Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Argumentative papers, part of Writing a Research Paper.
- [Instructor] We've all tried to convince someone…that our viewpoint is correct.…You may have even argued with that person;…raised voices, angry looks, clenched fists,…but that's not the image we should have…for an argumentive paper.…Even though some of the experts differentiate between…the persuasive paper and the argumentive paper,…we use the terms interchangeably for this discussion.…The purpose of both is to convince the reader…that the writer has a valid point,…to look at the other side,…and to organize the persuasive elements in a clear,…logically supported pattern.…
In college, an exam question that makes a statement…and then asks if you agree or disagree,…is asking you for an argumentive response.…If you ask for a raise,…you'll want to support the request with specific facts.…Increased job responsibility,…high performance job reviews, higher productivity.…In other words, you are arguing with concrete evidence.…Argumentive/persuasive papers use logic and reason,…rational thinking,…to show that one side of a controversial topic is stronger,…
- Understanding the different types of research papers
- Researching the topic
- Brainstorming your focus
- Developing a thesis statement
- Writing topic sentences
- Composing a title
- Using a style guide
- Formatting your paper
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Examining Types of Research Papers
2. Preparing to Write
3. Writing the Paper
4. Citing Sources
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