Doesn’t life give you enough arguments already to be doing it on paper as well?
But this one might be something that you can’t evade, unlike real life arguments. An argumentative essay might be an integral part of your college assignment writing.
So what kind of essay is an argumentative essay?
An essay where you pick a topic where two opinions can be made about it, pick one opinion and try to justify your point of view on the topic using arguments, facts, data.
This kind of argument might just be your favourite kind of argument because there will be no one to rebuttal and contradict your arguments.
Readers might express difference in opinions later through mediums, but then that is the challenge of this kind of essay – you have to convince people on the other side of the bank.
Expository essays are one where one fact (not contradictory) is proven by giving evidences and facts. On the other hand, a persuasive essay is more along the lines of picking a controversial topic (like in an argumentative essay) and then the author writes the rest of the essay trying to persuade the point of view that they have picked up.
An argumentative essay, on the other hand, deliberately deals with a topic that can create a difference of opinions. Then, the author takes either the 'for' or the 'against' of the topic and then not only proves their point right, but also use arguments, facts, and other relevant information to prove the other side of the argument wrong.
This is the major difference between an argumentative essay and the other two similar categories.
There are a lot of contradictory topics that can be taken up as the main statement to write an argumentative essay. Here are a few topics and their explanations:
There are a lot other topics with somewhat lesser significance such as sports, food, career options, and a lot more. No matter what topic you are picking for your argumentative essay, you need to make sure that the topic give you a freedom to bring in a second opinion.
An argumentative essay, like all the other categories of essays, is divided into three parts – the introduction, the body, and the conclusion. Now, an argumentative essay’s components do not differ much in nature when it comes to structure, but here are a few things that should be there in a good argumentative essay.
A few points should be considered while writing the introduction of an argumentative essay because the topics are more sensitive than the rest.
Much like the rest of the essays, the body of an argumentative essay consists of various paragraphs. Have a look at how to write these paragraphs:
Just follow these points, and the conclusion to your argumentative essay will be fine:
Writing an argumentative essay 101, now dismissed.
Not that difficult, was it? The only thing you should keep in mind is, not to confuse an argumentative essay with a persuasive essay or an expository essay.
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