- How do I get an A?
argumentative writing. These standards are listed below.
What is an Argumentative Essay?
Here are two examples of argumentative essays. They are both written by the same author, and in each one, he takes a different position. You can see he leads each argument with facts, not opinions, but his position is still conveyed through the facts he chooses to focus on and how he interprets them.
Pro School Choice
AgAINST SCHOOL CHOICE
Common Core State Standards
To see these standards "translated" into kid-friendly language, click and view the file below.
- What is the difference between an argumentative essay and a persuasive essay?
explain your side of the issue. This is not acceptable in argumentative essays.
In argumentative writing, the writer tries to explain an entire argument--both sides of a debatable issue. After they present facts and research about both sides, the author explains why one side has better evidence and why that evidence "wins." The writer can only use facts and logic, not emotions, to convince the reader which side is
the smart choice to pick.
For more information, read this article on SmekensEducation.com: Argument v. Persuasive