How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay


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Where should you choose to refute potential opposing views in a document?

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1. Why would you want to take the time to outline your paper before you write it?

2. Proving that an idea is false or untrue in your writing involves doing what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several ways to construct a strong written argument, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of how to do it properly. You'll be assessed on these writing techniques.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

More specifically, you'll have to know about:

  • When to refute potential opposing views in an essay
  • The importance of outlining a paper before writing it
  • What refuting an idea involves

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related writing lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding appropriate evidence in support of an argument and what it might include
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about a consequence related to not refuting potential opposing views

Additional Learning

The lesson, How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay, details these objectives:

  • Understand the construction of a persuasive essay
  • Know how to structure body paragraphs and major argument points
  • Learn tips to strengthen an argument