Address counterarguments in the body of your essay -- always treating opposing viewpoints with courtesy and respect -- and explain how those arguments don't hold up.
Create a compelling conclusion that brings your argument to a close.
A good argument is a simple numbers game with a clear winner.
A five-paragraph or a five-part argumentative essay teaches students how to present their claims clearly and confidently, while backing their views with solid evidence from literary texts and credible research materials.
Detailed research allows the student to learn about the topic and to understand different points of view regarding the topic so that she/he may choose a position and support it with the evidence collected during research.
Regardless of the amount or type of research involved, argumentative essays must establish a clear thesis and follow sound reasoning.
Although these genres have been criticized by some composition scholars, the Purdue OWL recognizes the wide spread use of these approaches and students’ need to understand and produce them.
: Some confusion may occur between the argumentative essay and the expository essay.
Incorporate transitional words and phrases throughout your paper to unify your five paragraphs.
Otherwise, your paper will seem short, abrupt and choppy.