Building and Academic Argument

We all argue, but is this enough preparation to present an academic argument?

Unfortunately, the answer is no.

Learning how to write an essay is a skill; it is not necessarily something that you can just sit down and do, although many believe that you can. It is okay to find writing and especially writing assignments difficult.

In order to build an academic argument you need to:

  • employ critical thinking
  • question the material you are examining
  • make a thesis claim and use supporting evidence
  • provide an overview of the situation
  • divide your writing into points and sub-points.

Your writing should take the reader by the hand; lead them to the logical conclusions by giving them the evidence in a coherent and well-structured assignment.

Sign up for this session and let the tutors provide you with the guidelines that will help you build an argument within your assignment.