Ch 2: Writing Argumentative Essays

About This Chapter

Improve your argumentative essay writing skills with this self-paced study guide chapter. These online study resources can help you quickly prepare for upcoming exams and refresh your English composition knowledge.

Writing Argumentative Essays - Chapter Summary

To review the essential components of strong argumentative essays, review the bite-sized lessons in this English composition study guide chapter. These lessons contain concise definitions of important essay parts as well as memorable examples that demonstrate the functions of argument formation, reasoning, and audience considerations. After completing a lesson, you can reinforce what you've studied by taking the accompanying self-assessment quiz. Our instructors are available to answer any questions you may have, and you can access these lessons at any time that's convenient.

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Differentiate between argumentative essays and persuasive essays
  • Identify and explain the different parts of a well-crafted argument
  • Structure your essay's argument based on your audience
  • Use evidence and reasoning to support your essay's claims
  • Understand what you should include in your essay's conclusion

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