Step by step argumentation


Select a motion or topic and develop a clear assertion. Then, follow these steps to logically develop your argument:


Clearly state your position or claim on the motion. Make sure your assertion is debatable, specific, and relevant to the topic.


Identify at least three reasons or causes that support your assertion. Connect each reason or cause to your assertion, explaining the logical progression. Use clear and concise language to ensure the logical flow of your argument.


Find reliable and diverse sources that provide evidence supporting each reason or cause. Include research studies, statistics, expert opinions, or real-life examples. Ensure the evidence directly relates to your assertion and strengthens your argument.

Mind map

Draw a mind map with arrows that contains and connect all 3 parts of the argument.

Assertion - The implementation of universal basic income (UBI) would alleviate poverty

Reasoning - Universal basic income would provide a safety net for individuals and families living in poverty. It would ensure a minimum level of income for everyone, reducing the financial hardships and addressing income inequality. This would enable individuals to meet their basic needs such as food, shelter, and healthcare, leading to an overall improvement in living standards.

Evidence - According to a study conducted in 2017 by the Roosevelt Institute, implementing UBI in the United States could significantly reduce poverty rates, with an estimated decline of over 10%. This study analyzed the impact of UBI on different income groups and concluded that it would have a substantial positive effect on poverty reduction.