Lastly, students should present the thesis statement.
It is essential that this thesis statement be appropriately narrowed to follow the guidelines set forth in the assignment.
: Some confusion may occur between the argumentative essay and the expository essay.
These two genres are similar, but the argumentative essay differs from the expository essay in the amount of pre-writing (invention) and research involved.
Each paragraph should be limited to the discussion of one general idea.
This will allow for clarity and direction throughout the essay.In addition, such conciseness creates an ease of readability for one’s audience.It is important to note that each paragraph in the body of the essay must have some logical connection to the thesis statement in the opening paragraph.Copyright ©1995-2018 by The Writing Lab & The OWL at Purdue and Purdue University. This material may not be published, reproduced, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our terms and conditions of fair use.As noted in the paragraph above, a successful and well-rounded argumentative essay will also discuss opinions not aligning with the thesis.It is unethical to exclude evidence that may not support the thesis.Argumentative assignments may also require empirical research where the student collects data through interviews, surveys, observations, or experiments.Detailed research allows the student to learn about the topic and to understand different points of view regarding the topic so that she/he may choose a position and support it with the evidence collected during research.Expository essays are often used for in-class writing exercises or tests, such as the GED or GRE.Argumentative essay assignments generally call for extensive research of literature or previously published material.