For the question “Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?” is that okay if I mention some advantages only, as I believe it has more advantages?
My answer is No! You’d better treat this question as “It has advantages and disadvantages. Discuss both of them and give your opinion.” In other words, you have to discuss both sides no matter what your opinion is and give your opinion clear.
You can follow the structure for this type of question:
- Introduction (Paraphrase the topic and give your opinion)
- Paragraph supporting the opposite opinion
- Paragraph supporting my opinion
The examiner reads your introduction, topic ideas in your body part and the conclusion first. Then he/she will mark your TR and sometimes CC as well. In this case, you need to keep the consistency of your introduction and conclusion. Don’t give any new idea in your conclusion. In your conclusion, just repeat your opinion and if possible give summary of your main points and that’s the most important rule.