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 Academic Essay Structure Skills

A ‘Basic’ Argument Organisation Structure

An argument essay structure can be organised in two ways. A Block structure is where the two main body paragraphs are divided separately into for or against OR a Point-by-Point structure where each main body paragraph has an argument followed by the counter argument. (see below)


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Main Body Paragraph Structure (Block)

More information: see paragraphing

Main Body Paragraph Structure (Point-by-Point)

More information: see paragraphing


More information: see conclusions

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Introductions: How to write an academic introduction

This lesson / worksheet presents the key sections to an academic introduction. It then focuses on highlighting those key sections in three model introductions with particular attention to the thesis (question / topics / stance) and finally finishes with writing an introduction using a range of titles. Example Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]   TEACHER MEMBERSHIP


Thesis Statements: How to write a thesis statement.

This lesson / worksheet presents the key sections to an academic introduction. It focuses on different writing structures using words like however, although, despite and then includes a writing task. Students write three thesis statements using the introduction models. Example Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]   / Webpage link / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP


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Basic Paragraph Analysis: Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) (new for 2020)

This worksheet provides a step-by-step guide to the key components of a paragraph. It analyses a basic paragraph on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) through structure, topic, cohesion, referencing and stance. It also includes a writing practice on Globalisation. Example.  Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1] MEMBERSHIP 


Academic Paragraph Structure lesson (block or point-by-point)

Academic Paragraph Analysis: block or point-by-point 

This lesson helps students identify the key elements in paragraph writing. It focuses on two paragraph structures: block and point-by-point. Students analyse each paragraph for structure, controlling ideas & key terms, in-text referencing, cohesion and author’s stance. It also includes two writing practices. Example.  Level: ***** [B2/C1]  MEMBERSHIP


Reading & Writing Argument: Essay [Mergers & Acquisitions]

Topic: Mergers & Acquisitions. Two short texts (included) – students read the texts, make notes of key arguments,  and write a 400-600 word essay using in-text referencing and paraphrasing. The essay should follow (block / point-by-point structure) more info. Lesson includes teacher notes, outline & a model essay. Example Level ***** [B2/C1] / Webpage link.  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP


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Argument Essays

Argument Essay: Home Education

 Question: ‘Should parents educate their children at home?’ This is the full lesson from the images above. The essay can be used in a number of different ways – see the lesson plan. Words: 440  Level ***** [C2/B1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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