Structure Of A Discussion Essay

Use the following plan to structure your discussion essay.

P1. Introduction

Background Statement
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Definition of the topic
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Debate (Issue: What are the two sides/positions of the debate)

Some people think that…..
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Other people think that…..
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Outline of the arguments
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P 2-5. Body

P2: Topic sentence 1 (a complete sentence-your first argument FOR)
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P3: Topic sentence 2 (a complete sentence-your second argument FOR)
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P4: Topic sentence 3 (a complete sentence-your first argument AGAINST)
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P5: Topic sentence 4 (a complete sentence-your second argument AGAINST)
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P6. Conclusion

Summary of the main points discussed.
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Your position:
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Final thought, comment or recommendation:
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