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Writing Arguments

Steps to Writing an Argument

Introduce Your Argument

When we prepare an argument, there are several things we consider. 

  • We can critically analyze our own ideas and the ideas of others to weigh evidence and claims and make judgments about them.

  • We examine our methods of thinking and investigating. 

  • We present our ideas effectively and persuasively. 

Writing an effective argument follows certain steps:

Following these steps can make getting started less overwhelming and give you a sense of direction for the first draft. 

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