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ENGL111-Composition: Suggested Topics

Types of Argument

Causal argument examines the underlying cause for any particular situation or argument. A causal argument analyzes in depth what causes a trend, event, or phenomenon.  

Evaluation argument tries to convince the reader that the criteria that a writer uses to evaluate a situation are the appropriate criteria, and therefore, that the writer's evaluation of a situation is an accurate one. 

Proposal arguments are extended arguments, made because the author wants something to be changed or wants to stop something from being changed. Usually, the hope is that others have something to gain if the problem is solved or at least made a little bit better. The four main components of proposal arguments inlude: identifying the problem; stating the proposed solution; convincing your readers that the solution is fair and will work; and demonstrating that your solution is feasible.


An Argumentative Essay