Essay on The Issue Of Banning Tobacco

861 Words Dec 4th, 2016 4 Pages
After rereading my past argumentative essay, I noticed key grammatical and structural errors that, if fixed, could assist me in the future. This argumentative essay lacked a strong thesis, reliable sources, and a sense of order of importance. The argument was to push the United States to make the silent killer, better known as tobacco, illegal. The essay reflected on key factors that were in favor of banning tobacco. After my grandmother died of lung cancer, I began to become an activist in the fight against tobacco use. I believe it should be illegal so that people will not be allowed to kill themselves and others with it anymore. The revision and adjustment of these errors will assist me not only this year, but in the following years to come.
The most outstanding error to me, was the lack of a strong thesis. The thesis is a sentence or a couple of sentences that tells the reader what the whole essay is about. It is also classified as a statement or theory that is put forward as a premise to be maintained or proved. The lack of a strong and hard thesis statement leaves the reader with questions about what the actual essay is about. “What are the topics discussed in the essay? What is the main point of the essay? What is the purpose of the essay?” All of these questions are very important to the reader, whoever it might be. The reader should be informed and should have a clear understanding of what he or show is reading. The absence of a clear thesis will leave the reader…

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