Argumentative composition

Writing argumentative essays is a regular assignment for college and high school students. Argumentative essay themes typically have something to do with science, technology, politics, or health care.‍

An essay that makes an argument on a topic is called an argumentative essay. In a strong argumentative essay, the author makes an effort to persuade readers to agree with and comprehend their point of view on a subject by outlining their logic and supplying supporting data.

  1. Introductory paragraph. The first paragraph of your essay should outline the topic, provide background information necessary to understand your argument, outline the evidence you will present and states your thesis.
  2. The thesis statement. This is part of your first paragraph. It is a concise, one-sentence summary of your main point and claim.
  3. Body paragraphs. A typical argumentative essay comprises three or more paragraphs that explain the reasons why you support your thesis. Each body paragraph should cover a different idea or piece of evidence and contain a topic sentence that clearly and concisely explains why the reader should agree with your position. Body paragraphs are where you back up your claims with examples, research, statistics, studies, and text citations. Address opposing points of view and disprove them or explain why you disagree with them. Presenting facts and considering a topic from every angle adds credibility and will help you gain a reader’s trust.
  4. Conclusion. One paragraph that restates your thesis and summarizes all of the arguments made in your body paragraphs. Rather than introducing new facts or more arguments, a good conclusion will appeal to a reader’s emotions. In some cases, writers will use a personal anecdote explaining how the topic personally affects them.


Argumentative essays should have a clear framework to make them simple for readers to understand. An argumentative essay's objective is to succinctly describe a point of view, a line of reasoning, and supporting details. An effective argumentative essay should have the following format: