For and Against Essay

Topics: Policy debate, Disadvantage, Sentence Pages: 2 (260 words) Published: March 18, 2013
FOR AND AGAINST ESSAY – USEFUL EXPRESSIONS

POINTS TO CONSIDER

• Make a list of the points for and against

• Start with a topic sentence which summarises the topic of the paragraph

• Do not use informal style

• If possible use well-known quotations

USEFUL EXPRESSIONS AND LINKING WORDS/PHRASES (for second paragraph)

• Firstly, First of all, In the first place, To begin/start with

• Secondly, Thirdly, Finally

• To list advantages:
One/Another/A further/An additional (major) advantage of… is … The main/greatest/first advantage of… is …

TO LIST DISADVANTAGES (for third paragraph)

• One/Another/ A further/An additional (major) disadvantage/drawback of. The main/greatest/most serious/first disadvantage /drawback of… Another negative aspect of…

• It is often claimed/suggested that...
It is widely argued maintained that…..
It is generally felt/believed/held that...

TO ADD MORE POINTS TO THE SAME TOPIC (kao u hrvatskom „nadalje“)

• in addition (to this), furthermore, moreover, besides, apart from, what is more, as well as, not to mention (the fact) that, also, not only … but also/as well, both …

TO MAKE CONTRASTING POINTS (kao u hrvatskom „s druge strage, suprotno tome“)

on the other hand, however, still, yet, but, nonetheless, nevertheless, even so, it may be said/argued/claimed that,…
others/many people oppose this viewpoint/strongly disagree…, claim/feel/believe although, though, even though, while, whilst, whereas, despite/in spite of (the fact that), regardless of the fact that

TO MAKE A CONCLUSION

• In conclusion,
All things considered,
Taking everything into account/consideration,
To conclude,
To sum up,
All in all,
Finally/Lastly,
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