Name: ______________________________ Date: ___________________
In an argument essay, you express an opinion and try to convince readers to agree with
you. Follow the steps below to write a strong argument essay.
READING AND WRITING
Argument Writing HL
“Is It OK to Sneak Food Into the Movies?,” pages 30-31
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STEP 1: DECIDE WHAT YOU THINK
Consider the debate question: Is it OK to sneak food into the movies?
STEP 2: WRITE A TOPIC SENTENCE
The topic sentence tells readers what your essay will be about. It should clearly and strongly state the
opinion you expressed in Step 1.
STEP 3: SUMMARIZE THE ISSUE
Tell readers a bit about the issue. Don’t focus on your point of view. Explain the issue as a whole.
Check the box next to the point of view you will support in your essay.
Yes! Movie theater snacks are unhealthy and expensive.
No! It’s rude to break the theater’s rules.
Your topic sentence:
Your summary of the issue: