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Below is your argumentative topic.

Is John Proctor a sinner or Christ-like? Make an argument for or against John Proctor’s character. Is he a man of integrity, or is he beyond redemption?In Arthur Miller’sThe Crucible


to support your stance. Use at least three pieces of evidence as support from the text.

Choose one character from

The Crucible

. Then, argue whether that character’s actions throughout the drama are selfish or sacrificial. Is the character heroic or villainous? Explain. Use at least three pieces of evidence from the text as support.

PARAGRAPH 1: INTRODUCTION

Hook:

Get your reader’s attention in regards to the topic of the paper. You can do this by using an interesting quote, statistic, anecdote, etc.

If you use a quote for your hook, you cannot use the same quote in the body paragraphs

.

DO NOT

ask a rhetorical question!

Transition:

Offer 2-3 sentences of explanation that moves the reader from the hook to your claim. Explain how the hook is related to the topic of your paper.

Claim:

Respond to the question in the prompt. What is your answer? Give

AT LEAST THREE

supporting reasons. These reasons will be the topic of your supporting paragraphs.

ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION because

SUPPORTING REASON 1

,

SUPPORTING REASON 2

,

and

SUPPORTING REASON 3

.

PARAGRAPH 2: Supporting Paragraph

Topic Sentence:

Reword the claim with only the first supporting reason.

REWORD YOUR CLAIM BECAUSE

SUPPORTING REASON 1

.

Evidence:

Provide a quote from the play that supports what you say in the topic sentence.

Remember:

Introduction to the quote, “QUOTE” (# of page).

In Act One/Act Two/Act Three/Act Four (pick one and delete the others), CHARACTER NAME says, “

Reasoning 1:

What is happening in the quote? Give some background information on the event in the quote.

Reasoning 2:

What, specifically, from the quote supports what you say in the topic sentence?

Reasoning 3:

Now that the supporting reason from this paragraph’s topic sentence is true, how might this help prove your overall claim is true?

PARAGRAPH 3: Supporting Paragraph

Topic Sentence:

Transition from the topic of the previous paragraph and reword the claim with only the first supporting reason.

In addition to

SUPPORTING REASON 1,

REWORD YOUR CLAIM is true because

SUPPORTING REASON 2

.

Evidence:

Provide a quote from the play that supports what you say in the topic sentence.

Remember:

Introduction to the quote, “QUOTE” (# of page).

In Act One/Act Two/Act Three/Act Four (pick one and delete the others), CHARACTER NAME says, “

Reasoning 1:

What is happening in the quote? Give some background information on the event in the quote.

Reasoning 2:

What, specifically, from the quote supports what you say in the topic sentence?

Reasoning 3:

Now that the supporting reason from this paragraph’s topic sentence is true, how might this help prove your overall claim is true?

PARAGRAPH 4: Counter Argument

Counterclaim:

What reason would someone give to disagree with you? Why would they say this?

Some may say

Concession:

Under what circumstances might this counterclaim make sense? What evidence is there in the play to support this counterclaim?

Refutation:

While your opponent may have a valid point, why is your claim stronger? Or, how is your opponent actually wrong in most cases? Provide a

NEW

reason why.

While my opponent may have some valid points, REWORD CLAIM because of

SUPPORTING REASON 3

.

Evidence:

Find another quote in the text that shows the new reason that supports your argument is true.

Remember:

Introduction to the quote, “QUOTE” (# of page).

In Act One/Act Two/Act Three/Act Four (pick one and delete the others), CHARACTER NAME says, “

Reasoning 1:

What is happening in the quote? Give some background information on the event in the quote.

Reasoning 2:

What, specifically, from the quote supports what you say in the topic sentence?

Reasoning 3:

Now that the supporting reason from refutation is true, how might this make your argument stronger than your opponent’s?

PARAGRAPH 5: Conclusion

Claim:

Reword your claim and three supporting reasons one last time.

Review Evidence:

Paraphrase or summarize how you showed each supporting reason is true in each body paragraph. Then, explain how all three supporting reasons, when put together, prove your claim is true.

DO NOT

introduce new evidence in your conclusion.

Concluding Statement:

In 1-2 sentences, explain how the topic of the paper is relatable to most people in the world.