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TABL E OF CONTENTS Map of essay writing Types of essay For & against F& A planning F& A sample paragraphs F& A agree/disagree terminology/vocabulary F & A formal expressions & passive voice F & A grammatical construction .
WHAT TYPE OF ESSAY? Look the the essay titles below and identify what types of essays they are. men are now the ones suffering from sexual discrimination. Modern society benefits greatly from computer technology. Discuss the threats of computers. To what extent should television participate in our children’s education? As a result of changes in the role of women in modern society. becoming more dependent on computers has it’s disadvantages. However. Do you agree? .
FOR & AGAINST Introduction State the situation presenting both sides of the argument 2nd paragraph – disagree 3rd paragraph – agree 4th paragraph conclusion .
Discuss the threats of computers. However. Advantages & disadvantages of computers . becoming more dependent on computers has it’s disadvantages. It is open to debate whether computers are as overwhelmingly beneficial as we have been led to believe.HOW TO ARTICULATE FOR TOP MARKS Sample essay & expressions Statement introducing both sides Whilst no one can deny the benefits of computers in our modern society. Title & topic – introduction First sentence –main idea Modern society benefits greatly from computer technology. there are also drawbacks to being dominated by a technologically-driven global culture.
but not opinion – sitting on the fence As such. . Therefore. opinion is divided on the subject and it is necessary to examine both sides carefully before reaching a conclusion. there is something to be said for both sides.EXPRESSIONS TO USE IN FOR & AGAINST ESSAY Second sentence stating both sides. it would be fair to say that this is indeed a controversial issue. Despite the controversial nature of this issue and the seemingly irreconcilable perspectives surrounding it. Therefore diverse opinions must be examined in order to come to a conclusion.
There are also repercussions .SIMPLIFIED STATEMENTS There is something to be said for both sides. Opinion is divided on the subject Diversity of opinions Controversial issue Whilst no one can deny….
BODY OF FOR & AGAINST ESSAY Second paragraph 1) Choose a point that you disagree with. Example (A) One major stumbling block with regard to accepting the internet as a communication and information tool is a fear of information overload. It could be argued. Example (B) It is believed that technological advances and the internet have burdened global society with information overload and it’s inevitable levels of distraction. and a desire to maintain an outdated status quo. digital illiteracy. 2) State the opinion using passive voice or a generic statement. whilst maintaining a balance between virtual and every day living. Although there are those who fear the influence of social media on teenagers. . failure to utilise social media and the world wide web sensibly. we must recognise that the digital generation is here to stay and we must learn to embrace the new wired intelligences. that this common misconception stems from technophobia. or notice young people becoming more isolated from their peers. however. then disprove with a sharp counter-statement.
You have already seen some useful phrases. Schools of thought differ on the subject……. There may be an element of …(noun) ( ignorance) .PASSIVE VOICE AND IMPERSONAL PHRASES In order to maintain a formal or neutral style when making statements it is necessary to use some useful phrases or passive voice. Critics of…….. A widely held view on……holds that…… A common misconception is that….tend to……. Here are examples of using passive voice…… It is considered to be…. It is believed that…… It can be argued that….
education depended on personal wealth. There is no denying that education is the key to global progress. Whereas. educational platforms and interactive websites have largely made free autonomous learning available to those with the initiative to seek out information. The wise see this as a sign of unprecedented progress where new literacies are being born to help us thrive in a connected world. . today it depends on how well one can mindfully sift through content and access superior educational material. The world wide web. in the past. is what separates the digital generation from those of us caught unawares in the frantic pace of this technological revolution.BODY OF FOR & AGAINST 2 Third paragraph Choose a point you agree with. This. Clearly explain the ‘for’ position with examples that further disprove the ‘against’ position. in itself.
(implicitly) Example 1) 2) Admittedly. Yet. . Re-state the balanced nature of the argument Write a final thought that includes your opinion. In conclusion resistance to change can only prove to be ironically debilitating. this will only happen if we resist change or fail to introduce new subjects into our school curricula that teach pupils how to focus and wisely master the rich new domain of computer enabled intelligence.CONCLUSION For & again conclusion. there are some dangers with regard to tools and virtual living taking over our lives.
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USEFUL PHRASES .LINKS AND TABLES OF SIMPLE.
it is advisable to try and include a number of the following constructions. 1) comparison 2) passive voice 3) conditional 4) Inversion 5) Emphasis .GRAMMATICAL CONSTRUCTION To get very high marks and make sentence writing easier.
discuss Some people say that the education system is the only critical factor in the development of a country.SAMPLE TOPICS Even though globalisation affects the world’s economics in a very positive way. it’s negative side should not be forgotten. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? You choose ‘For & against’ or ‘for OR against’ Balanced or biased essay…it depends on how strong your opinion is (for & against) You should write at least 250 words .
MORE SAMPLES Ecological balance is impossible to achieve when technological progress constantly ruins our environment. . Do you agree? Balanced or biased.