Argument, how do you write the text for an argument?
There are many texts that are being written. However, few texts can often really convince the reader. Writing a convincing text is a separate writing task. It is best to learn how to structure a good convincing text. After all, a convincing text can be of great benefit to the writer. The content of an argument has a fixed structure. In practice, many people have a problem writing a good speech and often hire a professional copywriter for it.
Why do people write an argument?
To convince other people, a convincing text is often written. A text that is built up from a general basic information and is supported with convincing arguments and a conclusion. A written argument therefore always has a very convincing text on paper. After all, in an argument the writer always tries to convince his readers that he / she is right. The writer therefore always tries to substantiate his right with valid arguments. The arguments are supported by irrefutable facts and recognizable (practical) examples. In this way the writer tries to convince the reader that his point of view and / or position is correct.
Structure of an argument
An argument is always started with determining the subject that the argument should be about. In addition, we always try to come up with a catchy head. Then there are six steps that must be performed in order to write a good argument. If a step is skipped or the text of a step is not written correctly, then the text of the argument may have insufficient support and in that case the reader may be quite quickly inclined to disagree with the arguments formulated.
The six steps
- (short) description of what the subject is about;
- Formulation of what must be proven (statement / opinion);
- What arguments are there to support the statement / opinion;
- What counter arguments can be formulated / invented;
- How can the counter-arguments be contradicted;
- What is the (final) conclusion.
Length of the argument
The structure of an argument is always the same. However, the text length of the different steps may differ. The length of an argument can therefore differ per topic and there is no maximum length for an argument or part of an argument. After all, the length of an argument always depends and is closely related to the number of arguments in favor or against the opinion / statement.
Example of a structure of an argument
Topic: writing can be learned
Step 1: Introduction
Description of the topic with a current example. The wording should draw and hold the reader.
Step 2: statement / opinion / argument
Description or description of what must be proven; ensure that the formulation offers the opportunity to provide sufficient positive arguments
In this example: writing an argument can be learned
Step 3: arguments for
In this example: You can learn to write by practicing
Step 4: Counter-arguments
In this example: You must have studied to write an argument
Step 5: Refute the counter argument
In this example: A good speech writer does not need to have a college degree
Step 6: conclusion
The conclusion is actually the most important step. In the conclusion all important elements are repeated and the final opinion on the subject is given and also substantiated with evidence.
In this example: writing a good argument can be learned (by practicing)
It is very important that throughout the argument an attempt is made to convince the reader, since convincing the reader is the main goal of every argument.