Opinion Paragraph

 

1.  Review:

How to write a paragraph (download paragraph writing)

 

2.  How to write an Opinion paragraph

http://209. 85. 175. 132/search?q=cache:UEB0NNHCxq8J:us. geocities. com/voice_passive/doc/opinion. doc+opinion+paragraph&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=24&gl=th

 

3.  Further study 1: Expand opinion paragraph to opinion piece (with a lot of samples and clear steps):

http://www. dsbn. edu. on. ca/schools/westlane/literacy/3-Opinion/3. 0OpinionMain. htm

 

4.  Further study 2: Try to write an opinion piece by using the template (download this template)

 

5. Useful expressions

 

Title:

My viewopinionsideas . . . on. . .

 

Body 1:

People’s viewopinionsideas. on. . .  vary from person to person. Some people think that. . . they hold this opinion because. . .  however, others hold that. . .  
as to me, I am in favor of the firstsecond idea. The following are the reasons offor my choicepersonal inclination. First, while it is true that. . . , it doesn’t mean that. . . besides, admittedly, . . . but this is not to say that. . .  
thereforein a wordfrom the forgoing . . .  

Sample:

My view on donating blood


People’s ideas about donating blood vary from person to person. Some people think that it is glorious to donate blood. They hold this opinion because those who are in urgent need of blood can be saved. However, others hold that it is foolish for people to donate blood. In their opinion, blood is very precious and losing 200ml or more may do harm to their health.  
As to me I am in favor of the first idea. The following are the reasons for my choice. First, while it is true that the loss of too much blood is dangerous to one’s health, it does not mean that donating a little blood is also harmful. On the contrary, doctors say that donating a little blood can promote metabolism. Second, there are many people who need our help. If my little donation of blood can pull back somebody on the way to death, will there be anything that can make me happier 
In a word, donating blood is glorious.

 

Body 2:

Different people have different views on . . . it is held that. . . but it is also held that. . .  
those who hold the first opinion. . . in contrast, those who hold the second view. . .  
as to me, I agree with the latter opinion. Admittedly, . . . but this is not to say that. . .

Sample:

My view on friendship


Different people have different views on friendship. It is held that a friend in need is a friend indeed. But it is also held that friendship means understanding each other.  
Those who hold the first opinion often ask their friends for help when necessary. They regard those who help them as friends but regard those who don’t help them as mere acquaintances. In contrast, those who hold the second view believe that they have no right to ask their friends to do everything for them, especially those things that might be inconvenient for their friends.  
As to me, I agree with the latter opinion. Admittedly, friends should help each other, but this is not to say that friends must agree to offer help in any circumstances. If we want to keep our friendship, we should cherish it but not use it. What’s more, it should be understood that with the modern pace of living most people are busy. They may not have time to lend their friends a hand on short notice. In a word, understanding is preferable to need.