Students are often confused about questions that ask you to "discuss both views and give your own opinion".
Do we need to write 3 main paragraphs: one view, the other view, my own view?
The answer is no. I usually use the following essay structure:
- Introduction: mention both views and my own view
- Main paragraph: one view
- Main paragraph: the opposite view (which is also my view)
- Conclusion: repeat / summarise
We'll look at a new "discussion + opinion" question next Wednesday.