Introduction- opening - topic - standpoint / (summary of arguments) Argument 1 - topic sentence - supporting details: examples/ evidences/ explanation Argument 2 - topic sentence - supporting details: examples/ evidences/ explanation Argument 3 - topic sentence - supporting details: examples/ evidences/ explanation Conclusion - conclusion/ summary - closing & restating standpoint Sample “Students should be required to wear school uniforms at school.” Write an essay either supporting or opposing the motion. Introduction Opening Topic Standpoint Argument 1 Topic sentence Supporting details Individualism is a fundamental value in Hong Kong. Everyone believes in the right to express his or her own opinion without fear of punishment. This value, however, is coming under fire in an unlikely place – the school classroom. Should school students be allowed to make individual decisions about clothing, or should all students be required to wear a uniform? After weighing both sides of the argument, I believe the advantages of wearing school uniforms outweigh its disadvantages. Some of my opinions will be demonstrated below. First of all, wearing school uniforms would help to make students’ lives simpler. They no longer have to decide what to wear…… (explanation) Argument 2 Topic sentence Supporting details (example) It might also be noted that forcing students to wear school uniforms helps cultivate their sense of team spirit and cooperation. For example, when students do something as a group, such as attending meetings in the school hall, the fact that they all wear the same uniform would create a sense of community…… Argument 3 Topic sentence Supporting details (explanation) Finally, school uniforms would help make all the students feel equal. Implementing mandatory school uniforms would make all the students look the same regardless of their financial status…… Conclusion In conclusion, there are many well-documented benefits to implementing mandatory school uniforms for students. It is commonly believed that students learn Conclusion/ summary Closing & restating standpoint better and act more responsibly when they wear school uniforms. For that reason, schools should require uniforms in order to benefit both the students and the society as a whole.