A good way to organise your ideas is by thinking about the topic from different perspectives or points of view. Click here to see another lesson about this.
I used the 'perspectives' technique to write a paragraph about the positives of more people living alone (see last week's lesson).
Here's my paragraph with the perspectives highlighted:
The rise in one-person households can be seen as positive for both personal and broader economic reasons. On an individual level, people who choose to live alone may become more independent and self-reliant than those who live with family members. A young adult who lives alone, for example, will need to learn to cook, clean, pay bills and manage his or her budget, all of which are valuable life skills. From an economic perspective, the trend towards living alone will result in greater demand for housing. This is likely to benefit the construction industry, estate agents and a whole host of other companies that rely on homeowners to buy their products or services.
Try writing about the negatives of the same trend, from two or three different perspectives.