How to Write an Argumentative Essay

How to Write an Argumentative Essay

Choose a Topic

To get yourself started, you need a strong motivation. Find yourself a topic that you feel interested in. In case you are not into it, it will clearly show in your writing. So, choose a topic that is controversial yet has two clear stances that you can find some evidence for.

  • Do aliens exist?
  • Should the government reduce the immigration levels of the country?
  • Should argumentative essays be given as homework?

The possibilities are limitless. However, it is of immense importance that you do not have a biased opinion about the topic. Otherwise, your argument will be weak and you will lose your point. Remember, it is an argumentative essay, not a persuasive one.

 

Find Points in Support and Against the Topic

For this type of essay, you have to form an argument in favor of the topic and come up with points against your point. For example, for every point in support, think what the opposition party will say and jot it down. Be mindful to be realistic.

In case of the topic ‘Do aliens exist?’ one may argue like:

In the vastness of the universe, it is not impossible for another life form to exist on another planet. On the other hand, so far, there has been no discovery of such extraterrestrial existence.

 

Collect Facts and Figures to Support Arguments

For every statement you make, you have to back it up with facts, figures, true stories and/or anecdotes. Without proper resources and citation, your claim is just that; a baseless claim.

Facts for: NASA has confirmed the sightings of UFOs and such appearance have not gone unnoticed by people around the globe.

Facts against: Had it been so, there must have been some contact with the humans already.

 

Make an Outline

1. Introduction

  • Motivation

Use a motivator to start the topic. Keeping in mind the audience or readers of your essay, come up with an attention grabber. The first line is enough to make the reader go through your entire essay.

  • Thesis Statement

State your topic which is usually a question.

  • Background

Sometimes, the audience might be unaware of the dire need why the topic you are discussing is important. It is up to you to evaluate the audience understanding level and brief them in the introductory paragraph.

2. Body

  • Your point of view

Articulate your point of view in a topic statement that gives the reader what your argument is. Then back it up with your research.

  • Opposition’s point of view

Keep in mind and consider the opposition’s view. Do point out facts and figures that can rationalize their concerns into your favor.

3.Conclusion 

Reasonably restate the thesis statement and propose a valid point against the opposition to handle their concerns while promoting your own. With this, summarize your point and wrap it up.

Although there has not been any contact from the aliens, there might be a possibility that they are not as technologically advanced to do so. Hence, the possibility of aliens’ existence cannot be out of the question. Using logical inference, if a single possibility exists, we cannot say they do not exist. Therefore, NASA should continue its search for other existences in our universe.

 

Some Dos and Don’ts

  • No matter what, do not write emotionally. It impacts negatively on your argument.
  • Be as rational and formal as you can.
  • Use trustworthy resources for your research.

Need a well-written Argumentative Essay? Click here to proceed with your Order!

Jessica Alfie
Jessica Alfie
9 Comments
  • Posted at 4:47 pm, September 3, 2018

    We have find your article very useful and reliable for lots of content readers so please write more on other topics too.

  • Posted at 10:39 am, September 4, 2018

    My brother recommended I might like this blog. He was totally right. This post truly made my day. You can not imagine simply how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

  • Posted at 2:51 am, September 20, 2018

    I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great.
    I do not know who you are but definitely you are going to a famous
    blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!

  • Posted at 12:56 am, October 9, 2018

    Thanks in favor of sharing such a pleasant idea,
    piece of writing is fastidious, thats why i have read it completely

  • Posted at 10:04 am, October 10, 2018

    hello there and thank you for your information – I have definitely picked up something new from right here.

    I did however expertise a few technical points using this website,
    since I experienced to reload the site lots of
    times previous to I could get it to load properly.
    I had been wondering if your hosting is OK? Not that I’m complaining, but slow loading instances times will very frequently affect your placement in google and can damage your high-quality score if advertising
    and marketing with Adwords. Well I am adding this RSS to my e-mail and
    can look out for a lot more of your respective intriguing content.

    Make sure you update this again soon.

  • Posted at 7:49 pm, October 11, 2018

    Please let me know if you’re looking for a writer for your weblog.
    You have some really great posts and I think I would be a good asset.
    If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d love to write some
    material for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine.
    Please send me an email if interested. Thank you!

  • Posted at 1:44 pm, October 13, 2018

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your efforts and I
    am waiting for your further write ups thank you once again.

  • Posted at 10:13 pm, October 16, 2018

    Hello I am so thrilled I found your blog, I really found you by error, while I was researching
    on Askjeeve for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say thanks for a
    marvelous post and a all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to go through it
    all at the moment but I have bookmarked it
    and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please
    do keep up the superb work.

  • Posted at 6:31 am, November 8, 2018

    I just couldn’t leave your web site before suggesting that I actually enjoyed the
    standard information a person supply in your guests?

    Is going to be again ceaselessly to inspect new posts

Post a Comment

Comment
Name
Email
Website