What is the Last Step in Creating an Argumentative Essay?
The final step in writing a persuasive essay is to summarize your arguments. This can be difficult to do because you are in a sense trying to convince yourself to give up your original position and start a different one, but this is also the most important step in the process. Once you have an argument, you must be able to sum up your arguments into a short statement that will convince readers that you should have been convinced by it all along. A simple outline, like the following one, will help you get this part right.
In order to effectively summarize your argument in a persuasive essay, you need to have at least three or four main points. First of all, you need to identify the main goal of your argument, i.e. why you think it is important to change your view or how you want to persuade others.
You then need to determine if your main point is something that the reader can easily relate to. If so, this will be easier to prove, and your conclusion should therefore be one that will make it easier for the reader to understand. If not, you may have to work on making it easier for yourself to do so.
Then you need to look at the details of the rest of your argument, which consists of the various supporting facts and figures and why they support each other. If your main point is that people who read the paper are more likely to agree with your conclusion than those who do not read it, you have established your main point with regard to the details of your argument.
Now you need to explain how these important details add up to your main point. If you have established the importance of your main point with regard to the details of your argument, you may also want to discuss what effect your arguments have on the reader, i.e. how you feel they will change their minds and what effect they will have on them.
Finally, you need to look at your conclusion and the conclusion of other papers that support your main point. What effect do you think they have on the reader? Are they more likely to agree with your main point or are they going to see them as supporting your main point? This will help you determine whether your conclusion is valid or not.
To summarize your argument, you should have outlined three or four main points, and the details of your arguments. You have established the importance of your main point with regard to the other arguments, you have looked at the other arguments and concluded that they do not support your main point, you have looked at the details of your argument and found that they support it, and finally, you have looked at how they affect the reader. Now you need to give the reader three reasons why you think your conclusion is correct, in other words, how your main point will benefit the reader if you are correct and how you believe other people will see your conclusion if you are wrong. It is best to be brief and to the point so that you are clear about what you want to convey.
So, there you have it: the final step in writing an argumentative essay. When you can summarize your argument, you have found three or four reasons why you are sure that you are right and that others agree with you have given the reader three reasons why they should agree with you, and then you have looked at the details of your argument and found that they reinforce what you wrote. You are now ready to write!