For me writing academic arguments is a great way to dissect and analyze a subject from all points of view. Writing academic arguments requires a lot of research from all perspectives involved, outlining and constructing a plan for your argument, writing a draft and getting feedback from people, then re-read and revise as needed to fine tune. These steps will help so you can present your argument that will keep your audience engaged and provoke responses. In your writing argument you will need to be able to clarify a subject, purpose, and audience. A basic tool needed to do this is by having a subject or an issue that is a debatable topic. The heart of your argument should be your “Claim”, weather it is a claim of fact, value, or policy. The Argument Outline should include an Introduction, an Opposition, A Supporting Argument, and a Conclusion.
By clarifying a subject, purpose, and audience it simply means to pick a subject based on the audience you are trying to deliver to and the purpose of your argument boils down to what kind of effect you want to have on them. To ensure you pick a good subject, you should make sure it is a debatable topic. This can be done by framing the topic as an issue question to see if people would disagree on it. The heart of your argument is its claim; this will also be your thesis of your argument essay. As you form the body of your argument essay, it will contain the evidence that will make the claim an informed opinion. One last piece needed to help make your argument a successful one is to be able to appeal to your audiences Ethos, Logos, and Pathos.