Basic Arguments And Direct Approach

If you have to write a short paper then you’re just going to be using a hard lead that is you’re gonna directly get to the point and directly try to interest the reader in some way whereas if you’re writing a longer essay you have more room and more space to do things a little bit more indirectly a little more softly so you can use this language we borrow from journalism here to think about the way in which you can start off a paper but basically you want to get to the point in whatever way you can usually I think the direct approach is the best now one of the ways you can practice this is by taking prompts that are actually in the book. See more articles about arguments in essay on Edusson.

But if you’re not using the book you could easily go to a newspaper and what you’re going to do is you’re gonna take a prompt a set of ideas at a small little argument and you’re gonna write a two to three sentence intro lead and you can either do a hard lead or a soft lead I’ll give you say so for instance this is actually an example that actually came from the exercise set in the book it’s in the problem number two but it’s not something like this if you think that buying lots of stuff will make you happy you’ll always be disappointed no matter what you buy you’ll quickly become used to having it and then you’ll have you’ll move on to wanting something else therefore it’s foolish to think that you can buy your way happiness now okay there’s a little basic argument you have and so one of the ways you could practice this is by thinking about and eventually writing a two to three sentence introduction that leads into this argument right and you could probably go a director and interact here indirectly.

For instance I can imagine for instance starting this off by giving an example of someone who did have a lot of things and who did buy a lot of things and then was disappointed maybe a sort of more concrete case would be a way to interest the reader and get the reader directly interested in thesis now that would be more of a indirect or a I’m softly more directly could start off with for instance some expository questions about what we think happiness is and drawn your tenth your readers attention to the subject of happiness and then bringing them into this argument so if you have the book take a look there’s some great examples but you can practice this yourself simply by you know taking other people’s short arguments and trying to develop and think of ways to rhetorically build in introductions or leads okay so that’s rule 34 now rule 35 here is the idea is once you start your essay and you’re actually writing this and you’re in the middle of it you want to make sure that you do this at least and that is to make a definite claim or proposal I think you could probably even rephrase it says.