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  • 1. Writing the Parts
    Argumentative Essay
  • 2. Introduction
    Gain the reader’s attention
    Includes your claim
    Suggests primary development
    Establishes your credibility
  • 3. Background
    Presents background information if relevant
  • 4. Lines of Argument
    Presents good reasons
    Uses all relevant evidence
    Presents reasons in a logical order
  • 5. Refutation
    Considers opposing point of views
    Notes advantages and disadvantages of opposing views
    Argues that your thesis is stronger than the opposing view
  • 6. Conclusion
    Summarizes the argument
    Expands or elaborates on the implications of your thesis
    Makes clear what you want your reader to think or do
    Makes a strong ethical or emotional appeal