ToleranceNowadays, societies worldwide arenot homogeneous. In what ways doyou think people differ from oneanother? How can we co-exist andaccept difference? Elaborate onyour opinion by adding reasons andexamples.
PlanIntro: heterogeneity is the rulePar. 1 (main body): factors that determinedifference (remember sex, age, religion, race/colour/ origin, etc.), mention examplePar.2 (main body): ways to coexist-> be tolerant->how? -> individual, family, school, mention exampleConclusion: sum up, more personal thoughts/ amessage/ a warning
Basic Opinion PhrasesAs far as I am concerned, ...I am (not) convinced that ...In my opinion/view ...My opinion is that ...I (ﬁrmly)believe ...I (deﬁnitely) feel/think that ...
Basic DOs in Writing Opinion Essays: Write in a formal style Introduce the topic clearly State clear topic sentences Use generalizations Use quotations
Basic DONTs in Writing an Opinion Essay Don’t use colloquial expressions Don’t use short forms Don’t use emotive vocabulary Don’t use over-generalizations Don’t use statistics without proper referencing Don’t give personal examples
Useful Links All ECPE links on the Students’ Page Advice on how to write an ECPE essay ECPE benchmark essays from Michigan:• A Honors sample essay• B Pass sample essay• C Minimum Pass sample essay• D Fail sample essay