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09/04/2019

How to write an argumentative essay?

QUESTION
How to write an argumentative essay?
what outline would i need to follow to write and argumentative essay and how do i write one?
i have an in class timed write tomorrow, so all answers would be useful.
thanks!

ANSWER
You still follow the same format,

Introduction – topic which will be discussed

Body – Paragraph for each key point

Conclusion – overview of key points.

To make an essay an argumentative piece, you need to be selective with the structure of your sentences and the words you use. Write in a matter-of-fact way rather than an assuming matter e.g. Rather than saying “I believe the desk is dirty” you would say “The desk is dirty”.

When writing an argumentative piece, you must interpret another source’s information and conduct a rebuttle against it. e.g. A source may argue that lockers increase the risk of theft in schools… you could argue that lockers decrease the risk of theft because items left in bags are more easily accessible to thieves.