1. What is an argumentative essay? Why is it important?
An argumentative essay is an essay in which the student chooses a position (in favor or against) about determinate topic and he/she supports the election with reasonable and coherent arguments. It is important learn how to do an argumentative essay because it teach the student to find for valuable information from serious sources(internet, books ,magazines) in order to catch the readers’ attention with reliable information(surveys, statistics, etc) not only what the student thinks.
An argumentative essay structure is the following.
b) Body paragraph (containing 2 or more paragraph for explanation of the opponents’ position, description and support your point of view)
c) Conclusive paragraph
2. What is a thesis statement?
The thesis statement is the sentence (or group of sentences) containing the main issue that is going to be discussed (depending of de student’s position). The usual way to form and set the thesis statement is putting it at the end of the introductory paragraph with a sentence like:” Although”-followed by the opponent’s position about the topic-,”I believe (or similar)”-followed by the student`s position.