Argumentative essay always has the goal of convincing the reader (listener) in something, changing or fixing his opinion on a certain issue in case the author’s and reader’s opinion coincide. Therefore, the basis of argument has to be clearly formulated, understandable and justified from different positions. Firstly, clearly and fully formulate the thought you want to prove.
Read the wording to several people: if they do not have questions about your position, then it would be appropriate to explore the structure. Complete academic essay writing consists of 3 parts: thesis that includes idea, judgment, position that you formulated and which you will prove; arguments (each of them should serve as a visual, accomplished, and therefore convincing proof of your thoughts); conclusion (it essentially repeats the thesis, but brings it to a new level with broad generalizations, forecasts, recommendations, etc.). It is essential do not involve new thoughts and ideas to conclusion.
An optional, but desirable part is a short introduction, the question by which the reader will engage in a dialogue, to identify the essence and urgency of the problem.
Example. The theme of composition-reasoning is “First Love …”. It is possible to talk about the first love endlessly, therefore immediately we take the first step – we formulate the thesis.
With the thesis “The first love is the most important stage in a person’s life that will affect all future relationships and the personality itself”, the introduction can be: “For teenagers, it becomes the meaning of life, and in adults it causes an indulgent smile.”
The main part in any essay it is body paragraph, that in argumentative essay consists of arguments. It should occupy not less than 2/3 of the total volume. The optimal number for a small (school or examination) essay is three. The best arguments are widely known as historical facts (which can be easily found in authoritative sources – encyclopedias, reference books, scientific works, etc.). To pick up the arguments correctly, mentally each time, pronounce your thesis and ask from him the question “Why?” Eventually, we reached to the conclusion which deepens the thesis, contains – even if not explicit – advice, rules, offers forecasts.
Example. The first love, no matter what age it may be, can make a man and a tough, ruthless cynic, and an incorrigible romantic, and a realist who does not exclude any opportunities for himself.