What to focus on! Remember when writing your statement of claim you want to attract the attention of the reader. Start with a topic sentence that attracts attention and summarizes the issue. Inform the reader of your point of view
Other things to take notice of. Be clear what your topic is and what your point of view is. Be clear and get put your view point forward. Consider your audience. Also use high modal words to gain interest by the reader.
Quick Refresh. 1. What is it? Define the topic. Remember the topic sentence is very important. Make a poster to remember these steps 2. Use three examples to support the topic and your viewpoint. 3. Larger or global issue. Use the words ‘world’ or ‘whole country’ to support your view. Below the dotted line is the linking sentence. You need to show where you stand on the issue and state how many arguments you are putting forward.
Your Turn Take your time and make sure you have all four steps complete. Write an exposition piece using the topic: Why is it better to live now than in the past.