Argument Essay Writing. Body Paragraph Tips Rebuttal Paragraph Conclusion. Body Paragraphs. Make sure your evidence pertains to your argument, and then explain how your example pertains to your argument. Explain why the example/evidence is important (the “So what?” factor).
Body Paragraph Tips
(Use evidence from different brainstorming categories.)
“Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences.”
-- Susan B. Anthony
One instance in which a person who was not concerned about being popular and caused a reform and change in the world was Abraham Lincoln. His intent was clear from the beginning because he made it apparent that he did not care about his social standing. Once Lincoln was elected president, his willingness to fight for the equality of all was so evident that his election caused the succession of South Carolina from the union, ultimately leading to the succession of most of the southern states. Lincoln knew he would be persecuted because of his beliefs but was willing to fight for the equality for slaves. Lincoln brought about reform because he stood strong and did not worry about pleasing all of the states.
(the although… or despite… part).