How to Write
The argumentative essay is a genre of writing that
requires the student to investigate a topic; collect, generate,
and evaluate evidence; and establish a position on the topic
in a concise manner.
Thesis statement (main argument)
Pro idea 1
Pro idea 2
Cons and refutations (opinions of others that you
How to choose topic
1. Write what you know
2. Choose something that you are passionate about.
3. Stay away from something that does not have two
4. Make sure your topic is something specific.
5. Choose an argument that appeals to emotion.
Outline is important
It helps you group ideas into main points
Shows the relationships among your ideas
It helps ensure your essay has balance