My name is Mia Oscar and I am from Australia. Argumentative essays have been popular for some time now. Students should write an essay trying to assert one side of the topic. In other words, they should only argue one side of the issue and do it convincingly. If a student persuades readers to agree with the particular idea (an opinion stated by the student) on a chosen topic, it is considered that this student has done well in his/her argumentative essay.