How to write an essay advantages disadvanatages writing speaking opinion friendship
Argumentative essay should include ‘for’ and ‘against’ arguments related to given issue.
e.g. Advantages and disadvantages of working in corporation.
Essay should have following parts:
Introduction. It is a part of our essay in which it is a must to include issue from the topic. It is
important not to write about our personal opinion about it.
Main body. This part consists of few paragraphs with ‘for’ and ‘against’ argument.
Conclusion. There should be a short summary at the end of our essay. It can also be a personal
opinion about the issue.
Arguments should be supported with examples, statistics, facts etc.
Use formal language e.g. I am instead of I’m
Example (Advantages and Disadvantages of having a computer)
Have you ever imegined your life without computers. They are very useful but they may also bring some
problems in our life or development. Let's discuss advantages and disadvantages of using them. -
First of all... / To start with... /One major advantages... / Firstly / To begin with
There are also some drawbacks of... / One the other hand... / Unfortunately / Another disadvantage is …
Personal opinion, summary of all arguments
To sum up... / All in all.. / On the whole... / All things considered... /In conclusion... / Taking it all into
Friendship is the most important in life - opinion essay
There are a lot of values people are inclined to consider the most important in life. One can believe that
true love is the most vital, other will point at family or money. My conviction is that friendship is the
most fundamental value in life.
The first argument for considering friendship as the most important value is that having friends is the
most fundamental and widespread people's need. It can look like platitude, but the truth is, that
everybody needs friends to feel secure, important, worthful and accepted. Neither family, nor money can
assure that. The awareness that there is a person one can always count on, gives him general self-
Considering a real friendship it can be clearly said that friends know each other the best. Thanks to this,
friends can be really helpful in solving problems and making decisions, when we are confused and
indecisive. Their position is the best to do help as they have a large knowledge about us and our
situation and they are more reasonable (because they are not emotionally involved). They can be both,
empathic and objective. Due to this, their suggestions are always worthy of consideration and often
The opponents of my view argue that friendship cannot be the most important in life as there are some
individuals, who do not have any friends and do not need them. It is only partly true. People, who claim
they are happy without friends next to them, are mostly liars who do not want to fess up to failure on the
field of friendship. There are, of course, some individuals who really do not suffer from the lack of
friends, but these are recluses. As they are not a numerous part of the society, they can be treated as the
exceptions which confirm the rule.
In conclusion, it seems reasonable to claim that friendship is one of the vital values in life. For the
mentioned arguments I firmly believe that friendship is the greatest of them all. Friends assure us in
problematic situations, enjoy our happiness and are able to show appropriate point of view, when we
feel adrift. And that is what we all need.
by Sylwia G