Argumentative Essay Paper: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following do argumentative essays use to convince readers?

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1. What side of the argument should the argumentative essay focus on?

2. Ralph has just finished writing his argumentative essay. Which of the following should Ralph do next with his essay?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The argumentative essay relies on logic and evidence to prove or disprove a thesis. Test your understanding of writing an argumentative essay with this quiz and worksheet. You will read about the structure and purpose of an argumentative essay as well as what to avoid when writing one.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • How argumentative essays convince readers
  • Which side of the argument the essay focuses on
  • Things that will undermine an essay's effectiveness

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the structure of an argumentative essay
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding credible sources and the presentation of evidence
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to write an effective argumentative essay
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast argumentative and persuasive essays

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing an argumentative essay, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the purpose of an argumentative essay
  • Understand what a thesis is
  • Study the structure and features of an argumentative essay
  • Discuss reliable sources
  • Identify logical fallacies