Essay Introductions

General Statements

  • There is no doubt that… / It is clear that…
  • Nowdays… / These days….
  • In recent years… / Over the last few years….
  • It is important to consider ( how/whether/why )…
  • Some people prefer ( not to attend a live sporting or music event in person), instead ( watching at home on a TV or computer )

Specific/ Paraphrase Statement

  • While some people believe,… others argue that…
  • With that thought in mind, many people debate whether…
  • While there are many benefits to…, there are also some drawbacks to consider…

Thesis Statement

  • Although there are good reasons to do so, those advantages are largely outweighed by the disadvantages.
  • I completely agree or disagree ( opinion )
  • Both options offer enticing benefits, but …. present better alternative due to … ( choose one )
  • This essay will explore arguments for both sides and provide detailed analysis to aid readers in coming to their own conclusions ( discuss both views/sides )
  • The analysis contained within the following paragraphs will explore the issues and solutions in greater details. ( problem and solution )
  • The analysis contained within the following paragraphs will explore the reasons for …. ( give reason to question statement )

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