Example argument paragraph and activity

In the following example, identify:

1. the topic:

2. the thesis:

3. three reasons that support the thesis:

4. an explanation or example for each reason:

5. three transitions words:

6. a complex sentence:

Example:

Smoking

             There are many reasons why I don’t smoke. First, smoking is unhealthy. It can cause lung cancer, and it can lead to an early death. Furthermore, smoking is expensive. A pack of cigarettes costs five dollars. If I bought one pack of cigarettes every day, I would spend over $1500 each year. Lastly, cigarettes smell bad. When people smoke, you can smell the cigarettes on their clothes all day. For example, the other night, I went to a restaurant that allowed smoking. After I left, all of my clothes smelled terrible, as did my hair. If I were a smoker, I would smell that way all the time. To sum up, I don’t smoke because it is unhealthy, expensive, and unattractive.

You will create an argument. You will need:

  1. A topic

  2. At least 3 reasons/advantages, etc. to support your thesis.

  3. An example or explanation for each reason/advantage etc.

  4. At least 4 transition words.

  5. At least 3 complex sentences.

Your argument:

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