Reading & Argument Essay Writing
Reading & Writing Practice
This blog provides a great lesson to improve students' ability to read, identify key arguments of for/against and synthesis the arguments in argument essay. Students practise their paraphrasing skills and in-text referencing. The material includes two texts, outline plans and a model essay.
Argument Organisation Structure
An argument essay structure is generally organised in two ways. A Block structure is where the two main body paragraphs divided separaetly into for or against. A Point-to-Point structure is where each main body paragraph has an argument followed by the counter argument. (see below)
Mergers & Acquisition Argument Essay Writing
The lesson comprises of teacher's notes, two academic / neutral texts (written by AEUK), one argument for/against plan, two outline structures (block / point-to-point), and a model answer (550 words). It also includes (not shown in example) a highlighted version of the model essay showing how the thesis statement links all the way through the essay, the in-text referencing and counter-argument linking.
Question:Mergers and Acquisitions are not always a beneficial strategy. To what extent do you agree with this statement? Write a two-sided argument essay, making reference to the arguments in Text 1 and Text 2. Include correct in-text referencing and suitable paraphrasing. Write between 400-600 words
Topic: Mergers & Acquisitions. Two short texts (included) - students read the texts, make notes of key arguments, and write a 400-600 word essay using in-text referencing and paraphrasing. The essay should follow (block / point-to-point structure) more info. Lesson includes teacher notes, outline & a model essay. Example Level ***** [B2/C1]