Writing argumentative essays can sound like a very demanding task. On top of writing which is difficult enough itself, you have to develop and defend your own argument. However, this task can be made less difficult as it can be really fun. Defending your assertions is a game which is enjoyable to do. The first step is selecting an essay topic.
If you are able to select the best essay topic that suits you, you will be successful in your argumentative writing. Selecting such topic is the key because this writing task is difficult by nature. You do not simply present an idea; you need to present an idea which argues a point and such argument should be feasible for supporting. As mentioned, one best way to make this assignment much easier than it is usually difficult, you can make it fun.
Argumentation is a game, a competition. As with any other contest, writing argumentatively is enjoyable. It can be further made more enjoyable if you are on the winning side. Thus, you do not simply pick fights, you have to carefully pick your fights. Be selective in engaging battles. In argumentation writing, you must choose topics in which you have a fair chance of winning.
In other words, the first important step in selecting an argumentative essay topic is to know which ones are those in which you have the knowledge, interest and resources to be able to sustain a war. When you research for and about topics, always take note of these three essential elements. Always have them in mind from topic research to essay editing.
Avoid choosing topics in which you have not enough of any one of the components mentioned. You need to have sufficient amount of each one. Otherwise, you will have difficulty in fighting the opposition. Your opposition are the counterarguments or the opposing points of view to your own. This is how the argumentative essay is unique. You cannot simply give support to your thesis. You need to identify its enemies and prepare and present counterattacks to them. With this strategy of how to choose a topic, you can simply do your research to see which topics you have sufficient knowledge, interest and resources.