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The Fundamentals Of Writing A Short Argumentative Essay


Coming up with a top-notch argumentative essay of your own is not that challenging so long you follow some basic guidelines during the creation process. In this post, we will review the basics about writing a short essay of this type step by step.

  1. Have a solid outline
  2. First of all, before you start writing, you should know the requirements of the text:

    • Extension
    • Sections
    • Content
    • Aims
    • Complexity

    Without this information, you will fail to accomplish what is expected from you. Therefore, you may commit mistakes which should be avoidable if you work without a plan: the outline. How can you create this DIY guide for this task? Simply read and summarize every requirements and instructions provided by your supervisor.

  3. Refine your thoughts
  4. Now that you have dedicated time to understanding what you should write and how, it’s time to figure out the best approach to this task. This step consists of extending your first outline so that you include more information. You can go in-depth about:

    • Section content
    • Quotes
    • References & Sources
    • Strong arguments to cite

    Once you complete this step, you will be ready to write. Let’s move forward!

  5. Brainstorm ideas
  6. If you need to complete a section, take a break and analyze the situation. Brainstorming ideas is a common practice when writing any sort of document, especially one that supports argumentation so heavily.

  7. Focus on writing
  8. Eliminate any distraction while you are writing. This is a task that requires a lot of focus. Therefore, you should have the most ideal conditions until you complete the document.

  9. Revise, correct and improve
  10. The last steps are not meant to be left for the end. In other words, you should correct your document on-the-fly as you create it. If the grammar corrector suggests a correction, pause the writing and check it out. You will be saving a lot of time correcting the text in context when you recall the meaning of the statements. At the end, what you are supposed to do is to check again. Moreover, try to improve the quality of the document dedicating more time to the synergy and the coherence.

In conclusion, creating an argumentative essay is a low profile doable task which mostly demands dedication. Attention to the details and some proofreading iterations is also recommended so as to assure a valuable output.

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