Where do you put the counterargument in an argumentative essay?
The most common places for a counterargument are in the introduction, the paragraph after your introduction, or the paragraph after all of your main points. Placing your counterargument in your introduction is one effective way to include your counterargument.
What is the difference between a reason and a claim?
A claim is supported by a reason, that is to say proof or evidence to believe that the claim is true. Without a reason to believe the claim is true, you don’t technically have a claim (in the argumentative sense), only an article of faith. In short, reasons are evidence.
What is a claim and how should it be written?
A claim must be arguable but stated as a fact. It must be debatable with inquiry and evidence; it is not a personal opinion or feeling. A claim defines your writing’s goals, direction, and scope. A good claim is specific and asserts a focused argument.
How do you make an effective claim?
Some things will make your claim more effective than it would otherwise be:Make one point at a time.Keep claims short, simple and to the point.Keep claims directly relevant to their parent.Use research, evidence and facts to support your claims.Use logic to support your claims.