English 3201. Handout: How to Write an Opinion Essay . The basic five- paragraph essay structure, which you have probably used many times by this point ...
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Although the conclusion paragraph comes at the end of your essay it should not be seen as an afterthought. As the final paragraph is represents your last chance to make your case and, as such, should follow an extremely rigid format.
4) Use facts, statistics, quotes and examples to convince your readers of your argument
Once you complete a first draft of your paper, go back to re-construct your introductory paragraph. Be sure to check your thesis statement to make sure it still holds true—then double check your first sentence to give it some zing.
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