Argumentative Essay: Should School Day Start Later?

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Argumentative Essay Planning Sheet

Paragraph One: Introduction

Lead: The aggravating sound of Rob 's alarm clock went off waking him from his deep sleep. 5:30 a.m the alarm clock read. Rob groaned as he slammed his hand down on the alarm clock and fell back to sleep. Minutes later Robs alarm clock goes off again but this time Rob realizes he only has 10 minutes to get to the bus. Rob rushed out of bed, running on the five hours of rough sleep he got that night.
Explanation of Lead: Don 't you hate having to wake up at 5 or 6 in the morning to get to school on time?
Transition into Thesis: Wish the school day started later?
Three Reasons and Thesis Statement: The school day should begin later so adolescents can perform better in school,
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Teens experience hormonal shifts that make falling asleep earlier difficult. Their “clock” won’t allow them to fall asleep at 8 p.m., even when they’re tired.
Rebuttal: (Transitional Phrase: According to Psychology Today school days beginning after 8 a.m. have many benefits for students.These benefits include better academic performance, fewer absences and even improved health.

Closing/Transition Sentence: (Refer back to thesis statement.) School starting later helps teens and adolescents health too.

Paragraph Five: Conclusion
Transition Word/Phrase: All in all
Restatement of Thesis: Summary of Main Points (Three Reasons): The school day should begin later so students behavior/habits can improve, students can succeed in school and students can get the proper amount of sleep needed.
Call to Action: Do you want to continue waking up at five or six in the morning to get to school? Being deprived from sleep, unfocused, unprepared and in a raunchy mood.
Creative Closing (Solution, Realization, Warning): I know Rob doesn 't want to continue, do
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