How to write an argumentative text?

An argumentative text is a type of task in which you should examine a topic / issue and try to convince your recipients of your attitude to the topic. Along the way, you will be nuanced and look at both pros and cons.

It is common to have to account for views in one or more relevant texts and then debate these views. The argumentative paper is usually built up around a primary text that is given the most focus, while other texts that are presented can be used in addition to the debate part or to create perspective.

Here we will review how to write an argumentative text, what it should contain and what structure it can have.


The argumentative text’s structure may well resemble a newspaper article with subheadings, ingress etc., but it is not a requirement. The fact that the text is argumentative means that it should focus on argumentation. However, one should mainly write in a neutral language and emphasize the points of view presented in the texts.

The structure of the argumentative text falls naturally in the four following categories:

• An introduction

• A statement

• A discussion section

• A conclusion / conclusion

Focus in the argumentative text

In the discussion section, and in the argumentative text in general, one must choose a focus. The focus must be visible so that you relate to a few issues and present different views on these. An indicative length of the argumentative essay is usually presented in the thesis text and will vary according to the level of study.


In the introduction of the argumentative text, the reader should be introduced to what the text is about. The subject, topic of essay and the relevant texts that have been used, are presented in a captivating and exciting way. The introduction tells the recipient something about what one can expect from the specific article as a reader. The introduction can possibly be presented as an ingress, which is very common in newspaper articles.


Following the introduction, a statement follows, with an account of views and points in the text. The reader is put here in what the most important views, messages and arguments are covered in the primary text. The student should assume that the reader does not know the texts that have been used. In the statement, the student should be sober and not add personal interpretations or comments. You have to rise above the material so that you not only describe what the texts are used for – and imitate the language of the texts. On the other hand, one should write in their own language and avoid referencing the content of the text slavically.

Discussion section

An important part of the argumentative text is the debate. Here one can set the views of the primary text against other views. These can be taken from other texts or be the student’s own. Any texts from outside that are to be included in the discussion section will possibly. stated. When using their own views it is important that they are nuanced and well argued. In addition to being able to put different arguments against each other, one should be able to see the topic from different perspectives.

In the discussion section it is allowed to merge your own attitudes. It is, however, absolutely crucial that one argues for these attitudes. It is also important to be focused on what you want to achieve in the discussion section. This is how the discussion part should point to the final conclusion.


In the discussion section, the student must argue for his / her assessments and attitudes. Pupils should discuss further with reference to the problem given in the text (s). In other words, the pupil himself must provide arguments in relation to the topic in question. In the discussion section, the student can happily involve personal attitudes and views on the matter. When discussing, it is important to present arguments that are well thought out and well documented. It does not keep writing what one thinks, but also clearly show why one is of this opinion – one should justify their attitudes and points.

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