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A Compilation Of Rubrics To Be Used In Chemistry To Emphasize Argumentative Writing In The Science Classroom, Rachel M. Coon
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
The new Common Core Standards for New York State and the Framework for K-12 Science Education Standards have a main focus on implementing argumentative writing into each content area. Some form of argumentative writing has always been used in the science curriculum through the creation of a lab report. However, an argumentative lab report must contain a counterclaim and specific sources of evidence to be considered a real argument.
An argument does not have to be as formal as a lab report. Arguments can be as informal as a journal article or a narrative story. As long as the main ...