What is a dissertation-argumentative and how to do it?

The essay-argumentative text is the most requested in the entrance examinations, competitions and also in the National Exam of the Secondary School (Enem). This is because the dissertation, especially the dissertation-argumentative, allows to evaluate different writing skills.

But do you really know what this textual genre consists of? Do you know the main characteristics of this format? Can you structure a coherent reasoning within the theme?

Not yet? It’s ok, do not worry. From now on you will be given a series of tips to learn everything about dissertation-argumentative and how to correctly develop a text at the time of proof.

What are the characteristics of dissertation-argumentative?

In the dissertation-argumentative the presentation of a reasoning, the defense of ideas, points of view or even questions about a certain subject prevails.

That is, to produce a good text in this category, the candidate must know the proposed theme to be able to present to the brokers a convincing argument. In addition, it is essential that ideas are well organized so as not to hamper the transmission of the message.

How to organize the structure of this type of text?

The structure of a dissertational-argumentative text presents three primordial parts: introduction, development or argumentation and conclusion.

The introduction

It is the opening of the text. So, in a nutshell, you need to contextualize the topic and prepare the reader for the arguments that will be presented later. We have a very nice text with ideas on how to start writing.

The development or argumentation

As the names suggest, the candidate should develop the proposed theme in order to convince the reader about the placements that were listed in the introduction. You can enter the subject with expressions such as “Regarding …”, “As for …” and “About …”.

Remember: It is essential to consistently defend each of the ideas listed so that your text does not have holes. That is, just talk about what you can argue throughout the essay. It is better to speak less and with more property than to try to speak more and fail to develop the subject. Cohesion is also essential.

The conclusion

Finally, you should synthesize the ideas presented, reaffirming the theme and making the final remarks. You can use “Thus, …”, “See, then, …” and “The data therefore suggest …” as a way to start the completion paragraph. Do not forget to propose interventions, that is, give ideas of how the problem can be solved. It is important to give details, such as who will do the action or what effect is expected from it.

An excellent lesson for you to learn more about the organization of this type of text is this about the structure of the paragraph.

How to prepare for this type of essay?

Read a lot! This is the best way to improve vocabulary and, therefore, writing, not only for essay-argumentative writing, but also for proof as a whole.

It is also important to stay on top of the latest news, research on them, and discuss issues to delve deeper and see other points of view. This way, you will be able to train subjects to prepare yourself. As you know, we have several classes of news in our Online Cursillo. (I.e.

What to do at the time of the test?

Even if you express your real opinion about the proposed topic, writing should never be written in the first person. Therefore, it is important to keep distant, avoiding expressions such as “I think …” or “In my opinion …”.

Other than that, it is always good to remember some basic points, which serve for any type of text during vestibular or contests:

  • do not use slang words or information that could violate basic principles of human rights;
  • do not use slang, proverbs, or popular sayings;
  • respect the number of lines indicated;
  • be aware of the time available to plan your text correctly;
  • do a review before submitting to see if your essay is within the proposed one and is consistent.

Did you see? Developing a dissertation-argumentative is not a seven-headed animal. By following these tips you will be prepared to deal with any topic in that format.