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Argumentative Essay

Argumentative Essay Options

For our final essay, we will be arguing for positive change.

A. Arguing a Solution to a Problem

  1. Position. Take a clear position on an arguable topic.
  2. Reasons. Develop main reasons, keeping audience in mind.
  3. Evidence. Support all reasons with strong research.
  4. Opposition. Acknowledge the opposing argument and take it out.

B. Agree or Disagree with a Reading from our Textbook

  1. Summarize the article and argument.
  2. Agree or Disagree but add something.
  3. Incorporate research to argue your position.

C. Take a Position on a Controversial Topic

  1. Present the controversial topic.
  2. Give pro arguments.
  3. Give con arguments.
  4. Take a position.
  5. Integrate research to argue your position.


  • Five Sources (Two+ scholarly)
  • MLA citations and Works Cited
  • 1,000+ Words
  • Clear Purpose and Thesis
  • Brief description of the problem
  • Argue a clear solution
  • Use research as evidence
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