The task to write an argumentative essay is to put in use the reasoning skills gathered by the students over the years of learning. The main idea is to tell the reader why your reasoning is true and provide evidence to support the same. The issues surrounding euthanasia are many with broad ideas. It is therefore, important to research and outline a proper thesis in the beginning and exhaust a single topic with counter arguments.
Researching the topic
The first step in writing a euthanasia argumentative essay is to research the topic. There are many sources online that would give adequate account of the topic at hand. The sources need to be scholarly and very relevant to the counter argument you intend to use. This will get you familiar with the topic.
The following are the most recent arguments that have developed about euthanasia:
- Is euthanasia legal?
- Do people have the right to proclaim that the suffering is too much and should therefore be set free from the suffering?
- What are the reasonable approaches that could be used to assist medical practitioners on the challenges of euthanasia?
- Is active euthanasia enough to be considered as murder?
- Why has voluntary active euthanasia been a challenging issue in the United States?
- Outline the arguments that have been forwarded over the years for or against euthanasia with strong arguments to support your claims.
- What is the is the possible future of euthanasia in our country.
- What are the reasons for criminalization of euthanasia in our country.
Then write an outline that identifies the main point that you intend to use in the paper. Focus on developing every part of the outline and the important points should not be left out. Having a clear outline will ease the part of writing the body for the essay. It will direct the logical thoughts and ensure that you do not leave out anything important to your essay. The structure of the outline will determine whether the argumentative essay will be objective and a success.
Writing the Thesis Statement for the essay
The thesis statement of every essay is a summary of the main points of the essay. It should be clear and precise to tell the reader what the essay is about. The thesis appears in the first paragraph of the essay. The first paragraph introduces the topic and explains its importance. Before writing the thesis, give a slight background of the topic to ensure that the reader will easily understand your thesis. The thesis statement should be focused on the topic and appear at the last sentence of the introduction paragraph.
Example of Euthanasia thesis could be ‘ Taking life with or without the consent of the owner is murder.’
Developing body paragraphs of a euthanasia argumentative essay
Each body paragraph should be focused in addressing a key issue and assist in developing the argument of the thesis. Better yet, you can decide to dedicate each research source to its own paragraph. Here is where a proper outline comes in handy. Give your arguments accompanied with solid evidence to support each claim.
You might include a single paragraph with a philosopher’s argument that does not agree with your own. Give evidence of this opinion with the source cited. In this paragraph ensure to outline why you think the argument is weak and out of topic respectfully. Considering the ideas of an opposing argument is a good way to strengthen your own and it is widely viewed to be polite. The conclusion paragraph should give a summary of the reasons outlined in the body. End the essay with a repeat of the thesis statement in the conclusion paragraph.
Once you are done with the essay, it is time to proofread and ensure that the essay has taken an argumentative format. Check that the ideas are connected logically and the arguments are well organized. Look out for areas that you may add some contractions and that the essay does not follow a casual tone and style.