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.
Recently published argumentative essays
A discussion on the obstacles facing women in the technology industry.# 154181 | 1,162 words | 4 sources | 2015 |$29.95 Add to cart
An argument on how capitalist corporatization has influenced the art world.# 154168 | 2,756 words | 10 sources | APA | 2015 |$59.95 Add to cart
An argument against genetically engineering a human life.# 154164 | 772 words | 3 sources | 2015 |$19.95 Add to cart
An analysis of absolutism versus non-absolutism through Gilbert Harman's "The Inference to the Best Explanation".# 154129 | 1,450 words | 3 sources | 2015$29.95 Add to cart
A review of the film "Insidious Chapter 2" directed by James Wan.# 154122 | 986 words | 0 sources | 2015 |$19.95 Add to cart
A persuasive discussion on the abuse of migrant workers.# 154101 | 2,514 words | 8 sources | 2014 |$59.95 Add to cart
An argument to reinterpret the key idea in Buddhism from the perspective of cognitive science.# 154024 | 2,794 words | 12 sources | 2014 |$59.95 Add to cart
A discussion of the new health reform legislation with a focus on the economic costs involved.# 153963 | 0 words | 0 sources | 2010 |$9.95 Add to cart
An exploration of whether anthropology can (and should) be a science.# 153961 | 0 words | 0 sources | 2014 |$9.95 Add to cart
An analysis of the arguments in favor of dispensing with the notion of "culture" in anthropology.# 153954 | 0 words | 0 sources | 2014 |$9.95 Add to cart