What and How is Discussion Text?

Simply, discussion text is a pros and cons essay. It accommodates both sides whether agreement or disagreement. Accommodating both contrast opinions, it gives readers a broader view on the issue discussed then they can decide which option match with them best.

The argumentation given in discussion text are half part of expositions whether analytical text or hortatory text. If the exposition support one single line ( just agree or disagree) but discussion text shows two sides; agreement as well as disagreement.

Definition of Discussion Text
Discussion is a text which present a problematic discourse. This problem will be discussed from different viewpoints. Discussion is commonly found in philosophical, historic, and social text.

Generic Structure of Discussion Text
1. Statement of issue; stating the issue which is to discussed
2. List of supporting points; presenting the point in in supporting the presented issue
3. List of contrast point; presenting other points which disagree to the supporting point
4. Recommendation; stating the writer' recommendation of the discourse

Language Feature of Discussion Text
1. Introducing category or generic participant
2. Using thinking verb; feel, hope, believe, etc
3. Using additive, contrast, and causal connection; similarly, on the hand, however, etc
4. Using modalities; must, should, could, may, etc
5. Using adverbial of manner; deliberately, hopefully, etc

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