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A Manual On Composing A 7th Grade Argumentative Essay

Writing an argumentative essay in the 7th grade isn’t an easy task for most students. It’s usually the first time many get to learn about the assignment, and have yet to fully grasp the skills needed to successfully compose one that earns them a good grade. That’s why we’ve developed this simple manual on how to write a great argumentative paper.

Choosing from a list of 7th grade essay topics

It’s quite rare for your teacher to hand out this kind of assignment without providing you with a list of appropriate 7th grade essay topics. But if you are left to your own devices you should always look for a topic you can easily manage, preferably something you already know a little about but can reasonably explore or learn about a bit further.

Creating a writing plan and task schedule

Organizing will play a vital role throughout your academic career, and it will be to your benefit to learn how to effectively create a plan and task schedule before any writing assignment. Make a list of everything you will need to do to complete your assignment, then spread those tasks out over the course of several days, working back from your final due date. This will make the assignment much more manageable.

Gathering supporting evidence from resources

You will be presenting your opinion or argument on a specific issue. And to make your case you will need to find supporting evidence from resources found in your required or recommended readings. The internet can provide you with good background information, but you want to cite resources you find at the library or from your class readings.

Creating an outline and starting the first draft

Map out the structure of your argumentative paper in an outline and refer to it often as you write the first draft. It’s okay if the words don’t come out quite the way you want them to be. There’s no need for perfection at this point. Just get your ideas down as they come to your head.

Revising, editing and proofreading the paper

Finally, spend plenty of time completely revising, editing, and proofreading your argumentative paper. This is probably the first you’ve had to write one and you benefit from checking for ways to improve your argument and writing by checking your work carefully. After you are done, you should have a parent or a friend look at it for a more thorough review.

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