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FORM 4 ENGLISH WRITING SKILLS
Dear Sir/ Madam, I am a concerned resident and I am writing in response of your article about the CEO's plans to build a modern shopping centre in Taman Bunga Georgetown. First of all, I do agree with the CEO that a shopping centre would be very convenient for everybody. In addition to creating more job opportunities, it would be more options for entetainment. Who would say no to a cinema complex or food court with different cuisines, for instance? On the other hand, it is outrageous to even think of destroying the Taman Bunga Georgetown. I am very disappointed that the CEO shows such a lack of sensitivity for environmental issues. Air pollution is a growing problem in Penang and as Mr Kumar points out, Taman Bunga Georgetown must be saved at all costs. Surely a more suitable location can be found for the shopping centre. In conclusion, we do not need to destroy Taman Bunga Georgetown in order to build the new shopping centre. If we consider the alternative solutions more carefully, we can find one that is acceptable for everyone in Penang. Yours faithfully, Serena Tan CHECKLIST TIME! Look back at the a letter (to the editor) plan. Does the letter follow the plan correctly? Do a checklist to see if she does. 47 The following announcement was published in a local magazine. Read it an underline the keywords. WRITE AN ARTICLE FOR THE MALAYSIA'S FIRST TRAVEL AND NATURE MAGAZINE! Tell us about a nature reserve or place of natural beauty that you know. Describe the place, say what attracts visitors to it and refer to any other special features of the place. The most interesting articles will be published in the next issue. Your friend, Chan , wrote an article for the magazine e. Read the article she wrote below: Have you ever wondered where those cute, cuddly Orangutans you see in the television or zoo come from? Earlier this year I went to Sabah and that is when I found out about the Orangutans. I visited the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. It was unforgettable experience. Sepilok Orangutan Rehalibitation Centre is a rehabilitation centre for orphanaged Orangutans and these Orangutans are today freely living in this reserve. They are living in their natural habitat and there are nurseries for the young orphaned Orangutans too. Recently rehabilitated individuals have their diet supplemented by daily feedings. The additional food supplied by the centre is purposefully designed to be monotonous and boring so as to encourage the apes to start to forage for themselves. Sepilok is considered by the Wildlife Department to be a useful educational tool with which to educate both the locals and visitors alike, but they are adamant that the education must not interfere with the rehabilitation process. Visitors are restricted to walkways and are not allowed to approach or handle the apes. Although I can only see the Oranguatans from afar, it felt satisfying just by looking their happy faces. Since the place is fully natured, a nature lover would love to come to this place. The view is very breathtaking and getting prettier everyday. I bet that if don't make your time to come here, you will regret it in your future. 48 Do you think the article Chan wrote will have a chance to be featured? Why/ Why not? What is important when you want to write an article? 1.Having a title that catches the reader's attention. 2.Using descriptive language. eg: colourful adjectives. 3.Adressing the reader personally. 4. Asking rhetorical questions. TRY AND ERROR Chan asked you to help and improve her article. Help Chan using the important tips provided before. Test your knowledge of your understanding of writing the article without looking at the format. 49 WRITE an article describing a place LET'S PLAN! When writing AN ARTICLE DESCRIBING A PLACE, follow the plan below TITLE Think of an interesting title. INTRODUCTION -Give general information about the place you are going to describe. -Refer to what makes the place interesting or why you are going to write about it. MAIN PART (1-2 PARAGRAPHS) -Describe the place, the sights and any other attractions. -Give your impression of the place and/or describe your feelings 50 CONCLUSION --Sum up your opinion by making a general comment about the place or by expressing your feelings. WRITING TIME! Now that you got a grasp of the format and how to write an article describing a place, rewrite a better article for your friend, Chan, to have a better chance to be featured in the magazine. You may use a mind map for the convenience to write the article. 51 IT'S TIME FOR THE ASSESMENT! EXERCISE 1 CALLING FOR ALL READERS OF NATURALLY NATURE MAGAZINE! Have you ever wanted to be featured in the one of these sections inside of the magazine? We are searching for an interesting article of the natures that you had experienced before no matter how far or how close it is to you. The most interesting article will be featured in our next month's magazine. Good luck! Based on the announcement above: 1. Create a mind map of your ideas of the place you want to describe. 2. Write an article describing the place you had in mind. Use the previous done mind map to help you. REMEMBER! USE THE IMPORTANT TIPS AND DO A CHECKLIST OF THE THINGS YOU HAVE DONE OR NOT DONE TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS THERE IN YOUR ARTICLE. 52 1. CREATE YOUR MIND MAP 53 2. WRITE YOUR ARTICLE DESCRIBING A PLACE 54 EXERCISE 2 Making Houses for Everyone The government is planning to sell half of the reserved forest for the developers to build more houses and malls for the citizens. It is seen to make it more comfortable for the citizens. However, many were opposed to this idea and demand the government to stop the plan. One of the citizens, Ahmad, says " What is the use of the forest was reserved in the first place if we don't save it for our future? How many more trees are we going to lose just because we want to modernize our country? I want fresh air and greenier country for my childrens in the future. We must protect the forest no matter what happens. Your mother read the article while she was hospitalized due to her ilness. She was very concerned as she is one of the nature lover and would love to write a letter to the editor to express her opinions. Due to her being sick, you were asked to write it for her instead. Write a letter to the editor and deliver your concern mother's feelings . REMEMBER! USE THE IMPORTANT TIPS AND DO A CHECKLIST OF THE THINGS YOU HAVE DONE OR NOT DONE TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS THERE IN YOUR LETTER. 55 WRITE YOUR LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARTICLE 56 CHAPTER 4: BEING A TEEN Values - Expressing opinions - Advantages and disadvantages writings - Exercises At the end of this chapter, you will : -Write a paragraph expressing opinions -Learn to write an essay presenting advantages and disadvantages 57 1.EXPRESSING OPINIONS WHAT IS AN OPINION ESSAY? A common question among students is: “What is an Opinion Essay?” It is an assignment which contains questions that allow students to share their point-of view on a subject matter. Students should express their thoughts in a precise manner while providing opinions on the issue related to the field within reasonable logic. Some assignments of this type require references to back the writer’s claims. Opinion writing involves the use of a student’s point-of-view which is segregated into a point. It is backed by examples and explanations. 1.A.DISCUSS 58 59 60 1.B. EXAMPLES OF OPINIONS ESSAY EXAMPLE 1 EXAMPLE 2 61 EXAMPLE 3 62 63 2.Discussing advantages and disadvantages WHAT IS ADVANTAGE AND DISADVANTAGES QUESTION ? Tips ! 1. INTRODUCTION – Introduce the subject of the essay and both sides of the topic 2. MAIN PART (2 PARAGRAPHS) – cover both sides of the topic equally 3. CONCLUSIONS- make a general statement FOR REFERENCE 64 Writing the Introduction and Conclusion: • In the introduction, you should first make a general statement connected to the topic. • Then you should paraphrase the exam question in your own words. • Finally, you need to say what you are going to do in the essay. • In the conclusion, you need to say what the essay focused on. 65 3. EXERCISES EXERCISE 1: EXPRESSING OPINIONS A. FILL IN THE BLANK WITH SUITABLE LINKING WORDS OR PHRASES 66 B. COMPLETE THE SENTENCES WITH THE APPROPRIATE LINKERS 67 68 EXERCISE 2: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES WRITING A. Read the essays below and choose the most suitable topic sentence for each advantage and disadvantages ESSAY 1 69 70 ESSAY 2:List the advantage and disadvantage of overpopulation 71 72 73 ESSAY 3: List the advantages and disadvantages of credit card 74 75 76 CHAPTER 5: IMAGE Values - Helping others - Thoughtful - Appreciating the diversity of arts At the end of this chapter, you will : - Learn to ask and give advice -Learn to write a letter giving advice - Learn to express regret and provide suggestions - Learn how to write several types of report including giving suggestions to improve something, book report and newspaper report. - Learn how to use Passive Voice in report writing 77 Giving Advice Letter LET'S TALK ABOUT ·Have you ever read about the advice column in the magazine, newspaper or website? Why or Why not? · Do you think it is helpful? Why or Why not? 78 LET'S REVIEW Read the advice column, Siti’s To The Rescue. Identify the letter of giving and asking advice. Evaluate whether the advise is helpful or not. SITI'S TO THE RESCUE Dear Siti, I haven’t been writing to you since the Movement Control Order started, I assume. I hope you are in the pink of health despite the pandemic Covid-19. Speaking of Movement Control Order, you knew how hectic it could be with the online classes and homework. I am having trouble to catch up with the online classes. This is because my father got fired during the MCO. To help my parents and earn some money to buy data for the classes, I did business, which is doodling batik at tote bags. I am so glad it went well. Unfortunately, I am having difficulties to complete the order and my homework at the same time. Please advise me what to do, dear Rosie. I am clueless right now. Thank you for your time Troubled Mei Ling. Dear Mei Ling, Thank you for writing up to me. I am so glad to hear from you. I understand how you are feeling right now, but it is such a sweet gesture for you doing business to earn more pennies for the family. I can see that you are facing time management problem. First thing, you need to plan your time well. Allocate the time for you to finish homework, attend classes, doing business and exercise. I suggest you study and complete your homework in the morning as I have read somewhere stating that it is the best time to study. Next, set the target for the orders in business. You must try to receive order based on your abilities to finish it at the promised time. Well, we surely do not want to disappoint our customers. Lastly, do not forget to exercise and spend quality time with your family. After all, these could help to boost your day! All the best, my dear Mei Ling! The one who cares, Siti. 79 LET'S PLAN Giving advice letter falls into the Informal Letter category. Follow these steps to write this type of letter. 80 LET'S WORK A. Identify expressions or phrases that are appropriate for seeking advice and giving advice. Complete the chart as many as you can. A. Seeking for travel advice. Read the letter that you received from your friend, asking you the travel advices as he/ she is going to visit the place that you know well. You can give advice on things like climate, public transport, crime, shopping, food and drink, places with nice view and more.(You are free to decide the place.) 81 Write your reply over here. A. Read both of seeking advice letter. Then, provide advice on why he/ she should and should not do. 82 83 TIPS !! When writing a letter giving advice, you SHOULD 84 REPORT LET'S TALK ABOUT 85 LET'S PLAN Follow these steps below to write a report. 86 TIPS !! When writing report: -Keep in mind whom you are writing report to and the purpose of writing it. - If writing to the superior, use formal, appropriate way whereas if writing to peer group, use semi-formal - Provide three to four points and organize them in separate paragraphs - Headings can be used to highlight the main point on each paragraph - Present the idea in an impersonal, formal way (e.g. Using Passive Voice) LET'S WORK A. Identify all three pictures on the Art Society Day Trip to Pusat Jagaan Anak Yatim An-Nur. Describe each picture as if you are going to write it in the report. Use the headline given. 87 A. Determine the most appropriate headings for each paragraph. 88 B. Describe the process in passive voice. Poster making in canva Process of playing gasing How to label Jalur Gemilang 89 D. Describe the main points that should be included based on several different types of report. You may use Passive Voice in your writing. Include the subheadings too for each main point. 90 91 Assessment Giving Advice Letter Amri had received his SPM result last two weeks. Now, he is currently choosing the place and the field that he will pursue his study. However, he is having conflict with his parents regarding this matter as he wanted to pursue in photography, the one that he is good at whereas his parents wanted him to choose education. Amri is feeling confused right now. Therefore, he wrote the letter to seek advice from you. Write the advice letter to give advice and suggestions on what he should do, follow his heart or his parents’ preferences. Your letter must contain: · Express how you felt about Amri’s result · Give suggestion on what he should do whether to follow his heart or his parents’ preferences.. *Do not forget to use the right expressions and phrases. Include the linking words in tour writing. 92 Assessment Report 93 Checklist 94 95
A Detailed Look At The SPM Guided Writing Essay (a.k.a General Essay)
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The SPM English Paper 2 is divided into three parts. In this article, we’ll focus on Part 2 of the SPM paper which is the guided writing essay (now known as the general essay). For a complete overview of the SPM English Paper 2 format, click here .
The SPM Guided Writing/ General Essay Format
Let’s start by looking at the structure of the Part 2 essay:
Wordcount: 125 to 150 words
Suggested time: 30 minutes
You must answer the question given. There are no options to choose from.
You will be given some notes as part of the question and you are required to respond to all of the points given.
Now, let’s look at a sample SPM guided writing/general essay question that was taken from one of the SPM trials in 2021. We’ll be using this sample question as an example throughout this article so make sure you take a good look!
As you can see from the above, you are given a short paragraph with some background on the task. You are then given three bullet points that you must address and include in your essay to fulfil the task requirements.
How to Write The SPM Guided Writing/General Essay
If you’re not sure how to start writing your essay, don’t worry, we’re here to help! Here are some easy steps for you to follow.
Step 1: Read the question carefully
As this is an SPM guided writing essay, you must write based on the information given so it’s important to make sure that you understand the question.
You can highlight keywords in the question such as the purpose of the essay as well as the points that you have to include so you don’t miss anything out. As the points already provide you with an outline of your essay, it makes it much easier for you to get started!
Step 2: Come up with ideas
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Next, think of potential responses that you can use for each bullet point. For example, in the sample question above, you have to write an essay about your choice of a holiday destination in Malaysia.
The first bullet point asks about the destination of your choice so think about the potential places that come to mind. You can then narrow down and choose a destination that you feel comfortable writing about.
The second point asks you to explain the reasons for your choice so brainstorm a list of potential answers and highlight reasons that you can expand on easily. Then, do the same for the third point. You can scribble your thoughts on a piece of paper so that you won’t forget!
Step 3: Plan your essay
Once you have some ideas on what to write about, start planning what your SPM guided writing essay would look like.
You might be familiar with the general essay structure which consists of an introduction, three to four content or body paragraphs and a conclusion. If you have not come across it before, check out tip 2 in Gurulab’s Essay Writing Top Tips by clicking here .
To give you a better idea of how to organise your essay, here are some ways that you can approach each paragraph:
To write the introduction in the SPM guided writing essay, you can often refer back to the notes in the question to form general opening statements. Your introduction can simply be two to three sentences long.
For the content paragraphs, you should address each of the points given in separate paragraphs to keep your essay well-organised. For example:
Body paragraph 1: Introduce the destination of your choice and offer some details about the place.
Body paragraph 2: Expand on the reasons that you chose the destination.
Body paragraph 3: Share the benefits that you’ll get from going on the getaway.
Each of your content paragraphs can be three to five sentences long .
In the conclusion, briefly restate the main points that your essay has addressed. Similar to the introduction, your conclusion can be two to three sentences long.
Step 4: Write your SPM guided writing/general essay!
Now that you know what your essay would look like, it’s time to write!
Pro tip: If you’re struggling to expand your points, PEEC is the acronym that could help you! Here’s what it stands for:
PEEC provides a framework that will help you elaborate your points to make your essay more detailed and interesting. For example:
“I’ve chosen Langkawi because I like water sports ( Point ). There are many types of water sports available there ( Explanation) such as kayaking, jet skiing and snorkelling ( Example ). These activities will make my holiday fun and exciting ( Conclusion ).”
If you’re now wondering what the full essay could look like, we’ve got it here for you too! We’ve used all of the steps and tips in this guide to come up with a sample essay based on the question above. Check it out below!
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Sample SPM Guided Writing Essay
Malaysia is home to many amazing holiday destinations. For my next holiday, I would like to visit Langkawi.
I’ve chosen Langkawi because I like water sports. There are many types of water sports available there such as kayaking, jet skiing and snorkelling. These activities will make my holiday fun and exciting.
Langkawi also has a cable car ride. Since my sister and I have never been on a cable car ride, we’ll get to go on our first one! The view must be great from the top.
Besides that, Langkawi is famous for duty-free shopping. My cousin’s wedding is coming soon and I know that my parents are still looking for a gift. If they find something there, we’ll be killing two birds with one stone!
Therefore, Langkawi is my ideal holiday destination because there’s something for everyone in the family. We’ll surely have a good time there.
Final Things To Keep In Mind
Don’t overwrite. For this SPM guided writing essay, you’re only required to write 125-150 words so just respond to all the points given.
Keep track of time. Break down the 30 minutes to include time for you to plan, write and check your essay.
Make sure you’re writing in the appropriate style (e.g: The question may ask you to write an article, report, or letter).
Master The SPM Guided Writing Essay With GuruLab
With practice, you will find that the steps in this guide will come naturally to you in no time. These steps are also applicable for the SPM English continuous writing essay in Part 3.
To score in your SPM English Paper 2, understanding the marking scheme will also give you an added advantage. At GuruLab, our team of tutors have extensive PT3 and SPM English grading experience. With detailed and personalised feedback, they can help you achieve the grades that you desire. For those looking to elevate their writing game, Gurulab’s English Essential Class will help you discover your true potential.
We hope that you have found this in-depth write-up on the SPM guided writing/general essay helpful. For more useful tips to enhance your writing skills, sign up for GuruLab’s lessons today!
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Essay Examples and the 4 Main Types
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There are four main types of writing: narrative, descriptive, expository, and argumentative. Each has a unique purpose. Some tell a story, others attempt to alter opinions. You use these four writing types to write different types of essays.
Narrative writing means you’re telling a story from a certain viewpoint, and there is usually a reason for the telling. All narrative essays have characters, setting, a climax, and most importantly, a plot.
When writing a narrative essay , remember to:
- include sensory and emotional details, so the reader will experience the story, not just read about it
- allow the story to support the point you’re making, and make reference to that point in the first sentence
- write in the first or third person
Examples of Narrative Writing
Ready for a little storytelling? Here are some excerpts from narrative essay examples.
"Looking back on a childhood filled with events and memories, I find it rather difficult to pick one that leaves me with the fabled 'warm and fuzzy feelings.' As the daughter of an Air Force major, I had the pleasure of traveling across America in many moving trips. I have visited the monstrous trees of the Sequoia National Forest, stood on the edge of the Grand Canyon and have jumped on the beds at Caesar's Palace in Lake Tahoe."
"Looking for houses was supposed to be a fun and exciting process. Unfortunately, none of the ones that we saw seemed to match the specifications that we had established. They were too small, too impersonal, too close to the neighbors. After days of finding nothing even close, we began to wonder: was there really a perfect house out there for us?"
"The day I picked my dog up from the pound was one of the happiest days of both of our lives. I had gone to the pound just a week earlier with the idea that I would just 'look' at a puppy. Of course, you can no more just look at those squiggling little faces so filled with hope and joy than you can stop the sun from setting in the evening. I knew within minutes of walking in the door that I would get a puppy… but it wasn't until I saw him that I knew I had found my puppy."
The following is an example of a famous narrative written by John Updike , Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu .
"The afternoon grew so glowering that in the sixth inning the arc lights were turned on--always a wan sight in the daytime, like the burning headlights of a funeral procession. Aided by the gloom, Fisher was slicing through the Sox rookies, and Williams did not come to bat in the seventh. He was second up in the eighth. This was almost certainly his last time to come to the plate in Fenway Park, and instead of merely cheering, as we had at his three previous appearances, we stood, all of us, and applauded."
Descriptive essays describe the traits and characteristics of people, objects, events, and feelings in intricate detail. What’s being described will be thoroughly examined. For example, if you were describing roses, you might want to detail:
- their origin
- their appearance
- their color
- their fragrance
When you write a descriptive essay, you want to involve the reader’s senses and emotions. For example, you could say, "I got sleepy." Or, you could write, "While I waited for Santa, my eyelids grew heavy, the lights on the tree began to blur, and my head began to droop." The second excerpt provides vivid detail, allowing readers to feel like they’re there.
Examples of Descriptive Writing
Ready to dive into the details? Here are three excerpts rife with detail.
"Like his twisted feathers, his many scars, the reliable old owl chose the gnarled, weather-beaten, but solid branch often - it being a companion to the wise alone with the night and the last branch to creak in the heaviest wind. He often came to survey the fields and the clouds before his hunt, to listen to the steady sound of the stream passing through reeds under the bridge, while combing his feathers for the unwanteds - whatever they might be."
A student at Roane State Community College managed to spice up a first visit to a diner. Watch how descriptive things get.
"When entering the door at Lou's, two things are immediately noticeable: the place is rarely empty and seems to consist of a maze of rooms. The first room, through the door, is the main part of the restaurant. There is another, rarely used, dining room off to the right. It was added during the oil well boom of the seventies. Through the main dining room is yet another room; it guards the door leading into the kitchen. This room contains the most coveted table in the place. The highest tribute Lou can bestow on anyone is to allow them access to seats at this table. This table is the family table; it is reserved for Lou's, and her daughter Karen's, immediate family and treasured friends."
Like the diner essay above, this sample excerpt from a student at St. Cloud State spruces up something as everyday as a local pawn shop.
"Billy Ray's Pawn Shop and Lawn Mower Repair looked like a burial ground for country auction rejects. The blazing, red, diesel fuel tanks beamed in front of the station, looking like cheap lipstick against the pallid, wrinkled texture of the parking lot sand. The yard, not much larger than the end zone at General G. Patton High School on the north end of town, was framed with a rusted metallic hedge of lawn mowers, banana seat bicycles, and corroded oil drums. It wasn't a calico frame of rusted parts, but rather an orchestra of unwanted machinery that Billy Ray had arranged into sections. The yellow-tanked mowers rested silently at the right of the diesel fuel. Once red, now faded orange, mowers stood at attention to the left. The oil barrels, jaded and pierced with holes, bellared like chimes when the wind was right. The bikes rested sporadically throughout the lot. In the middle of it all was the office, a faded, steel roof supported by cheap two-by-fours and zebra paneling. Billy Ray was at home, usually, five blocks east of town on Kennel Road."
Expository essays compare, explore, and discuss problems. While there’s a bit of a storytelling element to them, their purpose is greater than that. It’s always to explain some integral concept to the reader. As such, they inform, describe, and explain.
When writing an expository essay, the text needs to:
- be concise and easy to understand
- offer different views on a subject
- report on a situation or event
- explain something that may be difficult to understand
Examples of Expository Writing
Ready to dive deep into a specific issue? Here are three excerpts that’ll show you how it’s done.
"This family was a victim of a problem they could have avoided-a problem that, according to Florida park rangers, hundreds of visitors suffer each year. 'Several times a month,' Ranger Rod Torres of O'Leno State Park said, 'people get scared and leave the park in the middle of the night.' Those people picked the wrong kind of park to visit. Not that there was anything wrong with the park: The hikers camped next to them loved the wild isolation of it. But it just wasn't the kind of place the couple from New Jersey had in mind when they decided to camp out on this trip through Florida."
This sample expository essay from Thoughtful Learning relies heavily on facts and statistics to explain the important concept of cheating.
"Did you know that 7 out of 10 students have cheated at least once in the past year? Did you know that 50 percent of those students have cheated more than twice? These shocking statistics are from a survey of 9,000 U.S. high school students. Incredibly, teachers may even be encouraging their students to cheat! Last year at a school in Detroit, teachers allegedly provided their students with answers to statewide standard tests."
The University of Victoria uses this sample essay to demonstrate the importance of straightforward clarity in an expository essay.
"Throughout history and through a cross-section of cultures, women have transformed their appearance to conform to a beauty ideal. Ancient Chinese aristocrats bound their feet as a show of femininity; American and European women in the 1800s cinched in their waists so tightly, some suffered internal damage; in some African cultures, women continue to wear plates in their lower lips, continually stretching the skin to receive plates of larger size. The North American ideal of beauty has continually focused on women's bodies: the tiny waist of the Victorian period, the boyish figure in vogue during the flapper era, and the voluptuous curves that were the measure of beauty between the 1930s and 1950s. Current standards emphasize a toned, slender look, one that exudes fitness, youth, and health. According to psychologist Eva Szekely, 'Having to be attractive at this time... means unequivocally having to be thin. In North America today, thinness is a precondition for being perceived by others and oneself as healthy.' However, this relentless pursuit of thinness is not just an example of women trying to look their best, it is also a struggle for control, acceptance and success."
In an argumentative essay , the writer is trying to convince the reader by demonstrating the validity or falsity of a topic. They back up their position with evidence, including statistics or the opinion of experts. In these essays, the writer isn’t merely offering an opinion, but making an argument for or against something, and supporting that argument with data.
To write an argumentative essay , it’s important to research and back up what you say in the text. You may also use argumentative writing in persuasive writing , which uses emotional language and appeals to convince the reader.
Examples of Argumentative Writing
When it’s time to stand your ground and make a strong case, allow these excerpts to help get you started.
"Gun control has been a controversial issue for years. A vast majority of citizens believe that if gun control is strictly enforced, it would quickly reduce the threat of crime. Many innocent people feel they have the right to bear arms for protection, or even for the pleasure of hunting. These people are penalized for protecting their lives, or even for enjoying a common, innocent sport. To enforce gun control throughout the nation means violating a person’s Constitutional rights. Although some people feel that the issue of gun control will limit crime, the issue should not exist due to the fact that guns are necessary for self defense against crime, and enforcing gun control is violating a citizen's second amendment right to bear arms."
An argumentative essay from Bogazici University offers a bit of a dramatic flair, which is important to making a strong argument.
"Throw out the bottles and boxes of drugs in your house. A new theory suggests that medicine could be bad for your health, which should at least come as good news to people who cannot afford to buy expensive medicine. However, it is a blow to the medicine industry, and an even bigger blow to our confidence in the progress of science. This new theory argues that healing is at our fingertips: we can be healthy by doing Reiki on on a regular basis."
Essay By Example dives deeply into an argument touting the benefits of online gaming.
"Online games aren't just a diversion, but a unique way to meet other people. As millions of gamers demonstrate, playing online is about friendship and cooperation, not just killing monsters. These games are a viable social network because players focus on teamwork, form groups with like-minded people and have romantic relationships with other players. Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) feature millions of players interacting in the same environment. The games are social in nature as they allow players to band together and complete missions based on a story line, or test their skills by fighting against each other. At the start of the game, the user creates a fictional character, and customizes its physical appearance. Since many games involve combat, players also outfit their characters with armor and weapons, as well as choose their 'profession.' Many popular game titles like World of Warcraft and Everquest follow a fantasy theme, so most professions have magical abilities like healing other players or raising undead minions. While the process seems simple, players may spend hours agonizing over the perfect look for their character, from their armor color to the type of skills to use in battle. Once their character is created, the player is free to explore the vast, digital world and interact with other players; however they must pay on average $15 a month for game content. MMOG users are mostly male - usually between the ages of 18-34 - although titles like World of Warcraft have a healthy population of female players as well. With millions of players, there are plenty of people to adventure with."
The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword
Sometimes, writers only want to offer facts and information (informative writing). Other times, they’re seeking to change the tide of people’s belief systems (argumentative writing). Using these writing techniques, you can write many different types of essays.
English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton wasn’t kidding when he said, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” With the right words and a well-developed argument, you can shape other people’s perceptions too.
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The proper format for essays.
Below are guidelines for the formatting of essays based on recommendations from the MLA (the Modern Language Association).
- Fonts : Your essay should be word processed in 12-point Times New Roman fonts.
- Double space : Your entire essay should be double spaced, with no single spacing anywhere and no extra spacing anywhere. There should not be extra spaces between paragraphs.
- Heading : In the upper left corner of the first page of your essay, you should type your name, the instructor's name, your class, and the date, as follows: Your Name Mr. Rambo ENG 1002-100 24 February 2017
- Margins : According to the MLA, your essay should have a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, left, and right. However, for this course, just keep the default margins in Word.
- Page Numbers : Your last name and the page number should appear in the upper right corner of each page of your essay, including the first page, as in Jones 3 . Insert your name and the page number as a "header." Do not type this information where the text of your essay should be.
- Title : Your essay should include a title. The title should be centered and should appear under the heading information on the first page and above the first line of your essay. The title should be in the same fonts as the rest of your essay, with no quotation marks, no underlining, no italics, and no bold.
- Indentation : The first line of each paragraph should be indented. According to the MLA, this indentation should be 1/2 inch or five spaces, but pressing [Tab] once should give you the correct indentation.
Putting all of the above together, you should have a first page that looks like the following:
Copyright Randy Rambo , 2019.
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