• Thesis statement;

• Thesis statement;
• Outline of contributing arguments-Thesis map
Ø Body paragraphs
• One contributing argument per paragraph, with evidence to support it
• Contributing arguments: the reasons that explain WHY your overall argument is valid
• Contributing arguments convince the reader using reliable evidence
Ø Conclusion: summary of thesis statement and contributing arguments

Example: Constructing an Argument
Ø Thesis statement: “Learning a foreign language is extremely important in today’s global society.”
Ø Contributing arguments (body paragraphs):
1. leads to an understanding other cultures, which is important for living in our multicultural society
2. is useful for work, such as trade and business
3. is helpful when travelling

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