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Not neutral. yYou MUST present an opinion which shows a clear position. However, you can present a balanced approach. This does not mean sitting on the fence, it means having a view which only partially agrees – it’s like your own specific opinion.
Your essay should be formal in content, not informal.
Look at the question and see if it is past tense, future or present. You should also offer other tenses such as perfect tenses and conditionals.
Can scribble leads to less score in writing task? Please reply.
The skill of paraphrasing is about deciding which words to keep the same and which words to change. Not all words need changing. But definitely do not copy long parts of the sentence. Just write it in your own way.
Hi Liz,Is it okay to leave space on starting of each paragraph?
for discussion essays do we want to write 3 body paragraphs for discussing about one view, discussing about the other view and for our opinion. Or is it ok to write 2 body paragraphs for discussing two views and say our opinion in the conclusion?
Can we write etc. while giving examples?
Is it absolutely necessary not to use the same words from the question in paraphrasing the question statement? Or you can use some words like in your intro where you used the phrase “some people think that” which was already used in the question statement. Paraphrasing eats up a lot of my time so I was think may be I could copy some part of it instead coming up with words to use.