Agree/Disagree Essays

Example: Some people think that the Internet and television can teach better than classroom teaching. Do you agree or disagree?

  • If the question statement includes, “Do you agree or disagree with the given statement?”, then the essay comes under Agree/Disagree category. So, the candidate is expected to write either for (in favor) or against the given statement and write justification for that opinion. For example, in an answer to the given essay question, the candidate should write:
  • Two arguments to justify that the Internet and television can teach better (assuming agreement)
  • Another two arguments to justify that the Internet and television can teach better (assuming agreement)

To answer this type of question properly, follow the following format.

(Introduction)

 

Paraphrase the question  +   Mention if you agree or disagree

 

 

(Body Paragraph 1)

 

Agree(give reasons)

 

(Body Paragraph 2)

 

Agree(give more reasons)

 

 

(Conclusion)

 

Repeat agreement and give a summary of the arguments written in the body paragraphs

 

 

  • Besides this, there is another variation of this essay category, where the question includes, “to what extent do you agree or disagree”. In this category, the candidate needs to mention that how much they agree or disagree. This type of question can be handled in 3 ways:

 

o   Completely agree – Write both the body paragraphs related to agreement.

o   Completely disagree – Write both the body paragraphs related to disagreement.

o   Partially agree – Write some points for disagreement and then, write some points of agreement.

Ø  It can be tricky to justify partial agreement, so it is recommended to go with complete agreement/disagreement.

Example: Some people think that the level of news in TV and newspaper is degrading day by day. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

 

In a sample answer to the given essay question, the candidate can write:

o   The level of news in TV and newspaper is degrading in some fields/news channels etc. (assuming partial agreement)

o   The level of news in TV and newspaper is not degrading in some other fields/news channels etc. (assuming partial agreement)

 

(Introduction)

 

Paraphrase the question  +   Mention complete or partial agreement

 

 

(Body Paragraph 1)

 

Agree(give reasons)

 

(Body Paragraph 2)

 

Agree and give more reasons (for complete agreement) |Disagree and give reasons(for partial agreement)

 

 

 

(Conclusion)

 

Repeat agreement and give a summary of the arguments written in the body paragraphs

 

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