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Chicago, IL, United States, 2006/04/16 - A good argumentative essay always makes the reader to believe his or her point of view. It means showing the main points and explaining why the reader should change his or her point of view..
A really good argumentative essay leads the reader to understand why his point of view is the only one that is correct.
Before writing an argumentative essay or term paper, ask the question whether it is a controversial issue with more than one point of view. Next, create a clear thesis showing where the writer is going and what his point of view is from the beginning. The thesis statement must state the writer’s opinion. Remember the thesis is going to show the reader that the writer believes in his point of view. Remember, it is important to show the reader where you are going and what will be the end result. It is important to convince the reader that his point of view is incorrect.
It is time to begin researching the topic. Research not only the point of view of the writer, but also the point of view the reader may have. Obtain some solid evidence. Facts, statistics, examples, and anecdotes are important in convincing the reader. What do the facts state about the topic? What are the statistics? Obtain the evidence from journal articles, books, good web evidence, magazines, or interviews. The only way to change the reader’s mind is to have evidence that shows the writer’s point of view is correct.
Ask questions about the problem. What is the problem? Who is affected by the problem? When does the problem happen and why? How do others solve the problem? What do you know about the problem? What needs to be learned about the problem to convince the reader that he is wrong? The five w’s are important when researching: when, where, why, where, and how.
Create an outline with the main points. The first paragraph of the essay is the introduction. Use facts, statistics, anecdotes, or examples that will grab the attention of the reader. The first paragraph usually has the thesis in it. The next paragraph should discuss the point of view about the topic. Give some facts or use examples.
The fourth paragraph presents the other side of the argument. Why does the reader believe the way he or she does? Give evidence showing why these points are incorrect. The next paragraph counter argues the points of the reader and shows why the reader is incorrect.
The last paragraph is the conclusion. This should be a brief summary of what has been stated. Give a take away value for the reader to think about later on. A question is often used by some writers.
Never turn in an argumentative essay without proofreading it. Read the essay out loud. How does it sound? Make any corrections that are needed. Ask a friend to read the essay. Change any mistakes. Run the spell checker, but always proofread and make any necessary changes. Read the custom essay again. Listen for any grammar, punctuation, or spelling mistakes. Are there any incomplete sentences? Are there transitions? It is suggested to rewrite any essays at least three times. Never turn in an argumentative essay until you feel it is the best work you can do.