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In an academic context, it is not enough just to have an opinion. As a student, you are expected to argue when communicating in professional contexts.

Working scientifically and creating knowledge is largely about convincing others that what you claim is valid or “right”. This is done by arguing academically.

When you, as a student, make a claim - either in writing or orally - you must therefore be able to state academically acceptable reasons for your claim. Academically acceptable reasons can be based on, for example, your subject's theory or an empirical study.

Argumentation takes place at several levels in your assignment - at the sentence level, paragraph level and an overall level. On this page you can find inspiration on how to argue continuously in the task, and how to structure the entire task as one argument to ensure the common thread and progression of the task.

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