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Argumentative Essays

Argumentative Essays


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  • 1. Argumentative Essays
    Alonso Navas
    Bian Mellado
    Steven Chacon
    Chapter #9
  • 2. Argumentative essay needs reasons with evidence to support the opinion in the essay.
    Is an essay in which you agree or disagree with an issue.
    Example:
    The most important element in a friendship is trust. Agree or disagree with this statement. Support your opinion with reasons and examples.
  • 3. Organization of Argumentative Essay
  • 4. Introductory Paragraph
    An introductory paragraph always has an issue. This is a necessary in all argumentative essay.
    Example:
    Curfew laws are unfair and should be abolished.
  • 5. Thesis Statement
    If you pay attention, the thesis statement is the opposition of the point of view.
    Example:
    Although there are certainly reasons to be cautious with stem cell research or any new technology, I believe that its potential benefits far outweigh its dangers.
  • 6. Connectors
    There’s a lot of ways to connect the thesis statement with your point of view. Some phrases that start the opposition statement are:
    Some people feel that….
    Many think that….
  • 7. Also there are ways to connect your point of view with the thesis statement like:
    I like pizza, however I always eat chicken.
    He likes to play video games in spite of it is not good.
  • 8. THANKS
    Oshima, A., Hogue, A. (2006). Writing Academic English. N.Y: Pearson.

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