Argumentative Writing – An Overview

ENGL 1302 – FALL 2018

Alex Kurian – NLC

Argumentative Writing – An Overview


What is argument/arguing?

Not a fight!!

Argumentative writing – taking a strong personal position on a significant, social, controversial issue, and by the use of evidence and specific strategies, explaining that position, defending that position, responding to counterarguments for that position, and suggesting a solution for that position.


Argumentative Writing as a Process

The aim is to produce something that is understandable and persuasive.

Proper paradigm/perspective

Specific evidence

Clear language/definition of terms (recognizing their denotations and connotations)