Read on to discover some useful tips, hints, and tactics.
Let us start with some steps you should follow when writing an argumentative essay.
Develop three distinct, yet unified, body paragraphs to support the claims in your thesis.
For example, if you're arguing that standardized tests don't accurately represent a student's academic strengths or problem-solving capabilities, one body paragraph might discuss the shortcomings of ACT and SAT tests, another might explain why some academic skills and abilities aren't represented by standardized tests and a third why some students struggle to perform well on timed tests, despite their knowledge and understanding of the material.
Incorporate transitional words and phrases throughout your paper to unify your five paragraphs.
Otherwise, your paper will seem short, abrupt and choppy.
Address counterarguments in the body of your essay -- always treating opposing viewpoints with courtesy and respect -- and explain how those arguments don't hold up.
Create a compelling conclusion that brings your argument to a close.
These are some general steps; without them, you simply won’t write a persuasive essay.
Still, if you want your paper to hit the bulls-eye and change the way your reader thinks, you need a few tactics.