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How to Write Argumentative Essay
The main purpose of argumentative essay writing is demonstration of your attitude to the phenomenon and providing information in its support. The argumentation is not as easy as it could seem from the first view. It demands specific skills. It will not be correct to think that if you have your own opinion about something, you can argue successfully.
Writing argumentative essay is a kind of art of formulating reasons, drawing conclusions and applying them into practice. In your essay you need to explain clearly your reasoning. Without this you will not have arguments, but only assertion, so your essay will contain only your unsupported opinion.
Nevertheless, you don’t need to prove your point completely. Your aim is to convince your readers that your position or argument has merit. You should prove that your argumentation is the most complete and accurate.
Your argumentative essay should be organized in the following way:
- It is better to start with statement of your assertion, its relevance and significance.
- You need to review literature about the studied phenomenon in critical way.
- Next, you demonstrate why your assertion is better than others. Here you bring improved methods you used to collect the data for the essay.
Finally, you will need to revise your essay and edit it. Apply critical approach to value your arguments and to check the writing for all kinds of mistakes. Get sure you haven't made mistakes you criticize other writers for. Moreover, you need to think over readers' attitude and possible objections to your arguments.
Keep in mind, that writing an argumentative essay is not as hard and overwhelming task to do, if you approach it wisely.