Can we write about both sides?

by Tanuj
(Noida)

I am confused of when to write both sides especially in opinion essay.

For example in below topic:

"Some people say that it is possible to tell a lot about a person's culture and character from their choice of clothes.

Do you agree or disagree?"


In this can i write as below:

- Introduction: I agree that culture & character affects clothes
- Body Para 1: I will explain why culture & character affects clothes
- Body Para 2: I will explain why there culture & character don't affect clothes
- Conclude: I agree again that culture & character affects clothes with touching other side


Is above approach is fine or should i only write about only one standpoint, that culture & character affects clothes in both Body Para?

Please reply. Appreciate in advance!

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May 16, 2018
Can we write about both sides?
by: IELTS buddy

You can do either. You can take one stand point or write about both sides.

What you suggested in your plan is fine, though I would swap body 1 for body 2.

It looks more coherent and logical to first put the other side across. So..."Some people say that...."

And then to give your view..."However, I think that..."

Or something similar. You don't have to use those words, that's just to show you.

It's common when writing as you suggest to put the counter-argument first. Then you dispute it.

May 17, 2018
Can we write about both sides? NEW
by: Anonymous

Thanks so much.

I read somewhere for this essay and they wrote 2 Body paragraphs one with Culture and another with character along with INTRODUCTION AND conclusion. Please advise if this approach is also fine?

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