Argument Boxes


Identify/Generate the principle
Time: variable
Argument boxes are often more useful than standard outlines; students can tell at a glance what elements are missing. Students can fill in argument boxes to identify the arguments of other writers (including their classmates), to brainstorm/outline their own upcoming essays, or to reverse outline writing they've already completed. They can also be used in conjunction with argument workshop worksheets, so that students can evaluate what they identify. For an easily printable version of the argument boxes below, click here. For another version of argument boxes in Word format (on this form, students need to add the arrows connecting the boxes), click here.