Short Argumentive Essay
If university education is such a value to society, why isn’t university tuition free?
Write a brief but coherent mini-essay, minimum of three paragraphs, to five paragraphs maximum length, using the following argumentative essay structure:
Introduction: What’s the issue? Provide a compelling ‘hook’ to get reader attention, such as a question, quotation, anecdote etc. What is your position/opinion on the topic? What do you think? Establish a clear, arguable thesis statement on the topic, in the final sentence.
Argument (1-3 paragraphs): Include 1-3 points to argue your position as laid out in the thesis statement. This is where you outline your sub-arguments. Present each point, then include any evidence—quotation, statistic, date—in support of each point. What does this evidence mean for your argument?
Follow this structure in one, two, or three paragraphs. Tip: Save your strongest point for the final paragraph.
Conclusion: Rephrase your thesis statement in the first sentence. Synthesize your points from the body of the essay. End with a question, look to the future, or offer a parting thought.