Writing a Proposal Argument Essay: Easy Topics to Use
Proposal argument essays need to well thought-out, well organized and have a great topic. That doesn’t mean it has to be complicated.
Choose or lose
- Consider topics that have a broader scope. A niche or unique topic presents a couple of problems, including the difficulty presented by finding information and/or the threat of alienating your reader.
- Find a topic you are comfortable in your general knowledge of. This way at least some of your research is already done and there is a place in this essay to incorporate a bit of the human element regarding where you started and how far you have come in the knowledge and perspective you have gained.
- Stick with topics that are considered more contemporary. Argumentative essays thrive on passion and the immediacy of the moment. You will evoke more feelings from your reader with a topic like immigration as opposed to which state invented the hamburger.
So, now it’s time to put down your burger and get to work. For an argumentative essay, you will use the standard five paragraph model widely accepted as the most efficient way to present a written argument, consisting of an introduction, a three paragraph body, and the conclusion. This format allows you to explain the motivation and thinking beyond your reasoning. Using an easy or contemporary topic, one you may have prior knowledge of, is a very smart move.
Build a strong foundation
- Your base knowledge of your topic provides an excellent jumping off point.
- Not only can you provide an immediate point of view locked around a bit of interesting background, but…
- Using some anecdotal examples or a bit of empirical evidence will give your argumentative essay a pulse, one that the reader will recognize and hopefully relate to.
- Do not fear the reaction of your reader. One way or the other, a reaction is just that. Learn to embrace and accept this.
Regardless of whether they agree or disagree with your point of view on the argument, if you write from the heart and raise valid questions along the way, you are on the right track. But there is work still be done.
Finish the house
- You have made assertions and arguments, now prove them!
- The relevance and significance of your ideas mean nothing without solid and reliable evidence to back it up.
- Keep your reader intrigued. Whether they agree with your stance or are vehemently opposed to it, a solid argument with viable and actionable evidence is strong enough to keep both sides interested in what you have to say.