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Structure of an Argumentative Essay

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The general structure of an argumentative essay follows this format:
1. Introduction: Attention Grabber / hook, Background Information, Thesis Statement
2. Body: Three body paragraphs (three major arguments)
3. Counterargument: An argument to refute earlier arguments and give weight to the actual position
4. Conclusion: Rephrasing the thesis statement, major points, call to attention, or concluding remarks.

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