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Overview: Planning your essay

The argumentative essay

A type of essay you will often be asked to write in undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees is the argumentative essay.

Argumentative essays typically involve:

  1. taking an informed position on the basis of reading and research.
  2. the logical and persuasive development of arguments to support this position.
  3. the appropriate use of evidence to support these arguments.
  4. clear cohesion between the individual components of the essay (the introduction, arguments and conclusion).