Writing A Pros And Cons Essay

Pros And Cons EssayUndoubtedly, a pros and cons essay is one of the most common types of academic essays which students of modern colleges and universities are assigned to. The main idea of this type of essays is researching and informing the readers about advantages and disadvantages, or positive and negative sides of the chosen topic: an object, an idea, a concept, a phenomena, etc. Usually, a pros and cons essay is written in order to evaluate the effectiveness of an action, or sometime it can play a role of compare and contrast essay and be aimed on evaluating/comparing pros and cons of the selected two concepts, idea, or objects. Just like any other type  of academic essays, a pros and cons essay also has its own specifics to be kept in mind when working on it. Go one reading to learn more about the issue.

First of all, like any academic paper, a pros and cons essay consists of three main parts: introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion. Actually, there are  a few approaches to presenting the ideas and arguments in this type of essays. One is to start your presentation with all pros (or all cons) of the topic, and then follow with  presenting all cons (or all pros) of the topic. Another one is presenting some certain pros and cons of the topic related to one of another side of the topic. For example, if you are to analyze pros and cons of an industrial revolution, you can first present all the pros and cons related to economy, then in the next paragraph you can present the pros and cons related to social issues, then all the pros and cons linked to political side of the issue, etc. Both of the approaches can be very effectively used according to the specifics of the topic of your pros and cons essay.

Start your work on this type of academic essay with doing some little research. Even if you are convinced that you know everything about the issue and have plenty of related pros and cons in your mind, take some time to browse through some online or printed academic sources of information related to the topic. You’ll definitely find some new interesting perspectives and new viewpoints to the issue or concept you’re going to write about. Besides, looking through some other academic papers can give you an idea as to the best presentation approach. You may also want to add one or two related descriptive quotations to your academic essay. In such case, make sure to use only the ones from serious and reputable academic sources like books, magazines, journals, academic websites, other academic papers, etc., and also make sure to properly reference the quotation according to the requirements of academic formatting style you’ve chosen for your pros and cons essay.

Start your work with writing a small introducing for your academic essay. It should not be longer than one paragraph, and it should include your thesis statement and some basic information about the topic you’re going to write about. Then, come to writing the body paragraphs and use the selected type of presentation. Make sure that you’re using a strong and persuasive writing style, and also follow the rules of writing clarity. Summarize the information you presented in your pros and cons essay in the last paragraph of conclusion. Review your essay a few times and make necessary changes before coming to referencing and citing the academic sources you used in your work. It can be a good idea to ask someone like your friends or family members to read your essay and give you feedback. Finally, after making references, you should proofread your essay and make sure that it is free from any sort of errors and mistakes. Good luck with your work!

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