"Thinking About Language," The Living Wilderness (Autumn, 1974), p.2.
"Why I Live Where I Live," Esquire Vol. 101, No. 3 (March, 1984), 90.
Your position: Next, make clear the nature of your disagreement with the argument or position you are refuting. Your position might assert, for example, that a writer has not proved his assertion because he has provided evidence that is outdated, or that the argument is filled with fallacies.
"Four Bits," Ploughshares Vol. 10, Nos. 2 & 3, p. 68.
In this essay, the writer really wants to discuss the differences between two kinds of rice, but he needs a reason. The reason is educate the Americans about different kinds of rice, so he begins by telling them what they think is wrong. This can be a very effective technique for pulling the reader into the essay because most people feel challenged when someone says what they think is wrong.
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There is no latest trend. The band score requirements for IELTS writing task 2 have not changed. All my advice is based on this as well as on my IELTS examiner training.
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My focus is exam skills rather than language. To write “In my opinion I think” or just “I think”, does really have a big impact. The most important think is to express your opinion (your position), clearly and directly so that the examiner knows the direction you plan to take.
de Huszar, introduction by Friedrich A.
Most of the academy teachers emphasis to write “The hook” in an introduction. I have watched ur video on this session which was recorded in 2014. I just want to know, what is the latest trend. Should we start it with The hook or not? Today’s examiners want this sentence or not?
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Thank you very much for the explanation as it helped me get rid of one of my numerous hesitations.
Good luck to you in your challenging work.