Revision Activity, Rubrics, and Example Essays for Argumentative Writing

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Looking for a meaningful way to wrap up your argumentative writing unit? With this resource, you can help students revise their rough drafts and evaluate example research papers to reflect upon their own areas for improvement.


  1. REVISION ACTIVITY: An editable Google Slides file with revising and editing points for when students have a rough draft completed.
  2. EXAMPLE ESSAYS: Three editable example essays for argumentative research papers that you can use to lead students through a final evaluation of their own essay. Assessing strengths and weaknesses in the examples will help remind students of what they need to adjust in their own research paper.
  3. EDITABLE GRADING RUBRIC: An editable Google Docs rubric for students' finished essays, which is easy to use and modify.
  4. EDITABLE REVISION RUBRIC: A rubric to help manage the essay revision process realistically.
  5. CHECKLIST: A checklist to help students work through the revision activity.
  6. SUGGESTED USE: Suggested use notes for teacher, including ideas for facilitating the revision activity.


I recommend these materials for high school or junior high students, mainly because the vocabulary is high in two of the three the example essays. Since they are editable, however, you can adjust their readability.

The example essays and rubric can also be used at the outset of an argumentative writing unit to help students understand the teacher's expectations.


This revision activity and evaluation of example essays has a flexible time frame. You could spend anywhere between one class period to one whole week working through the revision and editing process with a rough draft, depending on your goals for student writing.


When you download the resource, you will have one PDF file. Open that file, and read through the suggested use to find all of the Google Drive links. Resources are either Google Slides or Google Docs. If you prefer to use Microsoft format, you can download the Google Drive files as PowerPoints, Docs, and PDFs. All of the resources included in this file are editable.


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80 slides, 16 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
Establish and maintain a formal style.


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