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 )


      Example 1:

      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]


      Example 2:

      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
      health ].