How to Write Argumentative Essays
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An argumentative essay presents two sides of any given topic. It uses evidences and facts to prove whether or not a thesis is true.
Format of an Argumentative Essay
Developing your Argument
Refuting the Counter Argument
Understanding the Format
How to Write an Argumentative Essay?
Section 1: INTRODUCTION
This briefly explains the topic of essay in order to familiarize the reader with the topic. It is the foundation of your whole essay.
The very first sentence comprises of a “hook.” A hook is a sentence which catches the attention of your reader.
A very recent data analysis predicts that by the year 2050, around 64% of the world
population, belonging to the developing countries will be urbanized.
The next part of the introduction needs to provide a detailed background information on the topic.
The reasons can be many, but undoubtedly, for countries that rely heavily on the rural
population for their economic development, faces severity with this issue of Urbanization. The
impact of this trend is seen most in the Third world countries, which are either developing or
under developed (Eckert and Kohler, 2014).
The thesis ideally is the last sentence of the introduction. This is where you clearly state your position on the topic along with a reason for the same.
The report shall also suggest policies that need to be in place for enabling better and
healthy living conditions to the common people drifting towards towns and cities. An
argumentative approach for understanding the various perspectives of the concern of high
Urbanization has been taken.
SECTION 2: ARGUMENT
The most important part of any argument is how you develop your argument as thoroughly as possible.
A claim is a statement you made by the writer in order to support a particular argument.
Resource shortage is a rising concern that in turn is raising the cost of living in urban
Evidence refers to factual information from reliable sources. Every claim needs to be backed by supporting evidence.
The Pollution caused by urban city of Dhaka has reached alarming levels with
density of airborne particulate matter reached 463 micrograms per cubic meter (mcm) as
reported by Department of Environment for the country (Fair, 2005).
SECTION 3: REFUTING THE COUNTER ARGUMENT
In this part of your argumentative essay, you state the counter views and opinions and then offer a rebuttal for the same.
“Opponents of insect eating from the Beef Council of America say that it is too difficult and time consuming to catch crickets, so it is not easy to gather enough food for a meal, whereas a cow is large and contains a lot of meat for many meals.”
“According to researchers Cerritos and Cano-Santana, the best time to harvest crickets is to catch them in the hour just before sunrise when they are least active. What’s more, it is easy to develop the infrastructure to farm crickets in a way that is more sustainable than cattle farming.”
SECTION 4: CONCLUSION
The conclusion has two important aspects –
- Restate the importance of your issue.
- Show the implications in the scenario that your argument is incorporated.
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