We’ve all used some form of argumentation at one point in our lives.
Most importantly, your introduction should contain a thesis statement that clearly articulates what position you are taking on the central issue, why you are taking that position, and how you will go about defending that position.
The leading tone in an argumentative essay is the position of proving that the presented point of view is the correct one and possesses more truthful arguments than any other opinions.
This article was co-authored by Christopher Taylor, Ph D.
Christopher Taylor is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Austin Community College in Texas.
Argumentative essays allow writers to express their opinion on a topic and support that opinion with strong logic and evidence.
Read on to discover the outline for how to write an argumentative essay, and see examples of how to construct each part of this essay.Without doing this you do not have an argument, you have only an assertion, an essay that is just your unsubstantiated opinion.Argumentative essay assignments generally call for extensive research of literature or previously published material.Argumentative writing is the act of forming reasons, making inductions, drawing conclusions, and applying them to the case in discussion; the operation of inferring propositions, not known or admitted as true, from facts or principles known, admitted, or proved to be true.It clearly explains the process of your reasoning from the known or assumed to the unknown.Though they may not have taken a formal style, these strategies of persuasion form the basis of argumentative essays.The function of an argumentative essay is to show that your assertion (opinion, theory, hypothesis) about some phenomenon or phenomena is correct or more truthful than others’.Argumentative assignments may also require empirical research where the student collects data through interviews, surveys, observations, or experiments.Detailed research allows the student to learn about the topic and to understand different points of view regarding the topic so that she/he may choose a position and support it with the evidence collected during research.The art of argumentation is not an easy skill to acquire.Many people might think that if one simply has an opinion, one can argue it successfully, and these folks are always surprised when others don’t agree with them because their logic seems so correct.