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Psychology 130: Argumentative Essay

Office Hours -- Zoom

FAQ: When will the Zoom link become available?
A: The Zoom link will be added a minute or two before my availability begins

Sunday, April 14, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Tuesday, April 16, 12:00PM-1:00PM

Getting Help: In-Person

If you would like to meet with me in-person you can find me at the University Library's Research & Information Desk (first floor, across from the elevators) on these dates and times (updates as they occur):‚Äč

Thursday, April 11, 12PM-1PM
Monday, April 15, 4PM-6PM
Sunday, April 28, 2PM-4PM

Tuesday, May 7, 4PM-6PM
Tuesday, May 14, 4PM-6PM

There are numerous resources available for writing argumentative essays.  Purdue University's OWL website offers a detailed discussion. The same website also offers this basic overview of the essay and its structure:

"A common method for writing an argumentative essay is the five-paragraph approach . . . If it sounds straightforward, that is because it is; in fact, the method consists of (a) an introductory paragraph (b) three evidentiary body paragraphs that may include discussion of opposing views and (c) a conclusion."

Depending upon the specific instructions of your assignment, including a discussion of opposing views, and rebutting those views, is crucial to writing a strong argumentative essay.