English Language > Writing > Writing to argue
In writing to argue, you should show balance, which means considering different views. It helps to sketch out a table like the one below.
|Argument for||Argument against|
|Uniform looks smarter than casual clothes||Uniform can be expensive and the costs can spiral with students constantly growing|
|Students don't have to waste time worrying about what to wear each day||Uniform stifles freedom of expression and breeds uniformity|
|If a student is lost or hurt outside school, they can be identified easily||Uniform can lead to school rivalries when walking home|
|Uniforms create a sense of belonging and pride||Uniforms deprive students of their individuality|