The Argumentative Essay Everything you need to know to write one! A PowerPoint Presentation by Cara Gratton Step One Choose a controversial topic that interests you. We are becoming overwhelmingly dependent on computers. Is this dependence on computers a good thing or should we be more suspicious of their benefits? Is there too much of commercialism in the Internet? Should the animals be used for scientific research? Is it humanly? Should drivers of automobiles be prohibited from using cellular phones? Euthanasia as a way of relieving ill people's pain and save them from the tortures of their illness. Do we have the right to take people's life, if after all life is the greatest charisma? Human beings do not need to eat meat in order to maintain good health because they can get all their food needs from meatless products and meatless substances. A vegetarian diet is as healthy as a diet containing meat. Argue for or against the opinion above. Step Three Write a thesis statement. Step Four three ideas to support your Choose argument. Step Five the opposing arguments. If Consider you were arguing with your friends, how would they try to prove you were wrong? Step Six Organize your ideas into an outline. Paragraph 1 – Introduction includes thesis statement and supporting ideas Paragraph 2 – Opposing argument and your refutation Paragraph 3 – Opposing argument and your refutation Paragraph 4 – Your strongest supporting argument Paragraph 5 – Conclusion includes restatement of thesis and supporting ideas. Make a prediction, a recommendation, or a summary. Step 7 Follow your outline and write the essay. Be sure to edit your writing for grammar, spelling, and word choice errors. Good Luck!
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