Today we are going to show the last step to guide the way to a good argumentation. We have already spoken of the creation of a good repertoire and also of the importance of the clear definition of a thesis, which can be done with a good text project. To close, let’s show you how you can increase your argumentation through some strategies.

In general, resize_horizontal_filleddevelopment proposals are made from controversial themes, which usually have at least two contrasting well-marked positions. Working on it can be a good strategy.

You can take the opposite view of yours to weaken it by showing that it has no foundation (which is based on personal beliefs rather than logical reasoning, which can be proven), presenting some data that proves that it is wrong, giving examples that contradict this positioning, etc. The important thing is that you are able to decrease strength from the opposite point of view so that your point of view makes more sense to the reader.

For example, for the theme “reduction of the age of criminality for 16 years”, we can identify two opposing positions: one that favors reduction and one that is against. Let’s suppose that the point of view of your text is against reduction, how could you weaken the position of who is in favor?

You may recall the following argument from this group: “Reducing the age of penality will reduce violence as adolescents will be punished more severely” and show that it is false, since the United States punishes its adolescents as if they were adults and yet there was no reduction in violence. This is a fact and against facts it is difficult to argue.

Another good strategy is to think of the order in which you will present your arguments. It is recommended to present the weakest / least controversial argument at the beginning and leave the strongest / most controversial to the end. In this way, you gradually “conquer” the reader, since it is easier for him to agree to a less controversial, more consensual argument, and then to agree to something more polemical. In the same way, a stronger argument at the end of the text is a good card because it does not give room for questioning, since it is followed by the conclusion, which reinforces the point of view and closes the text.

Making a good text project, with a clear definition of the thesis and the arguments, and using the argumentative strategies, based on a good repertoire, surely you will be able to build a good argument in your text and you will succeed in the test.