Essays and Arguments: A Handbook for Writing Student Essays

Essays and Arguments: A Handbook for Writing Student Essays

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How does one help undergraduate students learn quickly how to produce effectively organized, persuasive, well-reasoned essays? This book offers a straightforward, systematic introduction to some of the key elements of the construction of arguments in essay form. The focus here is on practical advice that will prove immediately useful to studentsa¬Ä¬Ērecommended procedures are emphasized, and detailed examples of academic and student writing are provided throughout. The book introduces the basics of argumentation before moving on to the structure and organization of essays. Planning and outlining the essay, writing strong thesis statements, organizing coherent paragraphs, and writing effective introductions and conclusions are among the subjects discussed. A separate section concisely explores issues specific to essays about literary works.In all argumentative essays, however, the first requirement is absolutely essential . ... all cases, you will need to do this before you start the main body of the argument (i.e., at the very beginning, in a section commonly called the Introduction).

Title:Essays and Arguments: A Handbook for Writing Student Essays
Author:Ian Johnston
Publisher:Broadview Press - 2015-04-28


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