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Weapons of mass destruction

Author: Lauri S Scherer
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2008.
Series: Writing the critical essay.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Using the patented Opposing Viewpoints format, this book focuses on writing an expository essay. Exposition is a frequently used essay technique for writing persuasive, informational, and how-to essays."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lauri S Scherer
ISBN: 9780737738605 073773860X
OCLC Number: 163614131
Target Audience: Ages 8-12.
Description: 131 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Weapons of mass destruction : the threat from past to present --
section 1: Opposing viewpoints on weapons of mass destruction. The United States is in danger of being attacked with nuclear weapons / William Perry --
The United States is not in danger of being attacked with nuclear weapons / William M. Arkin --
The United States is in danger of being attacked with biochemical weapons / Bill Frist --
The United States is not in danger of being attacked with biochemical weapons / Allison Macfarlane --
The United States should pursue diplomacy with rogue nations that seek WMD / Susan E. Rice --
The United States should not pursue diplomacy with rogue nations that seek WMD / Anatol Lieven and John Hulsman --
section 2: Model essays and writing exercises. Preface A: The five-paragraph essay --
Preface B: The expository essay --
Essay 1: How nuclear weapons were invented --
Exercise 1A: Create an outline from an existing essay --
Essay 2: Terrorists are not likely to acquire biochemical weapons --
Exercise 2A: Create an outline from an existing essay --
Exercise 2B: Create an outline for your own essay --
Essay 3: The devastating power of nuclear weapons --
Exercise 3A: Using quotations to enliven your essay --
Exercise 3B: Examining introductions and conclusions --
Final writing challenge : write your own expository five-paragraph essay --
section three: Supporting research material. Appendix A: Facts about weapons of mass destruction --
Appendix B: Finding and using sources of information --
Appendix C: Using MLA style to create a works cited list --
Appendix D: Sample essay topics --
Organizations to contact.
Series Title: Writing the critical essay.
Responsibility: Lauri S. Friedman, book editor.
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"Using the patented Opposing Viewpoints format, this book focuses on writing an expository essay. Exposition is a frequently used essay technique for writing persuasive, informational, and how-to essays."--Back cover.

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