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What is the purpose of the argumentative writing?
The purpose of the argumentative/persuasive writing is to have the reader appreciate and respect – if not also--- the auther’s position on a debatable subject. An effective topic focuses on an important and meaningful issue rather than a personal preference. The author generally states his or her opinion outright in the topic sentence, and then it is defended logically with supporting evidence and details.