The thing with argumentative essays is that, in order to prove the validity of your point, you must educate the reader about both sides of the argument.
An effective argumentative essay has the power to persuade readers to look at things from your perspective.
It is only possible if you provide logical reasoning and authentic evidence to support your side of the argument.
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.
Again, as in the persuasive essay, state your thesis objectively. Instead of saying, "I don't think global warming is worth worrying about", you might say, "A two degree rise in temperature over the last hundred years makes global warming a trivial problem." Now that you have put the gloves on" be prepared to back up your thesis with facts.
Second rebuttal and supporting information III Conclusion Writing the Argumentative Essay Now that you know how to format an argumentative essay, it's time to begin writing.
This will help you to research and write your thesis as if you were debating a real person instead of a piece of paper!
As you research your material, anticipate objections and be prepared to make concessions.
The persuasive essay follows the basic essay format as displayed in the example. Third counter point and refuting information III Body Part II A. If the opposing view is valid, acknowledge it as so but use your evidence to show that it's somehow unattractive and that your position is the more desirable of the two. Introduction (Claim and counter claim statement) II.
The argumentative essay may be formatted in several ways: I.