You can also apply the same balanced discussion of the two ‘sides’ if you neither completely agree nor completely disagree.
The ‘two sides’ are less clear in a question like this: ‘ For a question like this, a band 8 or 9 candidate can easily argue that they completely agree (or completely disagree) and explain exactly why.
The two ‘sides’ of this issue that need to be discussed are whether this is 1) a negative development or 2) a positive development.
Let us try to interpret this idea of ‘discussing both sides’ in the context of more essay questions. There may be one view, or there may be two views on an issue.
There may be extra information included in the question to give you a clear context for the issue you need to discuss (and to make sure you fully understand it).
There may be a description of an issue or of a development.Similarly, if you are asked to say whether an issue ‘has more benefits than problems’, then Side A = the benefits and Side B = the problems.If you are asked whether the topic ‘is a positive or a negative development’ then Side A = the positives and Side B = the negatives and so on.At the end of this tutorial students will understand 1. Many different colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs. * The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 29 of Sophia’s online courses.For a band 6.5 candidate trying to reach band 7, this is not so easy; often they will simply repeat the same ideas in both body paragraphs and so remain stuck at band 6.5.An easy way to see the ‘other side’ of an issue is to think of .However, your language ability also plays a part in how you respond.Band 9 candidates (and the invisible band 10 writers I sometimes refer to) are capable of responding to these questions in a very subtle and skilful way, which creates problems for the candidates at band 6 and below who try to emulate it.*If you need any more additional help see the links at the bottom of the page to help on MLA citation.You will also have a video more in depth on citation next week (concept 4).