Opinion Essay

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Opinion essay
Opinion essay is a formal piece of essay writing which presents the author’s point of view on a particular subject supported by reasons and examples. The opposing viewpoint is also suggested, it goes with arguments that show that it is unconvincing. A Successful Opinion Essay Consists of:

An introduction where the topic and the author’s opinion are stated clearly. A main body where viewpoints supported by reasons are presented in several paragraphs. This section has also the opposing viewpoint which is proved to be unconvincing.

A conclusion where the main points of the essay are summarized and the author’s opinion is restated in other words.
Useful Tips for Writing an Opinion Essay:
Decide your opinion as for the topic discussed
Make a list of viewpoints and reasons supporting your point of view Write well-developed paragraphs
Use linking words and phrases to join the sentences and the paragraphs within the text Start each paragraph with a topic sentence
Apply to the Following Techniques to Start and Finish Your Opinion Essays: Address to the reader directly
Start with a quotation
Start with a thought provoking or rhetorical question
Refer to some striking or unusual fact, idea or situation
Use the Following Expressions to Give Your Opinion:
As 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 …
I am inclined to believe that …
Basic Doe’s in Writing Opinion
Essays:
Write in a formal style
Introduce the topic clearly
State clear topic sentences
Use generalizations
Use quotations

Basic Dont’s 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

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