Don’t be afraid to tell others exactly how you think things should go because that’s what we expect from an argument paper. There is an old kung-fu saying which states, "The hand that strikes also blocks", meaning that when you argue it is to your advantage to anticipate your opposition and strike down their arguments within the body of your own paper.
This sentiment is echoed in the popular saying, "The best defense is a good offense".
An argument essay, as with all essays, should contain three parts: the introduction, the body, and the conclusion.
The length of paragraphs in these parts will vary depending on the length of your essay assignment.
Though there are plenty of times in your life when it’s best to adopt a balanced perspective and try to understand both sides of a debate, this isn’t one of them.
You MUST choose one side or the other when you write an argument paper!
Avoid emotional language that can sound irrational.
Know the difference between a logical conclusion and an emotional point of view.
One of your essay's first objectives will be to assess both sides of your issue.
Consider strong arguments for both your side, as well as the "other" side—in order to shoot their statements down.