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English 101 Argumentative Essay Assignment Guide

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Argumentative Essay

What is an Argumentative Essay?

An argumentative essay is a type of essay where you present a central claim, take a stance on the issue, and provide informative Pro's (supporting ideas) and Con's (opposing ideas) of the claim/issue. The idea is to persuade an opposing audience using an argument based on evidence and warrants.

ar·gu·men·ta·tive

[ahr-gyuh-men-tuh-tiv]

adjective

  1. Fond of or given to argument and dispute; disputatious; contentious: The law students were an unusually argumentative group.
  2. Of or characterized by argument; controversial: an argumentative attitude toward political issues.
  3. Law. Arguing or containing arguments suggesting that a certain fact tends toward a certain conclusion.

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