Writing an argumentative paper on a controversial issue requires that you look at both sides of an issue and take a position on one side or the other. You not only take a stand on an issue, but you must defend it against opposing points of views. Your argumentative paper, therefore will involve advocacy and persuasion.
What to do:
Generally, your research for a persuasive essay will involve one or more of the following:
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