Argumentative Writing is a more structured and formal style of writing than what many students are used to. The Argumentative Transitional Phrases chart helps students address the various components with higher-level sentence starters. This is intended to be used as a reference sheet as students practice writing exercises in preparation for writing assessments. in my experience, it has proven helpful to students as a part of either their writing portfolio or an interactive notebook. Suggestion: If possible, have and enlarged poster version of this chart available in the classroom to further reinforce its use.