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How do I write an argumentation-persuasion essay? Answered

 i Am writing about Child Protcive servics so what type of information about the agencie do i need to provide to be a argumentatin- persuation essay




8 years ago

The outline of an argumentative essay is quite simple

1) write an introduction, in which the basic situation is presented, the main "arguable mission statement" is presented, and state the points you will be arguing. In a class setting, the introduction would be one paragraph.
2) write detailed paragraphs defending each of the points stated in the introduction
3) write a conclusion, in which the the points are restated and the main "arguable mission statement" is reiterated

The critical thing in an argumentative essay is that you have to say something that needs defending in order to convince an audience. At one point in time, when the Roman Catholic Church was still in favor of "the sun revolves around the earth" argument or indeed any of a multitude of ridiculous propositions they forwarded to control the people within the geopolitical areas they dominated, such an arguable mission statement would be "The world is a sphere, and these are the reasons why: 1) 2) 3)" A foolish statement, of course, as any number of people's deaths, house arrest, crippling, etc could attest, but none the less...

Avoid rambling off-topic. If you find that you're adding things into your detailed arguments for the original points, consider adding a consolidated statement within the introduction and conclusion and defending that statement with the info you would otherwise have rambled...rather than just spewing info that is unrelated, since it will work against the basic premise of an argumentative paper, or consider avoiding it altogether by sticking only with what you originally planned to write.

Avoid being to terse. In my opinion, there's little worse than people who rely on clever abbreviations or ambiguous, empty-headed <10 word statements which have no substance and far too much unsaid "like omg, you know what I'm like saying so like I don't like have to say it, like you know?. I'm so f-ing clever"

Avoid being too lengthy. If it takes you three typed pages to defend a single point, try to re-write it. There are times when one cannot help but be lengthy, but there are plenty of times when people say far too much in order to say far too little. IMO, the length is to some degree dependent on the allegation made. A gross protocol violation by child protective services (lack of following proper procedure for instance, like failing to read someone their rights in a police arrest) would require far less argumentation than an allegation of an improprietous relationship between a child protective services official and someone that led to prosecution by child protective services...In the first example, one basically only needs to cite the official protocol and show that the protocol was not followed, but in the latter, one has opens a whole new area that has to be proven, and it may indeed require pages of argument and concrete evidence of the alleged relationship and be able to correlate impropriety associated with that relationship.

Know your audience. Don't argue a complex subject with a dullard. If you do, you lose before the third word spills out of your mouth.

"nuff said... I think I jut violated my point about length.


8 years ago

Simple rule of three when dealing with Child Protective Service.

One, Tell them what you are going to tell them.

Two, Tell them.

Three, Tell them what you told them !

Always works for faceless Gov organizations.


8 years ago

Depending on what you want to say there are many ways you can go. You need to know your main point. Then you need details that support your main point. You will also want to address any arguments that someone might bring up against your main point. You will want to talk about them and point out how they are not important or do not matter. So you will need to state your main point, add details that support your main point, address any arguments against your main point and finally restate your main point.


8 years ago

You have three choices to start, For, Against and Neutral. Whatever you do next depends on these three. A true documentary approach attempts to be neutral and presents both sides, good and bad and then lets the viewer decide. If you are assigned a view and are supposed to support it then you attempt to find every positive aspect that you can while minimizing anything negative. Do not omit the negative as this makes everyone suspicious because nothing is either completely good or bad. Instead downplay the negative as being present but unimportant. If you are assigned the opposite view then you do exactly the same but in reverse.
Once you have determined the slant of the information you need, then you need to research the background, in this case of the agency, and then look at the track record and accomplishments. This is where statistics can be very useful. Try to determine if there have been problems and if the agency has attempted to correct them and /or currently is enacting a procedure to correct some problem, such as excessive case load or lost children. Finally look for any outcomes you can find. What is the purpose of the agency and have they managed to accomplish their mandate and find examples. Hopefully you will be able to find outcomes (success stories such as families being united) that can support your conclusions. Lots of homework but if you are prepared then your argument will stand up.