Introduction To Academic Writing: The Structure Of An Opinion Essay

There are different kinds of papers that you will be writing when you are in school, and you need to know for sure how to make them stand out from anything else that you have ever done. There are a lot of good reasons why the opinion essay should be the epicenter of your focus so far, considering the fact that you will be writing so many of them. One of the main reasons why you need to put in some good effort when you are working on this essay is because it is all about you. Everything about this paper is all about what you think, what you believe should happen and so forth. Think about it as an open way into discussing your mind with your teacher, and getting marks for it.

The structure of an opinion essay is one of the areas where students need to pay a lot of attention. There are so many marks that you either gain or lose by the choice you make on the structure when you are writing this paper, and if you are like most of the students that we know, you definitely need to score those marks.

The following are some simple tips that will help you get the structure right the next time you are working on this specific paper:

Read some samples

We usually find that one of the easiest ways of learning how to write some of these papers is for you to put in some effort in getting samples. These samples will work well for you, because they add on to what you already know, and put in graphical or real life examples for you. It is therefore a lot easier for you to score good marks in the process, while at the same time understanding what you are doing.

Follow instructions

At times you will be given specific instructions on what to do. Even if they do not seem to be similar to what you know, pay attention and follow them keenly because at times that is all you have to do.


When you are through, make sure that you read through your paper. Ensure that the structure has a good title, introduction, the literary section, an analysis of events, recommendations, the conclusion and a list of references.

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