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        <p>Writing an essay opens up the mind of the writer and showcases
their creativity. Argumentative Essay writing requires skills such as
research, analytical thinking and good writing. You should also have
skills to substantiate your arguments and bring them to a logical
conclusion. The techniques develop overtime and with practice you can
become a perfectionist in framing high quality argumentative essays. As a
writer you need to win over the readers and make them accept their point
of view. If you are writing an argumentative essay it is important that
you write on a topic which you have knowledge about and you feel that you
can win over the audience with your arguments. Examples of some
controversial topics are abortion, capital punishment and euthanasia.
There are pros and cons of writing about these controversial topics. One
disadvantage is that the evaluator is already familiar with the topic and
knows the arguments that you are most likely to give. So he reads the
essay with a definite mindset which may be difficult to change. The
advantage is the topic itself. There are many points that you might bring
out in favor of the topic. <br>

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Now let us understand how you should write an argumentative essay. If
you have the liberty to choose the topic it is advisable that you choose
a well thought out controversial topic. Research the topic thoroughly by
going through the latest magazine, visit libraries, watch news channels
and discussions on television. Doing these exercises will definitely help
you to get clear ideas on the topic. You need to be affirmative when you
state the argument topic. If you are writing on outsourcing the first
sentence can be “Outsourcing Information Technology to lower cost
destinations is definitely going to help American companies gain
competitive edge and win market share from their European and Japanese
competitors”. If you start it by saying “Outsourcing may be of help
to American companies― it does not create the kind of impact that is
expected of an argumentative essay. The essay should all along have a
moderate tone. If you take an aggressive and harsh approach the reader
may reciprocate with equal vengeance. All along your essay should convey
the message that you respect the reader’s point of view but keep
insisting on your argument.   This can help you win over the reader and
bring about a change in his mindset. <br>

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An argumentative essay should be well researched and it should be
composed strategically broken down into paragraphs. The first paragraph
should have general introduction to the problem and statement to your
opinion. The second and third paragraph should have a history to the
problem, past attempts which were made to achieve a solution. It should
also mention the sources referred. The third and fourth paragraph should
give the seriousness of the problem and the repercussions if the problem
is not solved. The final paragraph should draw the conclusion and
summarize the main ideas of the topic. Following the steps above you can
definitely compose an argumentative essay which will get appreciation
from the readers. <br>
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