An Argumentative Essay. How to. Before Writing. Brainstorm ideas on the subject . Identify the main topics. Use these topics as headings for organising your notes.
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An Argumentative Essay
Because of its cost, risk and alternatives, the building of nuclear reactors should not continue.
Topic Sentence 1:
The first problem with nuclear reactors is their cost.
Topic Sentence 2:
Another problem is the serious consequences of accidents.
Some people might claim that there is no real alternative to nuclear power.
In short, although nuclear power is an attractive option, it has too many disadvantages.
Your introduction should:
There has been much discussion about the use of nuclear power ever since the first reactor was built.People who support nuclear power think that it provides a cheap and effective means of supplying energy needs. However, in reality it is not cheap at all and the dangers are well-known after the accidents at Chernobyl and Three Mile Island. The fact is that nuclear power is a tried, tested and failed technology. Because of its cost, risk and alternatives, the building of nuclear reactors should not continue.
When you can think of the opposing opinion but you have not seen it written anywhere:
could be claimed
It may be asserted that... However,
might be argued
When you have seen the opposing opinion written in another text:
It has been asserted that... However,
Some people might claim that there is no real alternative to a new generation of nuclear reactors.However, combined heat and power units, which generate electricity, are already economical for large houses or blocks of flats and smaller units will be on the market next year.Local generation of electricity eliminates the enormous losses of wasted heat in electricity generation by fossil fuels or nuclear reactors.Wind turbines and solar cells on the roof can also provide home solutions and will become more economical as costs come down with mass production.
Your conclusion should:
Choose one of the topics below, brainstorm and write a thesis statement.