It goes by many names—the research study, the persuasive essay, the term paper—but all mean the same thing: you’re writing an argument.

It goes by many names—the research study, the persuasive essay, the term paper—but all mean the same thing: you’re writing an argument.

Before you wrench in agony, understand that a smart approach and planning phase (just like the one you’re in right now) can make the entire process of writing a disagreement approachable, even enjoyable.

Choose your topic—carefully. Look at your ideas up against the following three criteria before finalizing your topic:

•Your topic needs to be arguable. The phrase “everything’s a disagreement” just isn’t things that are quite true—most, not everything. Make the common twelfth grade editorial topic of “cliques are bad”: it is a typical opinion, sure, but who really disagrees? Your topic needs to be debatable; there has to be a definite argument that is opposing others support. Think about: who does oppose me? Why? •Your topic must be contemporary and relevant. Arguments try not to exist in vacuum pressure; they arise because individuals of varied beliefs communicate with the other person every day (or just bump heads). Okumaya devam et “It goes by many names—the research study, the persuasive essay, the term paper—but all mean the same thing: you’re writing an argument.”