Writing for Students: Recognising Argument Structure
It's important to emphasise that every argument has the same structure, ie:
This claim BECAUSE OF those reasons
THIS BECAUSE OF THAT
( Conclusion )
( main claim )
( Reasons )
( supporting evidence )
Elections should be allowed BECAUSE individuals have the right to vote in their own country.
This [Elections should be allowed]
BECAUSE OF That individuals have the right to vote in their own country.y]
Smoking should be banned BECAUSE it is harmful to everyone's health.
This [ Smoking should be
banned ] BECAUSE OF That [ it is harmful to everyone's