Argumentative essays are one of the genres of writing that demands the writer to study a particular topic and collect evidence, and then evaluate it and formulate a position on the subject in a short way.

Argumentative essays typically require extensive research on the literature or previously published materials. Argumentative essays may also require empirical research in which students collect data through interviews or surveys, observations or even experiments. Research that is thorough helps the student learn about the subject and be aware of different perspectives on the subject in order to be able to pick the best option and then support it by presenting evidence through research. Whatever the amount or nature of the research the argumentative essay must present an enunciated thesis and adhere to the sound logic.