Argumentative Essay Structure
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Argumentative Essay Structure

on

  • 643 views

Need help with the basics of writing an argumentative essay? This slideshow can help!

Need help with the basics of writing an argumentative essay? This slideshow can help!

Statistics

Views

Total Views
643
Views on SlideShare
643
Embed Views
0

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
14
Comments
0

0 Embeds 0

No embeds

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike LicenseCC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike LicenseCC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Argumentative Essay Structure Argumentative Essay Structure Presentation Transcript

  • Argumentative Essay Structure
  • A convincing argumentative essay must be structured if it is to be effective.
  • A good essay is structured like a sandwich: introduction body conclusion
  • The introduction should include: •A hook to catch your reader’s attention. •Background information about your topic. •Your thesis statement. Your thesis statement explains your central argument. This is the focal point of your essay.
  • The body should include several paragraphs. Each paragraph contains an argument that supporting your thesis statement. This argument is found in the topic sentence of the paragraph.
  • Each paragraph contains specific examples, illustrations, details, or anecdotes that explain or support your argument.
  • If you use information from sources directly (by quoting word for word) or indirectly (by paraphrasing), you should be sure to properly cite them using MLA or APA citations.
  • Your conclusion should include: A brief restatement of your thesis to drive home your argument, and...
  • A call to action explaining to your audience what you would like them to do. What should your readers do with the information you have given them?