you are for something: advantage (pro) to approve of sth to adopt a positive view to sympathize with the idea to favour sth to argue in favour of sth to support the view that agree with/on you would like to make a contrast: in opposition to all these arguments contrary to on the contrary downside on the one hand/on the other hand in contrast to Connectors you would like to structure your ideas: to start with first in the second place secondly, thirdly moreover furthermore in addition to that what you think: stance on opinion of/on/about in view on to take the attitude that... conviction in my mind you are against something: disadvantage (contra) criticize disagree with to take sides against to disapprove of sth to reject to oppose you would like to draw a conclusion: as a result all in all to sum up taking everything into consideration to conclude in conclusion in a word consequently this suggests to put it in a nutshell in my opinion personally, I think/feel I object to to my mind You would like to illustrate: to question for example for instance I'd like to propose I'd like to suggest a case in point is (ein Beispiel sein, Fallbeispeil) introduction Describe the problem/subject in your introduction. You can start with: • an own personal experience • a quotation, rhetorical question writing a comment current affairs or events definition of the key terms of the topic • present your topic ● • start with a grabber (something sensational, surprising, shocking that grabs the reader's attention) then make a more general point by stating the...
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topic (maybe the structure, too) and lead the reader to the topic main part When you write a comment, remember there is no such thing as the comment. There are different types of essays. However, all essays have one thing in common: they are well planned and clearly structured (PARAGRAPHS!!!) ● Decide how to arrange your arguments/main points of your essay. You need a logical connection (CONNECTIVES!!!) between the points. • put all the pros and then all the cons or ● put all the pros and all the cons alternately and group them according to their relevance and importance → the most important one at the end conclusion • discuss: 2 arguments for, 2 arguments against • giving an own opinion: 3 arguments Finish your comment with a conclusion: • summarize your findings by using different words • give your own opinion • outline possible consequences, propose a solution, give a warning/hope • but do not introduce any new idea (argument) here try to find a link to your introductory sentence Don't forget to read through your comment carefully when you have finished writing it to check for mistakes!