How to write an argumentative essay?

How to write an argumentative essay?
I need to write an essay about the numbers of entering freshman taking one or more remedial course in college.

Where do i started?

I also need a good thesis statement.

Get some facts. The previous post probably gives places where you can find them.

Figure out what you want to argue about. Are too many freshmen taking remedial courses. Are high-school classes not preparing students properly?

Decide which side you’re on. Now you can start.

Make the problem and the side you’re on clear in your thesis statement.

Describe the major reasons you hold your point of view.

Fairly list the arguments on the other side.

Show why those are wrong, or why yours are better.


Sorry I can’t be more specific, but I all I know is the subject, not the question or your argument for or against it.