Answered By: Hayley Hughes
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2015     Views: 159

An academic argument involves the process of establishing a proposition, or ‘thesis’, and then justifying it with the use of logic, examples, and research. Without having a structured approach, an argument can simply sound like a collection of unsupported opinions. To be persuasive, an argument should be logical, well-constructed and backed by facts and evidence.

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