Argument texts

An argument text, as a persuasive text, gives a point of view on an issue, but it gives more than one point of view, presenting a balanced argument so that the reader can make up his or her own mind. An argument text is very similar to a persuasive text, but it does not try to persuade us to believe in one point of view. The author sometimes presents his or her opinions on the subject at the end of a text.

Key features of this type of texts:

  • It discusses an issue giving all points of view.
  • It includes facts and opinions. 

The style of the informative texts:

  • It often uses formal and impersonal style to seem balanced.
  • It uses connectives to to connect points. (However, but, similarly…)


Jim Stout said…
It is interesting to see people interacting like this over the internet. It makes me happy to see these kinds of connections forming. We truly live in a remarkable time.

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