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FOR AND AGAINST ESSAY
STRUCTURE OPENING: You state the topic and talk generally about it, but without giving your opinion. BODY: Establishment of the points for and the points against in two paragraphs (always with justification). CLOSING: Includes your opinion or a consideration/summary of the topic.
TIPS Make a list of the points for and the points against the topic before you start writing. Do not use informal style: short forms or colloquial language. Do not use strong or emotional language (I firmly believe, I know, I therefore feel...) Write well-developed paragraphs (always supported by reasons or examples). Opinion words (I believe, In my opinion, I think...) are used in the closing paragraph to give your opinion on the topic.
Connectors ADDITION: and, in addition, furthermore, moreover, what's more, also, too, as well as CONTRAST: but, however, nevertheless, yet, still, although, in spite, despite, even if (incluso si), even though (a pesar de que, aunque) EXAMPLE: for example, for instance, such as, like, particularly, especially, (more) specifically
USEFUL LANGUAGE On the one hand,... On the other hand,... It is true that,... Firstly/ Secondly/ Thirdly,... Such as... Due to... As a result,... I believe that... In my opinion,... In my view,... The question is whether... Consequently... To sum up,... In conclusion,...