Example
Incorporating structure claims, counterclaims, evidence,
explanations
Argument
Writing
The Sources
Serov, Valentin. Confirmation of Emperor Nicholas Alexandrovich. 1894. Tretyakov
Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Gallerix. Web.
Vinogradov, Sergei. Lunch Workers. 1917. Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum,
Novgorod. Gallerix. Web.
Thesis
Example
The stark disparities between the quality of life for the Russian
aristocracy and the common people was the foundation for the
Russian Revolution.
Claim Example
The common people of Russia were united in the back-breaking life
of poverty working the land.
The Question
What would the other side (opposing view) of this claim be?
The Question
What would the other side (opposing view) of this claim be?
Outline
Example
Claim Evidence
Counterclaim
(Opposing Argument)
Rebuttal or
Concession
The common
people of Russia
were united in the
back
-breaking life
of working the land.
This
situation of
being land bound is
not unique to the
Russian people,
much of Europe
lived a similar life
style.
** Every argument has 2 sides **
The next
question
Based on my reading, what evidence would support my claim?
Evidence
Example #1
Example: Painting The Lunch Workers by Vinogradov
Visual Evidence
Simple clothing
Weather-beaten faces
Thatched huts for housing
Very basic food
Explanation
Claim Evidence
Counterclaim
(Opposing Argument)
Rebuttal or
Concession
The common
people of Russia
were united in the
back
-breaking life
of working the land.
In
The Lunch
Workers
by Sergei
Vinogradov, we see
a clear depiction of
the grueling life of
Russian Peasants.
They wear the
simplest of
clothing, have the
bare minimum of
food options, and
simplistic housing
displaying clearly
their poverty.
This
situation of
being land bound is
not unique to the
Russian people,
much of Europe
lived a similar life
style.
Rebuttal
Example
Example: Painting Confirmation of Emperor Nicholas II by
Valentin Serov
Visual Evidence
Extravagant clothing
Lavish decorations
Plethora of material wealth = lots of gold!
Explanation
Claim Evidence
Counterclaim
(Opposing Argument)
Rebuttal or
Concession
The common people of
Russia were united in
the back
-breaking life
of working the land.
In
The Lunch Workers
by Sergei
Vinogradov,
we see a clear
depiction of the
grueling life of Russian
Peasants. They wear
the simplest of
clothing, have the bare
minimum of food
options, and simplistic
housing displaying
clearly their poverty.
This
situation of being
land bound is not
unique to the Russian
people, much of
Europe lived a similar
life style.
This may be the case,
but the stark
differences between
the lives of the
aristocracy and the
peasants were ever
-
present as
exemplified in
Valentin Serov’s
painting,
The
Confirmation of
Emperor Nicholas II
.
Clearly seen in this
painting, is the lavish
decadence of the
Russian aristocracy
that is the complete
antithesis to the
visual of
Vinogradov’s
painting.
Connection
Thesis
The stark disparities between
the quality of life for the
Russian aristocracy and the
common people was the
foundation for the Russian
Revolution.
Claim
The common people of Russia
were united in the back-
breaking life of working the
land.
Evidence
In The Lunch Workers by
Sergei Vinogradov, we see a
clear depiction of the grueling
life of Russian Peasants. They
wear the simplest of clothing,
have the bare minimum of
food options, and simplistic
housing displaying clearly
their poverty.
Counterclaim
This situation of being land
bound is not unique to the
Russian people, much of
Europe lived a similar life style.
Rebuttal
This may be the case, but the
stark differences between the
lives of the aristocracy and the
peasants were ever-present as
exemplified in Valentin Serov’s
painting, The Confirmation of
Emperor Nicholas II. Clearly
seen in this painting, is the
lavish decadence of the
Russian aristocracy that is the
complete antithesis to the
visual of Vinogradov’s
painting.
What would your next
claim be?
IF you were continuing with this outline, what would be
another claim to support the thesis?
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