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Opinion Structure

Instructions to follow
If you are given an opinion essay, you have to pick sides.
You can either agree or disagree with the statement in the question.
Once you pick a side, you can start planning your essay and then writing it.

An opinion essay should have:
Introduction
3 Body Paragraphs
The 3rd body paragraph is optional. It will get you a higher band score
Conclusion

Introduction
Your introduction paragraph should paraphrase your question. Use synonyms for the words used in the question.
A thesis statement – This statement should clearly state your opinion (i.e) whether you agree or disagree with the statement.
Body Paragraph 1
Your body paragraph should revolve around:
A central idea
Supporting points
Example (Optional)
A central idea
The paragraph should revolve around this idea. Supporting points – Added points that support your central idea.
Example – Examples from your real-life experiences that support the supporting idea. They are optional.

Body Paragraph 2
A central idea- The paragraph should revolve around this idea. Supporting points – Added points
that support your central idea.
Example – Examples from your real-life experiences that support the supporting idea. They are
optional.

Body paragraph 3
This paragraph is the trickiest of all. You need to convey to the examiner that:
You are aware of the other side of the argument.
Yet you believe that your side is logical or right.
Conclusion
Paraphrase your question along with an emphasis on your opinion

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