Task 2: Argumentative Essay 11H SWBAT review the formatting of the synthesis essay DO NOW: Remember Task 2 is an Argumentative essay that synthesizes at least 3 sources. Go to the poster by the door and with your notebook, take notes on the format of this essay. Establish your claim regarding whether or not Abigail is to be blamed for the Salem Witch Trials • Distinguish your claim from alternate or opposing claims • Use specific, relevant, and sufficient evidence from at least three of the texts to develop your argument • Identify each source that you reference by text number and line number(s) or graphic (for example: Text 1, line 4 or Text 2, graphic) • Organize your ideas in a cohesive and coherent manner • Maintain a formal style of writing • Follow the conventions of standard written English INTRODUCTION FORMAT As in any essay, the introduction of your argument essay should contain a brief explanation of your topic, some background information, and a thesis statement In this case, your thesis will be a statement of your position on whether or not Abigail is responsible for the Salem Witch Trials and why. Body Paragraphs (1) (2) Topic sentence: States your main point in relation to the topic. If you are writing an essay, this is the 1st point you made in your thesis statement Concrete Detail/Quote #1: Support topic sentence with a strong quote and cite properly. Concrete Detail/Quote #1: Support topic sentence with a strong quote and cite properly. Concrete Detail/Quote #2: Support topic sentence with a strong quote and cite properly. Commentary/ Analysis: Explain why or how the concrete detail supports your topic sentence. Typically 2-3 sentences in length. Format-Body 3 Body 3: Concession/Refutation Paragraph Introduce the opposing argument. Acknowledge what part of the opposing argument that might be valid. Counter the Argument CONCLUSION FORMAT Don't simply summarize your essay. A brief summary of your argument may be useful,--shorter essays tend not to require a restatement of your main ideas. Avoid phrases like "in conclusion," "to conclude," "in summary," and "to sum up." These phrases can be useful-even welcome--in oral presentations. But readers can see, by the tell-tale compression of the pages, when an essay is about to end.You'll irritate your audience if you belabor the obvious. Make sure you proved your claim and thesis. The Texts Spend time now working on connecting the following texts to the question. How and in what way will you be able to use… On Revenge Lessons Learned from Salem The Crucible The Subject and Power EXAM: MONDAY-TUESDAY Come in prepared You may have a sheet with quotes that you plan on using from the book. You may not come in with an outline. You will have 2 days to write this in class.