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writing an advantage-disadvantage paragraph

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by G O on 1 November 2013

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Transcript of writing an advantage-disadvantage paragraph

Topic sentence and controlling idea
starting the paragraph;


As we all know, being a student is difficult for some reasons.

There are several benefits of being a student.

There are a lot of disadvantages of being a student.







disadvantages
- On the other hand…
- The main disadvantage of…+ing
- The most important disadvantage of… +ing
- A major disadvantage of… (+-ing)
- One major disadvantage of …+ing …
- One disadvantage of…. +ing
Examples:
First of all, one of the main disadvantages is that it is clear that students do not have any free time.
One disadvantage of travelling by bike is the risk of accident.
close-up(conclusion)
To sum up…
In conclusion…
To conclude...
All in all...
Examples:

To conclude, it is not easy to be a student for the reasons above.
All in all, traveling by plane is comfortable.
advantages

- On the one hand ....
- The main advantage of…+ing
- The most important advantage of… +ing
- A major advantage of… (+-ing)
- One major advantage of …+ing …
- One advantage of…. +ing
Examples:
The main advantage of traveling by plane is that it is fast.
One major advantage of living with your family is that you don't need to cook.

Writing an advantage or disadvantage paragraph
Linkers
To list points

To begin with…
Firstly…
In the first place…
First of all…
Secondly…
Finally…
In addition,....
Moreover,....
Furthermore,....
What is more,....
To add extra ideas...
opposite ideas...
But
however
Yet
Still

reality
Examples
For example
for instance
such as
particularly
especially
to illustrate
as a matter of fact
in fact
actually
cause and effect
because
so
consequently
therefore
as a result
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