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Good Ways To Start An Argumentative Essay: Advice For Newbies



In order to assist you with the writing process that is used to complete a high quality argumentative essay, the following outlines various steps to consider when completing the work.

Choosing a good argumentative topic to write about

Initially, unless you already have a topic in mind, you will need to carry out brainstorming techniques in order to come up with a good idea for your essay. Ideally, the topic should have two or more conflicting sides to an argument, and potentially it could be an issue that you are passionate about.

Decide which side you will argue for and make a list of any important points you want to bring up

If you are particularly passionate about the topic that you choose to write about then you may have already made your mind up as to which side you wish to argue for; however, if this is not the case then you have to consider which side you think you will be able to write more persuasively about.

Alternatively, you may wish to even test your skills by writing about the point of view which opposes your own.

Once you’ve decided which side you wish to argue for, you will need to make a list of any of the most important points that you wish to bring up in order to persuade the reader about the stance that you have decided take.

Writing your introduction

With a topic and arguments in mind, you will then need to start the writing process. You will begin by writing an introduction that essentially outlines the topic that you will be discussing, as well as stating which side of the argument you wish to take.

Using a new paragraph for each argument that you make

The length of your essay will most likely be determined by how many words you’re allowed to write or, alternatively, how many paragraphs you should include. For example, you may have been asked to write a five paragraph essay and, if this is the case, then the middle three paragraphs will make up the body section. These three paragraphs will each represent a new argument.

Writing your conclusion

Having written your argument in the body section, you will then need to tie everything together in the conclusion. The conclusion will not bring in any new arguments, but will simply aim to demonstrate why your point of view is correct, based on the arguments that you have already provided.