See It Across the Disciplines

Writing argumentative essays is an important part of many introductory writing courses, but you’ll also write argumentative essays in different disciplines. Professors will assign argumentative essays to get you to consider an issue and learn how to make a decision or support an argument after weighing evidence.

In the example below, you’ll see a sample argumentative paper from a psychology class submitted in APA format. Key parts of the argumentative structure have been noted for you in the sample.

Just click on the link below to see the sample paper in PDF format. In the sample, scroll over the dialog boxes to find out more about the strategies and techniques of the author. In some browsers, you may need to download or save this file to be able to utilize all of its functionality.

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