What course of action should people take? Why? Questions like these can lead to an argumentative essay. In this chapter, you will write an argumentative—or opinion—essay that uses research to support your ideas. These essays are one of the most common types of essays in university writing classes.
Appendix A is an optional unit that can be done instead of or in combination with Persuasive Essays. The Sources: Paraphrasing, Explore Other Genres: Reflections, Timed Writing 6, and Integrated Writing 6 from the Persuasive Essay unit can also be used with this Argumentative Essay unit.