Many times ones is faced with the often daunting task of essay writing. Not only must one concern themselves with the selection of an appropriate topic but there is often a need to find examples of more than one point of view on a subject. Such is the case when the paper is of the argumentative nature.
Law books and journals
When dealing with political and social issues one of the best places to look is in law books and journals. Within theses pages one will find a variety of opinions and evidenced based arguments for both sides of a topic.
Depending upon the perspective and academic discipline that informs ones approach to the essay academic journals may be useful. Most schools and colleges provide students with access to a database of academic journals for a variety of topics. These databases are most often computerized and a simple or more advanced subject should yield results for ones desired subject.
If one is strapped for time or intimidated by the prospect of scouring through pages of legal jargon one can look at archived footage or listen to audio recordings of debates. This strategy puts less strain on the reader’s eyes and allows the convenience of speeding up recordings in order to get to the most salient parts of the rationale. Although this method seems unconventional debates present the opposing view and the evidence supporting each side.
If one is not daunted by the prospect of perusing large quantities of written material one can utilize one of the many available search engines and look for essays or other written publications in the public domain. There are other sites which require membership or a paid subscription in order to access their archived materials. If this seems most convenient one may share the expense as well as the benefits with a group of schoolmates.
Lastly if all else fails go to the source. The one giving the assignment should provide a format that you can follow as well as directions to appropriate examples you can use. This may be in the form of assignments from previous students or teacher resources that would not be otherwise available to students.
Writing can be a simple and even enjoyable exercise when one is aware of the many resources at their disposable.