The Argumentative Essay. “. . .a writer tries to persuade readers to adopt his or her point of view about a given issue.” “. . .the underlying aim of argumentative essays is to use words to make a difference.” drawn from Section 7 of Scribner. A good persuasive argument. . .
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“. . .a writer tries to persuade readers to adopt his or her point of view about a given issue.”
“. . .the underlying aim of argumentative essays is to use words to make a difference.”
drawn from Section 7 of Scribner
If you break out in hives every time you eat chocolate, you most likely will generalize from those specific instances and reason that eating chocolate caused the hives in you.
Be aware that observations need to be accurate:
You may consider whether you are allergic to other things besides chocolate.(Did the pizza with anchovies you ate before the chocolate dessert have something to do with your reaction?)
Since the major premise of thisexample rests on a shaky assumption (it cannot be supported with evidence), the argumentis not true. But the structure is valid.
In most instances, wearing Gap clothes (or any other brand or type of clothing) does not ensure automatic popularity. Other factors, such as academic or athletic ability, sense of humor, physical characteristics, friends, and others, influence acceptance.
The topic, in this example, is how best to use a high school's library budget. One special interest group in the community wants to build new storage space for books that few people consult; the other groupwants to weed out the older books and spend most of the money for new books. These two groups are locked in a standoff, recognizing no middle ground.
Although our local library has a significant problem with dwindling storage space, gaps in the social studies, science, and fiction collections make it imperative that additional books be purchased. Placing low-circulation books into secondary storage at an alternative location and a concerted effort by the librarian to replace bulky periodicals with microfilm can create sufficient space for supplementing the collection for five more years.