[SOLVED] argument essay assignment
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Argument Essay Assignment Word count: 550-750 words/
Topic: Electronic Cigarettes and Vapors are Harmful to Your Health
Once you decide on a thesis statement, begin outlining your ideas. For this type of paper, you are basically providing reasons to support your position. Do some prewriting to generate ideas. If you already know your reasons, list as many as you can, and then choose the three strongest reasons to use in your essay.
Your paper should begin with an introductory paragraph that ends with your thesis statement. Follow your introductory paragraph with at least three body paragraphs that develop your thesis statement (central idea), and end with a concluding paragraph that brings closure to your paper. For this assignment, one of your body paragraphs must be a refutation paragraph.
In a refutation paragraph, you address the naysayers, or those who disagree with your position. Choose two or three of the strongest objections to your position and answer these objections. In a refutation paragraph, you are basically poking holes in the opposing point of view.
You might place it after your introductory paragraph so that you can address the opposing points of view as a springboard to your argument. However, if your refutation is your last body paragraph (before your concluding paragraph), then you can address the opposing point of view after you have made your own position clear. The placement of your refutation paragraph depends upon how you are developing your argument.