Let's compare the 'template' language that I used to organise the ideas in my two most recent essays.
In last week's permissive parenting essay, I didn't use much template language at all. Here are the linking / organising phrases from that essay. I don't think we can really call this a 'template'.
It is true that
In my opinion,
I believe that
Having + past participle (personal example)
In my view,
The first and most obvious
One consequence of
A second negative
This may lead, for example, to
In conclusion, … should …, and I do not believe that…
Now look at the homework essay that I wrote back in June. In that essay I used a more typical 'template' structure.
People’s opinions differ as to whether or not
While there are some strong arguments against….., I still believe that
There are several reasons why people might argue that
In spite of the above arguments, I support the view that
The main benefit of
In my view,
In conclusion, ….. certainly has its drawbacks, but I believe that the benefits outweigh them in the long term.
What do you think we can learn by highlighting the 'template' language from my essays in this way?