I hope you had some fun arguing those the for and against of those ideas I posted last time. Today, let’s just take one idea and try to develop an argument:
Here it is:
The most serious problem facing humanity is ….
a. choose a focus for your topic e.g. viruses, environmental problems, trust etc.
b. brainstorm a. the problem, what it is, who it affects, how it happens, why it is such a problem
c. write a short introduction paraphrasing the sentence: ‘The most serious problem facing humanity is ….‘ and a sentence like. There are many reasons for this problem, and I will discuss them with some possible solutions.
d. write para 1 with the reasons
(use linkers: First, second, third…, next, then, finally to show the sequence of your reasons)
e. para 2 with other arguments
(use language that presents an alternative view: Some people may disagree with this idea,
Some people may say that…however…
When stating specifically why they think like that:
They claim that…since…)
f. para 3 with some solutions
Use language like:
The best way to deal with this problem is for … to …
One (possible) way to combat ……. is to
The situation could be improved (substantially) if …