Writing Skills. Tips to help you improve your writing and be successful on the OSSLT!. Supported Opinion Paragraphs.
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Tips to help you improve your writing and be successful on the OSSLT!
A supported opinion paragraph is a piece of writing that communicates your opinions and ideas. It shows that you can back up your opinion with reasons and examples and argue a point persuasively. A supported opinion paragraph needs:
Smart and trainable
Dogs are good pets
They are always there for you
Teach us responsibility
Protect your house
- If you are writing in response to a question, avoid beginning your topic sentence with “yes” or “no”.
Is Ms. Lankin an awesome teacher?
“Yes she is because…”
“Ms. Lankin is the greatest teacher in the history of the world. She is totally awesome because…”
Do you like winter?
For the literacy test you will have to write a series of three Supported Opinion Paragraphs on one topic. That means you are going to have to break your points down into smaller components. Let’s try it with the paragraph about dogs…
Dogs are excellent companions because they are affectionate and enjoy spending time with people.
Dogs are smart and you can train them to do important interesting and important things.
I am awesome
Are the following complete sentences? Why or why not? How could we fix them?
Is this a run on sentence?
How could we fix it?