The function of an argumentative essay is to show that your assertion (opinion, theory, and hypothesis) about some phenomenon or phenomena is correct or more truthful than others'. The art of argumentation is not an easy skill to acquire. Many people might think that if one simply has an opinion, one can argue it successfully, and these folks are always surprised when others don't agree with them because their logic seems so correct. Argumentative writing is the act of forming reasons, making inductions, drawing conclusions, and applying them to the case in discussion; the operation of inferring propositions, not known or admitted as true, from facts or principles known, ...view middle of the document...
Popular argumentative essay topics could be:
• Animal testing
• Capital punishment
• Security cameras and privacy
• Retirement age
• The use of animals in scientific research
• Government and family planning
All these essay topics give you a chance to develop an argument in your future essay. The best idea is to choose essay topics that really matter to you. You have to have the strong personal opinion on the topic you are planning to discuss in your argumentative essay.
Argumentation is a crucial skill in life. People in the media, business, academia and politics constantly use argumentation styles to persuade viewers and opponents over to their side of an issue. There are many different aspects of argumentation and many different categories of argument styles. A person may adopt one style for logical argument and another style for rhetoric, for example.
• The rhetorical side of argument consists of everything we do through voice tone, diction and body language to persuade people of the validity of a position. There are several different rhetorical styles that can be used in argumentation. A high-volume rhetorical style emphasizes the use of volume to dominate an argument, while a persistent argumentative style uses repetition of key questions and concepts. An antagonistic style of argument does not argue the point at hand but instead seeks to perpetuate argument by fueling any discussion with provocative statements.
• The logical aspect of argument is the set of inference rules we use to arrive at logical conclusions. Inductive...