Ultimately, the goal when writing an argumentative essay is to convince others that the opinions you have given, based on evidence, is valid or at least worthwhile of further consideration, since most argumentative essays are written to address readers who have a different viewpoint.  So when you are writing your introduction, you might want to start first with a personal story, offer a useful quote, a surprising statistic or pose a question. You will also need to remain critical, consider opposing views and address their position. You can’t just argue your own views and opinions; you need to address the other side as well. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the argumentative essay you have been assigned, please rest assure that we will be able to assist you with it today!