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Tip 2: Ask Questions While You Read

One way to understand how ideas are presented and how they connect in an opinion essay is to ask questions as you read.

Some of the best questions to think about are:
  • What is the main opinion expressed?
  • Where and how does the writer deal with the opposite opinion on the matter?
  • How does he develop his ideas?
  • What kind of evidence is cited? (Statistics, anecdotal material, interviews with experts?)
  • Who seems to be the intended audience for the piece?
  • Where and how does the writer deal with the opposite opinion on the matter?
  • How does the writer maintain your interest? (Does he tell a story? Use imagery?)


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