A successful essay should have :
- Consists of :
- a GENERAL STATEMENT : Make a general statement about the topic.
- a THESIS STATEMENT : You state the subject and your opinion clearly. Thesis Statement
summerises what the whole essay is about.
- Consists of several paragraphs
- Each paragraph presenting a separate viewpoint
- Start each paragraph with a topic sentence ( the topic sentence summarises what the paragraph is about )
- Support the topic sentence with supporting sentences ( explanations, reasons, details, examples )
- Also include a paragraph presenting the opposing viewpoint in another paragraph.
- Give reason why you think it is an unconvincing viewpoint.
- You may include more paragraphs with more viewpoints in the body.
- Use linking words and phrases :
1- to join sentences
2- to join one paragraph with the other
- Summarise the body; Restate the thesis sentence with different words.
- Present or Restate your opinion.
|In conclusion,||it||can be said / must be claimed||that ...|
|On balance ,||seems / appears|
|All things considered,||would seem|
|Taking everything into consideration,||is likely / unlikely / possible / foreseeable|
|To conclude,||is clear / obvious|
|To sum up,||is true to say|
|All in all,||may be concluded|
|All things considered ,||although it must be said that ..........|
|the obvious conclusion to be drawn is that .......|
There is no absolute answer to the question of .........
|In the light of this evidence,||it is||clear||that .......|
|In conclusion ,||it is||clear||from the||above||evidence||that ..........|
|All in all,||obvious||foregoing||points|
|To sum up,||evident||arguments|
|Taking everything into account,||I therefore||conclude||that ...|
For the above-mentioned reasons, therefore, I ( firmly ) believe that ..........