Argumentative Essay and Persuasive Essay Writing: Building a Logical Argument Worksheet

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Practice with this Argumentative Essay/Persuasive Essay Worksheet to work on your skill at building and seeing both sides of an argument or position. Through completing exercises that ask you to provide supporting information, or evidence, you can improve your logical thinking skills for assignment writing of this type.

Argumentative Essay and Persuasive Essay Writing: Building a Logical Argument

Instructions

For the odd-numbered exercises below, take a position on the topic provided in the form of a question by circling yes or no. List three supporting points. For the even-numbered exercises below, list three points for the opposing viewpoint of the question asked in the previous exercise.

  • Should a college education be free to anyone who wants one?

  • Your position: yes/no

    Supporting point #1:

    Supporting point #2:

    Supporting point #3:

  • Now consider the opposing viewpoint for the question asked in the previous exercise. List three points that take the opposing viewpoint.

  • Opposing point #1:

    Opposing point #2:

    Opposing point #3:

  • Should it be illegal to use cell phones while driving?

  • Your position: yes/no

    Supporting point #1:

    Supporting point #2:

    Supporting point #3:

  • Now consider the opposing viewpoint for the question asked in the previous exercise. List three points that take the opposing viewpoint.

  • Opposing point #1:

    Opposing point #2:

    Opposing point #3:

  • Should college athletes receive monetary compensation?

  • Your position: yes/no

    Supporting point #1:

    Supporting point #2:

    Supporting point #3:

  • Now consider the opposing viewpoint for the question asked in the previous exercise. List three points that take the opposing viewpoint.

  • Opposing point #1:

    Opposing point #2:

    Opposing point #3:

  • Should the US intervene in foreign countries when there is internal fighting?

  • Your position: yes/no

    Supporting point #1:

    Supporting point #2:

    Supporting point #3:

  • Now consider the opposing viewpoint for the question asked in the previous exercise. List three points that take the opposing viewpoint.

  • Opposing point #1:

    Opposing point #2:

    Opposing point #3:

  • Should academic grades be calculated with so much emphasis on testing?

  • Your position: yes/no

    Supporting point #1:

    Supporting point #2:

    Supporting point #3:

  • Now consider the opposing viewpoint for the question asked in the previous exercise. List three points that take the opposing viewpoint.

  • Opposing point #1:

    Opposing point #2:

    Opposing point #3: