The primary focus of an argumentative essay is to prove a point, assertion, opinion, theory or hypothesis relevant to a given phenomenon or idea. The essay should be structured in a manner that demonstrates why the authors' line of reasoning is more valid or truthful than opposing viewpoints. Provided below are some tips for writing and structuring an argumentative essay:
What to Include in the Introduction of an Argumentative Essay
- The primary topic the author wishes to assert
- A brief discourse on its significance and relevance
- A review of studies or literature related to the subject material
- Your thesis statement i.e., your position on a controversial topic
What to Include in the Body of the Argumentative Essay
- A detailed discussion of both sides of the argument
- A more in-depth look at your own position with supporting evidence
- Use a mix of different types of evidence from statistics and quotes to interviews and studies etc.,
What to Include in the Conclusion of an Argumentative Essay
- A restatement of your position
- A brief summary of your arguments and how you supported your position.
Tips for Writing an Argumentative Essay
- Write passionately but objectively.
- Make sure you can back-up your thesis with facts.
- Think up what counter-claims there might be to your argument so you are sure that can be sure to support your thesis logically, completely, and factually.
- As you review your essay, ask yourself if you find your arguments convincing.
Finding Argumentative Essay Topics
- Browse the Internet for argumentative essays topics.
- Read the newspapers, the Internet, and magazines for updates on controversial topics that would make a good subject for an argumentative essay.
- Look at sample argumentative papers for ideas for argumentative topics.
- Buy a pre-written argumentative essay for ideas for argumentative essay topics and to use as examples after which to model your own argumentative essay.
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