Argumentative Composition

The argumentative essay is a genre of writing that requires the student to investigate a topic; collect, generate, and evaluate evidence; and establish a position on the topic in a concise manner. It is usually a topic on which there is enough matter on both aspects .
Students are free to express their views for or against a topic. It is important that students stick to one point of view and present it forcefully.
There are two types of Argumentative Compositions
•    Composition that deals with both pros and cons of a subject.
•    Composition that focuses on only one side (either the pros or the cons)

Characteristics of an Argumentative Composition
•    The argumentative thesis takes a side of an issue; frequently it proposes an approach of action which is often expressed with the modal should).
•    The composition should attempt to change the reader’s mind, to convince the reader to agree with the point of view of the writer.
•    An Argumentative essay should be to highly persuasive and logical.

Steps to write an argumentative composition-
•    Planning stage
•    Writing stage
•    Review

Some tips to write the essay-

•    Carry out extensive research on the counter side of the argument so that you are well prepared to defend your argument.
•    Know the difference between a logical conclusion and an emotional one.
•    Don’t make up evidence.
•    Use logic and reason to refute opponent’s arguments.


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