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What is an argument in an essay?

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An argument is a main idea that is backed up with evidence that supports it. The happy days of being given a topic about which you can write are over.

How do you write an argument in an essay?

  • If you turn the topic into a question, you’ll get an answer. A big question in the title of your essay is a good place to start.
  • Then refute the argument.
  • Give a brief outline of your main points.

How do you write an argument?

  • Make sure the question is correct. You don’t get points for arguing a case that wasn’t asked to be argued.
  • You should support your argument with good reason.
  • Good support is important for your view.
  • Don’t deal with disagreements.
  • Be concise.
  • A good essay can be written.

We present arguments when writing politicians, explain our side in disputes and encourage friends and family to support causes that are close to our hearts. The merits of advanced engineering or automatic steering and braking, which may or may not have anything to do with higher speed limits on highways, could easily be argued.

No matter how you feel about the opposing viewpoint, never use ad hominem, straw man, or other types of rhetorical attacks. Having good, factual data as well as presenting your viewpoint in ordered steps that are easy for your reader to understand and follow is part of justifying your point. The use of definitions, statistical analyses, facts, testimonials, historical precedents, and any other information that would be relevant to your topic and your point is included.

How do you start an argument?

  • You should adopt a one-size-fits-all approach.
  • The words “never” and “always” should be used.
  • Say that you’re wrong.
  • Don’t listen in a way that makes the other person feel unimportant.
  • Don’t give up on engaging with an angry person.
Deborah W. Nason Writer. Twitter ninja. Wannabe organizer. Avid troublemaker. Bacon geek. Tv evangelist.

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