Instructions on how to write an opinion essay

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PURPOSE OF AN OPINION ESSAY

  • In an opinion essay you say what you think about a given topic.
  • It is essential that you give reasons for your opinions.
  • Do not forget that in an opinion essay there are no right or wrong answers. Your are not talking about facts.


STRUCTURE OF AN OPINION ESSAY

  • Title
  • First paragraph: Introduce the topic and state your opinion.
  • Middle paragraph(s): Give reasons for your opinion and examples.
  • Final paragraph: Summarise your argument and give your conclusions.

TIP Connectors of addition are good to create a cohesive text (in addition, as well as, and, also.)

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