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Ap english language and composition sample argument essays

Knowing how to argue effectively is a valuable skill, even when you are not at a family reunion or about to receive a speeding ticket. If you can convert literary evidence into a clear, convincing argument, you will be on your way to mastering your advanced placement English course. Reading meticulously, planning carefully, and writing with focus combine to help you create a successful argumentative paper for AP English. Make sure you articulate a clear position in your paper and that you stick to it from beginning to end.


Look for keywords in the prompt, and use them to determine the specific task you are being asked to perform. Keywords are often action words such as “support,” “refute” or “qualify” that signal what kind of critical argument the prompt is asking for.

Determine how the central arguments of the source text connect to the task you are required to do.


  1. Fenofifob

    Use soft words and hard arguments. -English Proverb

  2. Nubotopuze

    Why are you so nasty? Why can"t you make a proper argument? Does this attitude win any support?

  3. Hisomicenelo

    Is this a substitute for argument?

  4. Wunoleyesedino

    Standard I have no argument tactic

  5. Yakopequqocewa

    When he had to admit he"d not done any calc of impact of hard Brexit he kind of undermined his argument that he was fact-based decision man!

  6. Loderopole

    Polemical :causing debate or argument

  7. Gofetatufok

    I may be projecting an argument with an English teacher of yore who told me that empathy is the actual shared experience. LOL!

  8. Matexuqakiro

    You"re a coconut if your English never played Hide an seek in a middle of an argument

  9. Vogakevekubox

    It was a counter argument to the claim that we never lost sovereignty. Clearly if EU law is supreme then we did

  10. Geciremulo

    You didn"t. He"s another bot. They try to entangle you in rubbish as they have no actual argument for Brexit.

  11. Gigogerewawije

    Another technique when short of arguments, besides insults, is to show offence

  12. Gapomizumelug

    Oh dear a brexiteers resorting to insults as absolutely no credible argument.

  13. Puhurek

    Your usage of words like "my" and "our" imply much. I"d never use those pronouns re: English. You"ve dismissed my arguments citing race.

  14. Sudixasono

    The best thing about living in a multicultural society is when two people have to settle an argument- both in second language English.

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