This short guide introduces a few basic steps to help seventh-grade students prepare an opinion essay. At this level of learning, the guide is designed in such way to make it as easy as possible for you to understand. If you are not sure what to do, take the time to ask your teacher to explain some of the steps.
Your teacher will be familiar with some of the steps. Print this sheet out and hand it to her. She might be interested in using this as a checklist for her marking. More importantly, this will show your teacher how much you enjoy your work and how serious you are about doing well in your writing. Before we list some basic steps, we will quickly explain what is meant by ‘opinion.'
If you have been a good learner and model student so far, you may already know the meaning of ‘giving an opinion.' Even if you did not know this before, as a good student you have already looked this up in your school dictionary and taken note of the full explanation given there.
To explain briefly; when you write an opinion essay, you are required to give your own thoughts, ideas and/or suggestions on a specific topic or subject that your teacher has asked you to explore. You need to think about an original perspective and why you support one side of an issue versus another.
Here’s your first step;
Reading – The best way to gather all your own, original thoughts is through reading.
In order not to confuse you in this task, we will just list three more steps you should take;
If you have put these suggestions into practice, you will have already found that these basic steps help you write a great opinion composition for your class.
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