism as its conducted at the collegiate level. Despite, my pursuit of English and secondary education, the experiences were priceless. wouldn't we want our students to partake of this as well? if we have room fro Drama, SGA, and Yearbook, then surely we can find room for Newspaper as well. Finally, i would like to thank you for your time and indulgence as you consider my suggestion.
now i'm done
now the question i have to answer is
to identify the argument, call of action, claims, submitted to support each of the claims, counterargument, and the rebuttal to the argument.
can you review this tomorrow i have to go so i'll be back tomorrow
These things are pretty much in sequential order through the article. There are no magic or "signal" words that indicate each element. Let me know which sentences in what you've posted fit each of these categories:
~ to identify the argument, call to action = is at the beginning (name the action the writer wants the school principal to take)
~ claims, = reasons why this is a good idea
~ support for each of the claims, = supporting details that support each claim
~ counterargument = the opposing view; why others may believe the principal should NOT take this action
~ the rebuttal to the argument = restating the original claim and giving reasons why the counterargument is wrong.
The argument, the call to action: "An elective i believe that would support the mission of Parkdale is Newspaper. I am writing on behalf of students at Parkdale High School to ask that you reconsider Newspaper as a future class elective."
The claims -- you'll need to identify each major supporting idea that the writer has used to convince the principal that having Newspaper as an elective is a good idea.
Support -- you have to identify the claims before you can identify their supporting details.
Counterargument -- "much research has been done recently on how newspaper are becoming obsolete. the techdirt website questions whether or not it is worth it for high school to even publish newspapers since individual students can put up their own content at will on blogs, websites, and facebook pages."
Rebuttal -- major points made after "I disagree."
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@ sue i have no idea what i just read
for the claims i would say "our mission aims to help students develop tools in life." "they see gains in"both their oral and written communication."
so the rebuttal is "all printed papers(at all levels albeit college or nationally syndicated) have now transitioned to e-newspaper formats to meet their clientele where they are on the web. we have half the battle done with our new online format. we now need the committed students tied to an elective class to win it."