1. Introduction 2. Concession 3. Body paragraph 1 4. Body paragraph 25. Conclusion
Just like every other essay, thecontroversial issue paper starts with anattention-getter. • Anecdote •Quote •Statistic
• Give the background of your topic•Why is this topic so controversial?(cite sources if needed)
• Attention-getter• Transition to your main topic• Give background info: Why should the reader care about your topic? What is controversial about it?• Transition to your thesis• Thesis (This is a statement, NOT a question
• Let the reader know your stanceLarge schools have a negative •Lay out your “Action Plan”.effect on student learning, student Clearly state what you are going toinvolvement, and student to do prove and how you are goingemotional health. it.
Plan your introductionState your in a single sentence side: ThesisList 2 reasons why you are right: Topic Sentences
•Present the other side of the issue in a fair and objectivemanner.•The structure is the same as any other Body Paragraph!Here are some samples: samples TS: There are some people who believe . . . CS: There is more to the issue than just this . . . However . . .