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The purpose of a concession paragraph is to show the examiner that you have the academic skill to consider alternative points of view. There are three main stages to writing a concession. First you need to use a concession word. Common concession words are granted, although it could be argued and admittedly. These are presented in more detail in the linking words lessons. For our paragraph, we will use admittedly. Following this, we should state the opposing point of view. For the essay you have just read, we could say this. The final stage of writing a concession is to undermine the opposing point; that is, to say why this point is weak. You could write a point like this. On the next page you can see the complete essay with the concession paragraph added.