Simply presenting your arguments isn't enough to create a quality persuasive paper. Supporting facts provide the evidence needed to give the paper credibility. Examples of data to back up your arguments include statistics, research results, case studies, expert insight and real-world examples that illustrate your point. A paper against foreign adoption might include costs of international versus domestic adoptions or the number of children in the United States waiting to be adopted. A pro-school uniform paper could include statistics on student success rate and violence in the schools to show how uniforms help. The paper might quote a school administrator who saw marked improvement in her district after implementing school uniforms. Document your sources for each fact. Provide in-text citations when appropriate, particularly for statistics or studies.
I have alphabetized many
different strategies that can be used to differentiate instruction. Below you
will find brief definitions of various strategies, as well as web resources, worksheets,
and additional information relating to each strategy. The hyperlinked letters
shown throughout the site provide quick navigation to the numerous differentiation
resources I have gathered (and continue to gather).
Click on the picture to the right to view a list of Low-Prep and Hi-Prep
Differentiation Strategies. As you read through the resources below look for icons that signify online tools and special strategies/resources that emphasize differentiated strategies that build reading and/or writing skills.
A basic purpose of your paper’s concluding paragraph is both to restate the paper’s argument and to restate how you have supported this argument in the body of the paper. However, your conclusion should not simply be a copy of your introduction. The conclusion draws together the threads of the paper’s argument and shows where the argument of your paper has gone. An effective conclusion gives the reader reasons for bothering to read your paper. One of the most important functions of this paragraph is to bring in fresh insight. Some possible questions to consider when writing your conclusion are: