The Argumentative Essay. Everything you need to know to write one!. Step One. Choose a controversial topic that interests you. Step Two. Do some reading on the topic. Here is a website that might help you: www.gc.maricopa.edu/English/topicarg.html. Step Three. Write a thesis statement.
Everything you need to know to write one!
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.