How many sentences should an introduction at least have?
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Why at least 2?
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* first , second , third (& sometimes more) sentences are the lead to the Thesis statement;
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* write 1 , 2 maybe 3 sentences and then your thesis statement in the last sentence: approximately 10 words per sentence =
approximately 50 words
(in the first 2 - 3 sentences write an interest grabber/hook)
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Body of the paragraphs
Topic sentence A; followed by a
Supporting sentence B containing evidence and explanation; followed by a
Supporting sentence C containing evidence and explanation; followed by a
supporting sentence D containing evidence and explanation. etc.
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- Write 2 body paragraphs:
- 1 for / 1 against or 2 for / 2 against your thesis statement.
- each paragraph should start with your topic sentence followed by examples or explanantions;
- a total of 2 times 4-5 sentences = 75 - 80 words per paragraph = a total of approximately 150 words
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Restatement or summary of the main points;
a final comment (if appropriate).
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Write 2 , 3 or 4 sentences in which you restate or summarise your points;
use approximately 50 words
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Introduction: approx. 50 words
Bodyparagraph 1: approx. 75 words
Bodyparagraph 2: approx. 75 words
Conclusion: approx 50 words
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Should an argumentative essay have a title?
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What different types of titles are there?
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1. Informative Title
2. Creative Title
3. Relevant and readable Title
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What should you bear in mind while thinking up a title and writing your argumentative essay?
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Develop a thesis statement
Your thesis statementis the main point of your essay. It is one sentence that states what the essay is about. For example, your thesis statement might be "The death penalty should be reinstated" or "Witch trials also happen in modern times".
* Use the thesis statement as the basic premise to write your entire essay about;
* Remember that all of the different points lead back to this one main thesis;
* State your thesis in your introductory paragraph;