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An argument essay is set up in a special way so that it will be as convincing as possible. Your introduction should include the basic outline of what you will be discussing, and, of course, your thesis statement. Here is an example of the bones of a paper.


Joanne Idealist

Professor Amazing

English 1

15 June 2006

Fancy Title

Interesting and relevant introduction. More interesting information that

is pertinent to your paper follows. A thesis that is argumentative, and spells

out each argument you are going to make in the order they will be made.

A topic sentence. Any background information that is necessary for the

reader to know in order to understand your argument. Historical information,

or scientific information, comes here. Transition.

Another topic sentence. Your opinion on this topic sentence. A

paraphrase, quote or summary that backs up your opinion on this topic.

Transition.

Another topic sentence. Opinion on this topic sentence. A paraphrase,

quote or summary that backs up your opinion on this topic. Transition.

A topic sentence that shows the other side of the story, otherwise

known as the rebuttal. Other people's opinions about the issue. Your reasons

why this rebuttal is not valid. Quotes, paraphrase or summary from an

outside source backing up your argument against the rebuttal. Transition.

A concluding sentence that sums up your position on the topic. What

should the reader do about it? Why should they care? Tell them what the so

what, or the big picture is.




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