Q. how do I write an argumentative paper

What is an argumentative paper and where do I begin or research this? How can I choose a topic, or my instructor assigned a topic and I need a number of sources.


An argumentative paper is just a fancy way of saying choose a topic, explore the different issues affecting the topic, and defend your position within those issues (generally speaking).  

Often controversial, argumentative topics are usually unfolding as we speak.  So how do we get a handle on the many sides and in-depth discussion?  By searching Hot Topic databases such as: Opposing Viewpoints, Gale Virtual Reference Library, CQ Researcher and many more.  

Now that you have an understanding of some of the issues surrounding your topic, choose one or two and analyze those issues by looking up books from the Book Catalog, and journals and criticism through Academic One File or EBSCO.    

By using the library databases you get: citations, vetted academic information (so you aren't left scrambling to figure out who actually wrote the research you are basing your research on....*no fake news!*), and very importantly HAPPY PROFESSORS.

Come in a chat with a librarian to elaborate any of these steps.

  • Last Updated Jan 18, 2018
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  • Answered By Karrie Bullock

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