Argument Research and Writing

  • 1. Title: America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

    Directions: Take your time surfing the charts. This should take at least 10 minutes. Select one chart that you found particularly interesting. Study that chart and answer the following:
    1. What does the chart say?
    2. What does the chart NOT say?
    3. Who/What is the source?
    4. Who is the intended audience?
    5. What is the big idea that emerged from looking closely at this chart?
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    2. Title:  ProCon - Gun Control

    Directions: Read the page and fill in the Pros/Cons organizer with notes to track your thinking. You will then star * one argument in favor of gun control AND one argument against gun control. For EACH of the starred arguments, list:
    1. Reasons that support the argument
    2. Counterarguments the other side would give
    3. List possible rebuttals to the argument.
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