Do you know the trick to persuade the reader to accept your argument in research paper?

Posted Time & Date - 6:29 am - March 21, 2017

The best way to learn about persuasive writing is to do a critical evaluation while you are reading to know if the arguments presented are solid or not. With practice, as you gain the skill in assessing the writings of others, you would become a more seasoned writer yourself.

There are several components when you put across an argument in a research paper. Your key task in writing a paper is to persuade the reader that your position is better than the position of the other options or choices available. What you find as means to do so, are the claims.

There is no argument that has only one side to it. So, firstly when you want to write a great persuasive paper, you have to accept that there is going to be both sides to the argument. When you have to acknowledge the other side of the argument, there are two ways to do it, depending upon the kinds of evidence available.

Negation: The opposition would have its own set of arguments. You must use strong evidence to counter or rebut the position of the arguments that counter yours.

Conceding : When you don’t have substantive evidence to rebut the oppositions argument, it is better to go for the concession approach. You can deviate the policy in your favour by bringing out how the benefits of your argument are greater than the others.

There are some useful tips on writing a persuasive paper that can help you to have a substantive argument. These could. be summed up as:

  • Be very clear on your claims

  • Distinguish between fact and value based claims

  • Give strong proof/evidence for your argument

  • Establish a clear connection between the evidence and the claim. Tell it explicitly to the reader

  • Do discuss the other side of the argument, and follow either of the two approaches given above: Negation and Conceding

The outline of Persuasive Essay Writing:

  • Introductory Paragraph:

  1. Use a hook technique

  2. Give an overview of the argument

  3. Wind up the paragraph with the thesis statement that gives the position that has to be argued

  • Body Paragraphs:

  1. Focus each body paragraph individually, on one evidence at a time

  2. Inside each paragraph, give enough support detail

  • Paragraph with an opposing view:

  1. Details out each opposing view individually and refute if needed.

  • Conclusive Paragraph:

  1. Restate and reinforce the argument and give the supporting evidence wherever necessary.