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Argumentative essay: Outline

Your topic/title:

I. Introduction Background/Explanation of the issue:

Thesis Statement:

(Note: A thesis statement often mentions the opposing point of view. Notice that the writer's opinion is expressed in the main(independent) clause, and the opposing point of view is normally put into a subordinate structure.) II. Brief summary of opposing points of view (optional) Body A. Opposing arguments 1

Rebuttal to argument 1

B. Opposing argument 2

Rebuttal to argument 2

C. Opposing argument 3

Rebuttal to argument 3

III. Conclusion Summary: Writer’s own point of view