A n English Comment is a commentary on an event, usually a thesis. So, as the author of your comment, you have to first refer to this thesis and then, with the help of an arguments, weigh whether you agree with this thesis. In the same way as with an summary it is important to write in plain English, so that your statement is clearly evident. Furthermore, it is important to remember to write continuously in the simple present. However, before you start writing your comment, you should think about an introduction to your comment.
English Comment: Introduction
T he introduction of an English comment will first mention the thesis about which your comment will be based. This is followed by a rhetorical question for reading, “Is this thesis correct?”.
A example sentence:
Nowadays many people think/believe that… . Is that right?
- think/believe = Here you can choose what you like better
- … = Is the central thesis about what your Comment is all about.
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English Comment: main part
I n the main part of your comment, you should first name a pro and a contra argument of the thesis and then say your first opinion. This is then followed by a few other arguments that support your initial opinion. You should be careful to always give a few examples. So that your arguments are vivid and more powerful.
Text modules for your comment
1. Pro – Argument
Their main argument is that …
2. Contra – Argument
The central argument to the contrary is that …
3. Your opinion + a teaser
From my point of view, the pro/contra argument is really convincing, because…
Moreover I think that this is a point which is really important for all of us, because…
4. Your arguments:
VARIANT 1 OF THE INTRODUCTION OF AN ARGUMENT + THE EXAMPLE:
Additionally, a powerful argument is that …
The previous argument can be exemplified by …
Another important argument is that …
An example for the previous argument is …
It should also be mentioned that …
… is a good example for the last argument.
I n the final part of your comments, you should summarize the arguments first, which is the best way to show your conclusion. In your last sentence, you have to once again refer to the thesis mentioned at the beginning in order to close the arc within your text.
English Comment: Conclusion
In summary, …¹
With respect to what has been started above, I am the opinion that…² , which answers the question from the beginning. The statement/claim is true/false.
- …¹ = All arguments in a row, each in a few words
- …² = your opinion on the topic
- statement/claim = What you like more
- true/false = Depending on your opinion
English Comment: Note
I n a Comment in English, it is important to pay attention to one thing in particular, that is, to stay concise in its expressions and to list many examples, since these clearly reinforce an argument.
Helpful words for a Comment
- first of all
- in addition
- at latest
- in other words
- on the other Hand
- to sum it up
- to put it in a nutshell
Frequently ask questions:
Well, that’s one of those questions that you cannot just answer anyhow. However, you should find at least 3 arguments for your opinion, that would give you a total of about 150-200 words – so for a comment you need at least 200 words, which of course is only a guideline, even a comment with 150 words can be a very good one.
Like almost any other text, a comment is structured according to the scheme: introduction, body, and conclusion. Where the introduction is the part where you imagine what your text is all about, the main part sets out all the arguments and the conclusion is your conclusion on the initial question of your English comments.
It is best to start your comment as described above with a thesis that is represented by a group of people. Then you question this thesis and your arguments.
You can write a good comment when you read everything from the article above, you will find awesome arguments and examples that are conclusive and still use a relevant English subject words.
For a perfect writing experience, you need a good preparation before the final writing. These include: thoughts about arguments, an introductory sentence, what is my position in the text that I want to represent? (It’s recommended to take the position for which you have the most arguments)
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