Here the thesis (main claim) and pieces of supporting evidence (different points that developed the argument) are restated briefly to show the reader why/how everything fits together.
No new information should be added to the essay at this point.
State your opinion, and present the evidence that justifies your position.
The four in-class activity sessions will help students develop their essays (see Table 1).
The development statement(s) are also crucial as they tells a reader which points will be used to support the argument, and also which order they will be presented in.
If some of these points are not listed – or presented in a different order to the one stated – the reader might fail to understand the author’s intent, or even discount the steps used to support the argument.You must include the subject you will discuss and the points that you will make about that subject in the order in which you will write about them.The value of development statements These list the different reasons (which will be accompanied with evidence) that the writer is going to use to support his/her claim.The Fundamental Components of a Good Essay Structure A good essay requires a good structure; it needs to be clear and concise, and it needs to integrate ‘signposts’ throughout so that a reader is able to follow the logical argument that the author is making.There is no room for an author’s thoughts to wander away from the purpose of the essay, because such misdirection will lead to the reader becoming confused.Writing an Argumentative Science Essay These resources have been designed to help teach students how to write a well-structured argumentative science essay (approximately 1,250 words) over the course of a term.They will take part in four interactive in-class activity sessions (intended to last 50 – 60 min each) that each focus on a different, critical theme in writing essays, and which are designed to supplement pre-class homework readings and short activities.Student essays can be written to address any brief.An example is: Identify a current controversy in science that interests you.These narrowed or more focused points provide the steps of the argument to establish the validity of the thesis statement.Note that if these reasons are too broad, the essay will be vague, because not all aspects of them can be addressed.