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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Opinions matter


How to Write An Opinion Composition


Imagine you are given the following topic: Should police officers carry guns? Discuss.

POINTS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU START.
Make a draft copy and write down your ideas on the topic. When you are ready...


  • Always write a/ the title
  • Paragraph 1
 This is your introduction. After you have introduced the reader to the subject of the essay, you write a thesis statement. This is the last sentence of the first paragraph, and it should do two things
          Directly answer the essay question
          Tell the reader what your opinion is
  • Paragraph 2
This is the first paragraph of the essay body. Use any of these at the beginning of this paragraph: first, first of all, in the first place, for one thing, to begin with.
Give a reason and a justification or an example.
  • Paragraph 3
 This is the second paragraph of the essay body. Use any of these at the beginning of this paragraph: second, next, in addition, also, furthermore, more importantly, another key point is
 Give a reason and a justification or an example.
  • Pargraph 4
At this point, you can add the opposite view point giving reasons why this should or could be considered too. On the other hand, however, nevertheless...
Give a reason and a justification or an example.
  • Paragraph 5
 This is your conclusion. Use any of these at the beginning of this paragraph:
in conclusion,  to sum  up, all in all, all things considered
Restate your opinion using different words from those used in the introduction.
 
See example below

 

Should police officers carry guns?

    Many communities have been debating whether or not police officers should carry guns. In some situations, guns protect the police officer as well as the public. However, guns often result in injuries and death. In my opinion, no police officer should ever carry a gun.

      First of all, guns cause more harm than good. There are often stories in the newspaper about people who are accidentally shot. Moreover, many of these stories involve police officers. If guns were not involved, these accidents would not happen.

      On the other hand, there are very few stories about how a gun has saved somebody's life. In addition to the previous point, in most cases police officers do not  need guns. My uncle, for example, has been a police officer for over 20 years, and he has never had to use his gun. In fact, he says that most people who break the law are unarmed. Thus, it is often unnecessary for police officers to carry guns. 

     In conclusion, I do not think that police officers need to carry a gun with them in order to do their job well. I am sure we would all live in a safer and happier world without guns of any type .



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