GUIDELINES FOR WRITING ARGUMENTATIVE ASSIGNMENT

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argumentative assignment

GUIDELINES FOR WRITING ARGUMENTATIVE ASSIGNMENT

Most of you can find maximum similarity between a research project and argumentative assignment. For a primary view, it is true. But don’t get confused. It is true regarding its justification and analysis but both research project and argumentative assignments are totally different with each other from the structure. Research area in a research project is limited but in an argumentative assignment, your area should be broad. A research project is very shortened area of argumentative assignment that project the actual issue happen in the society while in an argumentative assignment, the broader area will be disclosed. So, let’s learn something new about an argumentative assignment. Please follow the below points that you must have to include while writing an argumentative assignment.

Clear thesis statement:

Make sure, your thesis argument should be mention clearly in the first paragraph of your argumentative assignment. Readers have to know what is the main arguments of your assignment and what knowledge should they derived after learning your paper. So, a clear and justified thesis statement should be in introductory part of your assignment.

Enough background information:

More and more information will require justifying your argument in that assignment. It is not any creative writing competition that you can write whatever was in your mind. But you have to prove your arguments by giving supporting evidence. Therefore, proper and authentic information should be required in your assignment. It is just like your literature review. Therefore, you have to show arguments and relevant models of scholarly authors to justify your point of view. Similarly, you have to place this literature review concept in this argumentative assignment in a smaller way.

Detail research:

Detail research is required to collect authentic information for your assignment. Argumentative essay is the smaller version of any research project. Differently is between there structure. So, to justify your arguments and point of view, you have to research a lot. You also can collect samples like a dissertation to justify your analysis towards readers.

Arguments between scholarly articles:

An argument between scholarly articles must be proper in your assignment. You have to project arguments between selected models or theories, between concepts and at the end, you have to justify which concept you have selected in this paper and why. Proper evidence can increase the grade of your paper otherwise, it will be valueless towards readers.

Justify your arguments:

This section is yours that can be applied while concluding the assignment. Yes, you can project here your own concept and point of view to show readers why they read our paper. Is it for learning something new or just for time pass? As an academician, your first and foremost target will be to increase knowledge of your readers and for that reason; you have to establish your arguments with suitable examples, authentic information, and supportive evidence. Rest is Reader’s opinion.


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CONFUSED BETWEEN ‘THESIS STATEMENT’ AND ‘RESEARCH QUESTION’???

 

We all are quite familiar with the word ‘thesis statement’ in our class lectures. Our lecturer always asks for clear thesis statement as because it contains the central idea of our topic. In case of essay or report, thesis statement states about the central idea of the topic. Apart from the definition, have you ever asked yourself why are we looking for a relevant thesis statement in our introductory paragraph??!!  Answer may be ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ but as per my opinion, thesis statement is the key parameter to understand and judge the relevance of the subject.

How???

Whenever you are going to write your thesis statement, a rational notion always projected through your writing. Just go back to your paper and look carefully!! your last paragraph of essay or report is bit argumentative. Is not it??? It means you need to inform your readers about the significance of your subject. The main debate of your subject projects in your thesis statement. That’s why our lecturer or professor always ask us to write down it at the end of the introductory paragraph that readers can get understand about its central idea and critical point of analysis.

Don’t get confused between thesis statement and research question? Let me explain you these both clearly. Look, thesis statement is your opinion; your analysis, explanation while a research question is always open-ended. It seeks for investigation, market research. Whenever you are going to form your thesis statement, you have investigated its past; your analysis was made on your existing literature. On the other side, research question is formed based on the issue for which you need to investigate or conduct your research.

For example, ‘Decreasing Index of Consumer Sentiment (ICS) after Global Crisis period’ is the current market issue. If you have asked to prepare thesis statement on this topic, your analysis will be argumentative. Your argument will support by various scholarly articles, your investigations, debates and always your personal outlook. On the other hand, your research question will form to understand the reason between decreasing ICS and global crisis period. Research question will always develop to answer the question ‘WHY’. In simple, research question is previous method to investigate the issue while thesis statement is the result to support your argument.

Below we are providing some guidelines that you should follow while writing your thesis statement-

  • Don’t write down your statement in beginning of introduction
  • Avoid long sentences and conjunctions
  • Be specific and clear
  • Avoid academic fillers in your thesis statement i.e. ‘in my point of view’, ‘as per analysing the entire essay’…
  • Make your statement a bit argumentative
  • Project your personal opinion through your statement

Keep in mind, a well-written thesis statement is the replica of your critical reflection, analytical viewpoint, intelligence to the readers. So make your thesis statement insightful to create distinctive impression on your readers.


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