It goes without saying when students hear the words speech, assessment and research, they begin to panic or worse refuse to do it at all. To some students the worst kind of word would be essay. It seems that there is something about essays that make them cringe or that make them want to refuse to do anything at all. But what if I can convince you that writing essays is not at all that bad? Would you hear me out or would you stay strong with your belief that writing essays are simply torture given by teachers to their students? Let me give you a tour as to why a lot of teachers would say that an essay or writing one is not a form of torture. Since we are on the topic, we know that there are a lot of kinds of essays, and today’s discussion would be learning to write a short argumentative essay. As mentioned, there are a lot of kinds of essays, but it seems that an argumentative essay is not as commonly used or discussed than the others. So, why don’t you sit back, read the article given and check out the examples too.
For starters we know that an argumentative essay is a type of essay, but what is it about this essay that does not seem to have more credit than its own cousins? So an argumentative essay is a type of essay as mentioned above that is used when you are going to be defending a topic of your choice. To do so, you must at least have good evidence and facts to prove your claim. The whole purpose of an argumentative essay is to convince your readers to agree with your opinions and of the argument that you are writing about. Convincing your readers with little to no facts will be difficult. As much as possible, add a lot of facts and evidence to support your claims, that way it is not only easy for your readers to see your view, there is a better chance for you to be able to convince them.
I do hope you’re still here and now that we are done discussing what an argumentative essay is, it’s time you know what are the parts that consist of an argumentative essay. These parts are going to help you when you start writing your essay. Let’s keep the ball rolling shall we?
What better way to start than at the very beginning. Your introduction has to be you giving your readers a glimpse of what they may be expecting your essay is about. What you must not do in your introduction is to give your claims immediately. What you should be doing in your introduction is to let your readers feel at ease, give them the topic you plan on talking about and then move on to the body of your essay. To simplify, your introduction is going to serve as a road map for what they expect to see and get.
For the body, this is where you are going to start writing out your topic in a more definite way. You were merely introducing your topic in the first, this is the part where you can dive in through your topic in a better way. For your body, remember that this part consists of three full paragraphs. Your first paragraph would be about the topic and its definition. What is your topic about? This is where you focus that first paragraph, for the second paragraph, your focus would be on your argument about what the author may say about the topic you chose. The third paragraph would more likely be about you convincing your readers as to who is right.
Moving on, we have the claims. In this part of your argumentative essay, you must be giving out all your claims about the topic as well as what others may say it is about. Expound on the claims to make it clearer for those who may be confused about it. This may also depend on what topic you choose, but to keep it on the safe side, it is best to make it as simple as possible. Moving on, we have the next component.
The facts are basically what it is. Facts. This is where you are going to be showing your readers about the real evidence to prove your claims. The more evidence or facts you have the better way of persuading your readers to believe in your opinion, thoughts and ideas. The less facts you have, you may have a hard time convincing them to believe in your opinion.
Lastly, the conclusion. The conclusion would be the summary and the concluding statement of the whole essay and the topic. This also includes any other information you may want to add up and end it in a better and persuaded statement.
Now you may ask yourself on how does one even begin with writing an argumentative essay? Is there some specific format to follow and what about the word count? If you seem stressed out with wondering about these very small problems, do not fret. Here are some tips to help you if you’re planning on that argumentative essay for class.
Before you even begin with your essay, you must of course find a topic you want to talk about. This topic could range from the easiest to the most complex. Whatever you choose, you must understand that the point of your argumentative essay is to discuss and debate on whether you believe in what the author may have written about it. So the first key step is to always know your topic well enough to defend your claims.
Remember when you write an argumentative essay, you must at least gather enough evidence, facts, ideas and claims. Your job is not only to give your opinions and thoughts on the matter, but you are also required to show proof. What better way to do so than to gather the correct information necessary for the topic at hand.
Once you have gathered your information, this includes the evidence, facts and ideas, it’s time you give them your opinion and thoughts of the matter. This is where your persuading skills are put to the test. Being able to persuade your readers on agreeing with you more than the original author’s thoughts takes skill and practice. With this, this is the best place to start now. Persuade your readers through the claims and facts that you presented.
Before you conclude your essay, remember to make a great stand with your opinions. Show your readers the facts that support your belief and opinions. Persuading or convincing your readers is only a part of the argumentative essay. Leave some space for your readers to ask themselves who may be correct in this matter, yet be firm with what you believe. Make a great stand.
When you are done with everything, always proofread your essay. Check whether you have written everything down, from the facts, information and the opinions you have on the topic. A good essay has it all, but it is also best to have to check for spelling, grammar and punctuation.
An argumentative essay is a type of essay that let’s the writer argue, do research and persuade the reader to agree with his claims and facts. An argumentative essay revolves around research, placing facts and making claims to convince.
The components of an argumentative essay are: the topic, the body, the claims, the facts and the conclusion. Each of these components have a role to play in your essay. Without these or if one is lacking, the whole essay would need to be redone.
Not being able to add facts and evidence to prove your claim on the topic you chose. As an argumentative essay needs you to convince your readers about your opinions. You must at least provide enough claim or proof that what you believe or what you know is true and better than that of the author.
This is the end of the article. Just like your argumentative essay, this article has its own beginning and conclusion. Remember the outline of the essay and the tips on making a good argumentative essay. The next time you are told to write one, you are able to do so with the help of this article.