Argumentative essays 2

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Argumentative essays 2

  1. 1. Argumentative Essays 2BPPPre-masters 3
  2. 2. Essay structureIntroduction•What is the essay about?•What is the definition of any key terms?•Why is this topic important?•What argument are you going to put across? i.e what side do you think is right?Paragraph 1• Opposition point of view• Evidence/quote/reference/example• Your opinion/Opposite view• Evidence/quote/reference/exampleParagraph 2• Opposition point of view• Evidence/quote/reference/example• Your opinion/opposite view• Evidence/quote/reference/exampleConclusion• Remind me, what were your main points? – (Summary)• What’s your conclusion?References
  3. 3. Example IntroductionShould individuals or governments be responsible forreducing fossil fuels?Answer these questions• What is this essay about?• Why is this important?• Are there any definitions?• What is your argument? What are you arguing for?• This essay will look at whether it is better for individuals or governmentto take responsibility for reducing the amount of fossil fuels used insociety. The burning of fossil fuels is one of the main contributors toclimate change. It is important to reduce the amount used in order toreduce environmental damage but there is a lot of debate about whoshould be responsible for this. Fossil fuels include, oil, coal and naturalgas. These are burnt to produce electricity. In this essay it will be arguedthat individuals must take responsibility for fossil fuel reduction if theworld is to see a real change in its use.
  4. 4. Language input• It is generally accepted that• It is widely agreed that• It is probable that• The evidence suggests that• Most people appearBailey (2011)NounVerb-ingTo infinitiveverb
  5. 5. Language input• It can be argued that• One view is that• According to McAllister (2013)• McAllister (2013) claims thatNounVerb-ing

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