Hi Liz! First of all thank you for your great website 🙂 It is really very useful) I have a question,if there is an essay which requires both discussing and giving my own opinion should I give my initial opinion in introduction again? or should I gave it as a special paragraph? Thanks in advance for your answer 🙂
This essay is about improving health. IELTS offer one option which is exercise. That is an opinion offered by them. We agree with this opinion but also think there are other ways to gain health such as a good diet. It is still on the topic of how to improve health. You must learn to identify the main issue in the essay question in order to present relevant main points.
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Introductions and conclusions play a special role in the academic essay, and they frequently demand much of your attention as a writer. A good introduction should identify your topic, provide essential context, and indicate your particular focus in the essay. It also needs to engage your readers’ interest. A strong conclusion will provide a sense of closure to the essay while again placing your concepts in a somewhat wider context. It will also, in some instances, add a stimulus to further thought. Since no two essays are the same, no single formula will automatically generate an introduction and conclusion for you. But the following guidelines will help you to construct a suitable beginning and end for your essay.
Hi! You know Ms. Liz, the i am having the hard time to make an introduction, maybe because of the paraphrasing. I found your video helpful.. thank you!
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I have 2 questions plz first is can i write i dont instead of i do not n writting essay and second is can i use pencil while writting essay?
as you said that essay introduction has two points which are backgroung and thesis, are all essay type , such as advantage disadvantage, opinion, problem solution etc. , have same same structure of introduction?
When you have two charts, you introduction both in the introduction. You put the key features of both charts in your overview. Then you usually have one body paragraph for one chart and one body paragraph for the other chart. Because, there is a lot of information, you must plan and select which information to include in your body paragraphs. The examiner is marking you on your ability to select key features without getting lost in detail.
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Thanks for your informative video!
However, I still wonder of your last sentence which belongs to the thesis statements. Could you please show the planning for the body paragraphs? If I write a body paragraph about dieting to gain health, isn’t it make my essay off-topic ?
There are two statements needed only. The background which introduces the issues in the essay question and the thesis which contains the main poitns (your answer). Anything more is a waste of words and a waste of time because it won’t help your score.
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I have heard from some tutors (both in person and from blogs) that it is required to write an “outline sentence” at the end of the introduction paragraph, blueprinting the main ideas the candidate intends to explain.
Please see my model essays to see more about paraphrasing. You only need to give the same information without changing the meaning but it is your choice about the order. “workout” is not the same as “exercise”. Workout is just one form of exercise.
Then, in each body of my succeeding paragraph, my main topic is about music, theatre and paintings. Will this idea would fit this kind of essay question teacher?
Then, I came up with this introduction, “People perceived that the government is allocating financial support in the field of arts which is not worthy. Furthermore, the society feels that the government is nonchalant in terms of public service. Nevertheless, I would say that the government gives me an optimistic point of view for demonstrating their tenacity for nourishing arts, as similar to music, theatre and paintings”.
Hi teacher Liz, regarding to the essay type of question which is similar to the sample given “to what extent do you agree?”After I paraphrase for the background statement, can I have a disagree thesis statement directly and site different examples that support my disagree statement? I have read this sample question that I think is hard for me to agree, and it’s like I can only come up with a balanced opinion for it in my conclusion part and not to agree.