Introduction to Argument Essay


The idea of an argument often conjures up images of two people yelling and screaming in anger. In writing, however, an argument is very different. An argument is a reasoned opinion supported and explained by evidence. To argue effectively in writing is to advance knowledge and ideas in a positive, persuasive way. Written arguments often fail when they employ ranting rather than reasoning.

In this module, you will develop your skills in argumentative and persuasive writing.

Module Outcomes

After successfully completing this module, you should be able to:

  1. Determine the purpose and structure of an argumentative essay.
  2. Understand how to write an argumentative essay.