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

    Introduction

    Developing your Argument

    Refuting the Counter Argument

    Conclusion

    Understanding the Format

    PURPOSE

    To provide the reader with a complete summary of the topic, and clearly indicate what your own point of view is and why this view is the best option.

    METHODOLOGY

    The essay should be written in such a way that it leads the reader to a logical and obvious conclusion.

    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.

    Hook

    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.

     

    Background

    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).

     

    Thesis.

    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.

    Claim

    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
    town

     

    Evidence

    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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