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Mary E. Dinsmore

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How to write an argumentative essay on unknown topic?
« on: February 16, 2018, 11:28:38 AM »

It is very easy to prepare an essay if the topic assigned to the task is well known. We can write freely for a known topic. However, students get stuck with the unknown topics. I got an assignment to prepare an argumentative essay and I have purposefully chosen an unknown topic. Because the reason behind this assignment is to learn how to collect the relevant data, do research and analyze it to use as evidence. So can I get some tips to know how to deal with a topic which havenít encountered before?
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Caroline T. Tafolla

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Re: How to write an argumentative essay on unknown topic?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2018, 04:36:27 AM »

Commonly argumentive essays are assigned as a part of an advanced composition. As you have mentioned in your thread sometimes the essay topic is well known and you can write freely as you wish. However, students get stuck with topics that are purposefully assigned as unknown to them. The main reason to write an argumentive essay is to investigate the given topic; collect all the data, and analyze the evidence, and then establish the topic in a concise manner. It is common that all good argumentative essay topics are controversial. There will be two or more points of view on the issue and the writer should find enough evidence to prove his/her point of view. While writing an argumentative paper on a known or unknown topic you should make your point of view and support more logically and trustworthy.
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