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StartLesson 2: Task, Audience, Purpose
StartLesson 3: Selecting a Topic
StartLesson 4: Researching a Topic
StartLesson 5: Reading Perceptively
StartLesson 6: Defining an Issue
StartLesson 7: Connecting a Specific Issue to a General Concern
StartLesson 8: Mapping Perspectives
StartLesson 9: Taking a Position
StartLesson 10: Outlining Your Essay
StartLesson 11: Outline - Peer Reviews
StartLesson 12: Rhetorical Appeals
StartLesson 13: The Introduction
StartLesson 14: The Introduction - Peer Reviews
StartLesson 15: The Body - Background and Analysis
StartLesson 16: The Body - Your Position and Supporting Argument
StartLesson 17: The Body - Addressing Counterarguments
StartLesson 18: The Body - Peer Reviews
StartLesson 19: The Conclusion
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