The Art of Persuasion


Upcoming and Past Deadlines

  • Introductory Paragraph Due Jan. 15, 2014
  • First Body Paragraph Due Jan. 22, 2014
  • Rebuttal Due Jan. 24, 2014
  • Concluding Paragraph Due Jan. 29, 2014
  • Final Draft of Essay Due Feb. 5, 2014

Argumentative Essay Worksheets and Resources


  • Remember the logical fallacies we talked about in class? Check them out online!
  • Forget how to write a really good thesis statement for an argumentative essay? Below is a common core oriented lesson from LearnZillion for review!

About Cliff

Hi, my name is Cliff Des Marais and I teach 7th and 8th grade Social Studies at Bellows Falls Middle School in Bellows Falls, VT.
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