How to Write a Causal Argument Paper

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An causal argument essay uses reasoning, questions, resources and inductive thinking in order to present a conclusion to an argument. It should begin with a statement of the writer's view or theory about an argument. A causal argument paper should not be based solely on the author's opinion, but must include research and resources to back up the writer's position.

  • Why are you being asked to write an argument essay? Decide on the topic and and the goal of writing the essay. The answers to these questions will become your thesis for the paper.

  • Determine why your position on the argument is more valuable than other theories and positions. This will also be a part of your thesis and opening paragraph.

  • Write out your arguments for the topic. Continue by supplying any supporting evidence. For instance, if you are writing an argument on why drilling for oil is bad for the environment, then state statistics that show how oil has destroyed the environment, such as in the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

  • Establish why your evidence is more credible than any other evidence. It is important to have reliable resources in order to make the reader agree with your argument and theory. Some examples of credible resources come from government or educational sites.

  • Include six parts to your casual argumentative paper. These sections are an introduction, ways the problem has been addressed in the past, the social and political consequences of the problem, what will happen if the problem is not solved, facts that back up your argument, and a summary, which concludes the paper with a rephrasing of main ideas and the thesis statement.

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