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Great Argumentative Writing Skills

Sometimes, you may want to make great argumentative writing to communicate concepts or make a case against a position or share unique ideas. And whether you are writing an argumentative piece for school, a work project or just to serve an artistic purpose, structuring your points of view in the correct manner may be the way to write a compelling argument. In addition, mastering argument writing may become a way for you to master the skills needed for making structured and convincing arguments with other people. In this post, we are going to look at the top argument writing skills that will enable you to put your view across in a clear, professional, and convincing manner. This is by following the rhetorical triangle.

Decide on what you are arguing

Before you begin your writing, you need to take your time to formalize your writing ideas. Decide on what you are going to write about as well as the decisions that you have for writing. With that reason, you need to think of how to prove your point. From these points, you can think of the thesis statement that clearly tells of the point that you want to pass across. The thesis is one of the most important parts of writing an argument because it explains what the writer wants to say. Although a thesis statement can just be one short sentence, it usually carries the main message that you want the reader to get. The thesis statement can also introduce the rest of the paper to the reader. After you are done with the outline, you can then continue to complete the rest of the paper.

Outline your ideas

Although it is not a must that you come up with an outline of your argument, you should consider the reasons why you want to come up with the paper. Begin your thesis by thinking of two reasons why readers should agree with your claims. This is effectively done by using an Aristotlean triangle that will clearly guide you to writing a good argument. In doing so, you can use data, quotes, anecdotes and other supporting information to back up your claims. In the outline, you need to identify the evidence that you will use for each of your points.

When beginning to write your paper by following the rhetorical appeals, you need to start with your strongest ideas while being backed by the strong evidence that you have. All this is going to help you come up with an evidence paper that is convincing. Here, you should be sure to include all the counterclaims and rebuttals that you would like to add in the paper. You can create an order to ensure that your points flow well.

Write an introductory paragraph

In the first paragraph, you need to introduce your reader to the topic slowly. In doing so, itís advisable to look at the background information that could further shed more light on the topic. This can enable your readers to understand your point of view on the topic. By using the right logos in this paragraph, people will be able to see the authority that you have on the topic. This is very important for it can enable you to make a statement early on in your argument.


Rhetorical triangles play a key role when making an argumentative piece as it enables you to pass your views and ideas in a more structured manner. By implementing the above while writing a paper, you will be in a position to make better arguments that can help you hold up an argument in a professional manner.

-- Abdul Alim - 2023-06-27


Topic revision: r1 - 2023-06-27 - AbdulAlim
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