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It doesn't have to be a straight agreement or disagreement, but it is better to have a well reasoned side to your argument, instead of trying to combine every viewpoint into a muddled whole.
You may believe that it leaves the reader thinking deeply about your argument. However, it just leaves the reader unsatisfied, as they expect you to come up with an answer to the question that you have raised.
Section of essay Purpose of section, title, write the full question (title) at the top of your assignment. It will contain keywords (known as content and process words). See the 'Understanding the question' webpage for these. Writing your essay, this guide covers stages and issues involved in writing up your essay, including: Printable version of this guide (this is designed to be printed double-sided on A4 paper, then folded to make an A5 leaflet).