The Death Penalty: An Argumentative Essay

Teaching Academic Writing

The Death Penalty is quite a topic for an argumentative essay. To do it justice (to be righteous), it is necessary to look at the issue from both sides of the “hangman’s noose”. In other words, what are the arguments for life, the pros and the cons? What are the arguments for the DP – the pros and the cons?

To fail to do this is to risk losing your case on the grounds of partiality. Of course, regardless of whether you are impartial or not, you want to give the appearance of being impartial, before conclusively arguing that the evidence is overwhelmingly in favor of the position you believe to be the best alternative.

How we do this is the essence of what academic writing is all about – evidence, impartiality, objectivity. So, how can you learn to write this way? There are literally a thousand ways to learn how to write in an academic style.

To be quite frank, I feel one way that you should try is by reading my book: Teaching Academic Writing.

Why is this book so great? That’s easy: It’s a great read because it comes directly out of the experience of teaching future teachers of English how to write academically. It’s a book, written by a teacher, and most importantly, by a practitioner. This book is not theory, it’s the real thing, taken directly from the daily trials and tribulations of the classroom, with writers who had a definite need to write academically.

And here’s the really great thing about this book. It only costs $0.99. Yes, you heard right. On the Amazon Kindle you can buy this book for less than one dollar.

Teaching Academic Writing is a great book. If you want to have a copy in paperback to keep on your bookshelf, you can get it for $9.99. So, there’s a book for you, whatever your budget is: Teaching Academic Writing.

Get this book, and you will know a lot more than just how to write an argumentative essay…

About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.
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