dear students welcome to the advanced not yet today we’re going to talk about how to write an argumentative essay first what’s an argumentative essay an argumentative essay is about convincing your readers of your point of view on a debatable topic there are two models of organizations you can follow in structuring your essay the block organization and the point by point organization now let’s take a closer look at the block organization just like any essay you have to start with writing an introduction that ends with a clear seedy speakers in each of the first two body paragraphs you have to clearly state the reasons for having such a position and to support that with evidence the third body paragraph is a bit different you start with the counter argument which is the opponent’s point of view this is done to show which you are an objective person and that you anticipate with other people may be thinking off after you introduce the opponent’s point of view you have to refute it this means you have to prove it is incorrect the relevant and not powerful enough finally you have to write a conclusion and which you summarize the main ideas in the essay per se precisa statement and also make recommendations now let’s move to the point by point organization just like any essay you have to start with writing an introduction and end it with a thesis statement the thesis statement should have the position in the three controlling ideas that you can elaborate in the three body paragraphs however in this organization the three body paragraphs should start with the counter argument which as we said is the opponent’s point of view after we introduce the opponent’s point of view you have to refute it which means that you have to prove it incorrect irrelevant and not powerful enough finally you and your SE with the conclusion which summarizes the main ideas in the essay state thesis statement and you could also make recommendations and now let’s take a look at an example of how a blog organization might look like as we said you would start with your introduction and then you would end it with your thesis statement which is here street children are victims of the Society for social financial and psychological reasons now those reasons for your controlling ideas will be further discussed in the following body Packers first main argument here for instance is that street children are the result of family disintegration which is your social reason and the second argument here is difficult financial conditions make these children helpless victims which is obviously here the financial reason now in the third body paragraph you have the counter argument which is here some people argue that street children are criminals by nature and need to be punished and then is followed by the refutation however this argument could be easily refuted these children are helpless and psychologically sick finally you have the concluding paragraph where you should restate the thesis statement and summarize your main arguments now let’s move on to the other example on the point by point organization and the introduction here is also similar to the previous example given however the difference here only lies in the main body paragraphs where in each body paragraph you have the counter-argument and its reputation for instance first counter argument here is some people claim that many street children chose this way of living they don’t want to settle down in a family and the refutation is nevertheless street children are the result of family disintegration which is here the social reason next is the second counter argument where it states here supporters of treating street children as criminals leach that those children are mostly thieves and robbers who just seek money they don’t want to work and be productive reputation here is however difficult financial conditions make these children helpless victims and the same applies here to the following paragraph finally you end with your concluding paragraph and provide a brief summary of your main ideas stated in the body Parker’s by now you know the organization created using powtoon