The purpose of an argumentative essay is to firmly declare a specific position on a particular issue or cause and to provide multiple reasons, backed up by supporting evidence and facts, for why the reader should change their way of thinking or adopt the author’s point of view.
We will briefly explain you how to write an argumentative essay step by step.
This can be done by referring back to the list of questions created when assessing both sides of the argument.
For example, if the author were to take a pro stance for the topic of government subsidized daycares, the questions asked might look like this: More often than not, the question asked also doubles as the title of the argument paper, however, it may also be the concluding line of the introduction.
Each side of the argument should be explained with a fair amount of detail and the strongest points of the position that you are siding against should be stated for contrast.
Once the opposing side has been explained, clearly state your viewpoint and offer concrete evidence to strengthen your argument as being the most valid.
A good argumentative essay clearly presents both sides of the argument.
The body and supporting paragraphs should contain fact-based evidence to not only support your position, but also to refute all other positions.
Keep reading for more information about writing a research paper.
Similar to every other type of essay, the very first paragraph of an argumentative research paper should contain an opening statement (or a short explanation of the topic), key pieces of background information, and a solid thesis statement.