Objective: Prepare a draft argument essay bringing all of your reasons together to support your thesis.

Background: It’s time to go from a thesis, supporting reasons and evidence to an essay!

Crucial Hints: Before you write, be sure to get our Essaysaurus ready to help you when you write the introduction, conclusion and body paragraphs.

  • At this level essays need to talk about the “other side”. (Maybe not in its own little paragraph. Maybe all the way through).
  • Introduce, cite and explain your evidence smoothly — check examples!
  • Say where you got your evidence (never just saying “Newsela” — give us the original source).