Discussion Essays

by • November 06, 2011

A reader commented on Talking To Yourself, In Which You Get Organized, requesting some pointers for a discussion essay. Discussion essays are short essays in which you express an opinion or a point-of-view on a particular topic.  They’re very common in ESL tests, and are easy filler for English tests.  Often, the writer is given a short passage to read and asked to comment on it (e.g. “Do you agree or disagree with it”; “Is this topic relevant or irrelevant”), but sometimes a simple question or subject is provided (e.g. “Write about… MORE →