Here you should represent all arguments, even if you don’t agree with some of them.A professor might ask to share your opinion in conclusion, but this essay type is more about a rational discussion of all sides.
You need to be able to approach your topic with logic and reason.
Essay types are numerous, and students have to know them all, as well as understand the difference between them.
Discussion: Significant opposing viewpoints on the topic issue you argue should be anticipated, introduced and effectively addressed in your argument essay to strengthen your thesis position.
Essay arguments written to convince and/or persuade must try to neutralize and/or refute the weightiest opposing viewpoints (e.g. Essay arguments written to mediate must necessarily introduce/analyze major opposing viewpoints, to identify and try to reconcile key points of disagreement and agreement,in order to achieve the aim of negotiating workable compromises and solutions among these viewpoints on the problem/issue under dispute. 1 "Four Criteria of Mature Reasoning" (Crusius and Channell 11-14) and Ch. See also relevant discussions of opposing viewpoints and audience analysis in Ch.
5 "Writing Research-Based Arguments" on "Finding an Issue" and "Finding Sources" (Crusius and Channell 93-113).
COCC Barber Library help: Explore topic ideas, search strategies, and sources provided by COCC Barber Library's online Research Tools, including online subscription databases like CQ Researcher, Opposing Viewpoints, and Academic Search Premier. MINIMUM OF FIVE (5) "Good" SOURCES must be explicitly cited (summarized, paraphrased, and/or quoted) IN-TEXT of your argument essay and in the your WORKS CITED, following MLA Style practices for In-Text Citations and Works Cited. reliable, authoritative, up-to-date, accurate, representative) sources. Of course, sources should be relevant to your topic, but using "good" sources will carry more weight than dubious sources (however relevant to your topic) in making your case. 5 on "Evaluating Sources" (Crusius and Channell 113-119) and Ch.
What to do if a professor assigns a dialectic essay to you?
The assignment: write a dialectic essay on the topic of your choice, it should be about 2 double-spaced typed pages (600 words maximum).
8 "Making Your Case: Arguing to Convince" (Crusius and Channell 209-246), Ch.
9 "Motivating Action: Arguing to Persuade" (Crusius and Channell 247-284), and Ch. Cora's help: Cora has provided advice and models for formatting MLA-Style In-Text Citations and Works Cited, and students are encouraged to bring to class any sources (or information on sources) that they are unsure how to document so that Cora can provide individualized help. GENRE, AUDIENCE/S, & AIM/S of Your Research-Based Argument Essay: --Your research-based argument essay must be written in the genre of a thesis-based essay, so remember to apply what you have previously learned about the basics of sound essay writing principles and practices.