Writing Best Argumentative Essay
Understanding how arguments work in the real world is the first step to creating our own effective arguments. Thus, for the Argument Analysis assignment, you will analyze the structure and content of the following essay:
“Raising a multilingual family is hard – what makes it work? (Links to an external site.)” by Olga Mecking, Aeon (PDF)
When you are ready to start composing your analysis, make sure to review the chapters “An Introduction to Argument,” “The Four Pillars of Argument,” and “Writing a Rhetorical Analysis” in Practical Argument.
In your analysis you mustidentify the thesis of the essay in question describe the types of evidence used by the author to defend the thesis, and assess whether the evidence is logical and effective.
A superior analysis may also identify the assumptions made in the essay and assess whether readers are likely to agree with thoseassumptions.
Your analysis should present a thesis and offer convincing evidence in support of every claim that you make. As a model for your own paper, you are encouraged to apply the concepts and examples described in the “Rhetorical Analysis” chapter of the textbook.
Need help getting started? Use this prewriting guide or this worksheet for argument analysis (Links to an external site.)
Need help revising and editing? Use this revision and editing guide. These guides from The Little Seagull Handbook are helpful as well: Editing
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At minimum, every paper written for [English class] must address the assignment prompt and communicate adequately using standard grammar and punctuation. If the paper does not address the prompt or fails to meet the minimum word requirement, the paper will receive no credit.
Failure to use correct grammar and punctuation will result in a failing grade if the errors are so significant or frequent that they disrupt communication.