Argumentative Essay Topics and Points Outline 1.
All secondary and tertiary level students should be offered courses on good money management as part of their formal education. What are your thoughts on this suggestion? You should write at least 350 words. Good Money Management important life skill learn value of money learn importance of budgeting learn importance of investing learn importance of reducing/avoiding debts how to save money, why and how how to earn extra money be less dependent
2. There should be stricter censorship guidelines to monitor the mass media in Malaysia. What is your point of view? You should write at least 350 words. Agree Too much violence, sex and horror Negatively influences young minds-dressing, lifestyle and etc. Increases crime rate Encourages moral decadence/decline More social problems Examples of movies/series/printed media that should be censored Examples of scenes/texts that should be censored Disagree Audience mature enough to decide More parental supervision of children More moral and religious guidance Just rate the movies etc. do not censor Freedom of choice Government can censor but VCDs available on the black market anyway
3. language and etc. You should write at least 350 words. mannerism and language be persons some students can look up to/emulate A good teacher should be a disciplinarian Must be able to set strict guidelines and stick to them. Be firm about attendance Make sure the work is done and do not accept lame excuses Punish if necessary Set boundaries on acceptable behavior. What roles do you think a good teacher should play in a student’s life? Give your opinion. A good teacher should be an educator teach what you are supposed to be expert in area of specialization prepare materials well give. A good teacher should be a counselor Be a friend in need a shoulder to cry on Provide good advice and counseling Try to relate to them and their problems Share your thoughts and allow them to express their opinions
. evaluate and discuss assignment prepare them for examination be interested and interesting A good teacher should be a disciplinarian set good example in profession and life demonstrate good moral values watch actions.
join citizens’ group. 3. the quality of most rivers in the country is worsening. bio-degradable scraps and leftovers to make compost heap-use as fertilizers. Conserve Water Do not waste water Don’t wash cars often.Do not throw rubbish into the rivers and other water sources Dispose of rubbish responsibly Tie rubbish up in garbage bags and place them in dustbins For bigger items. 2. However. timber logging and dumping or toxic waste. 2. 3. domestic waste and rubbish directly into the rivers. call disposal companies etc. turn off tap.4. Write to newspapers. Agree 1. when brushing teeth and soaping dishes etc. Water is an important source of livelihood to many people. Campaign against irresponsible construction or logging. oil or food waste down the sink-clog pipes Use organic. As a result.
. water is an important source of livelihood to many people and it is sad that the quality of most rivers in the country is worsening. Ways to solve the problem: 1. Minimize waste material that you throw into the sink or down the drain. etc. use watering can not hose for watering plans. What is your view on this? What do you think causes the worsening quality of rivers and how can the effects be mitigated? You should write at least 350 words. Use shower when bathing. the quality of water deteriorates and certain measures need to be taken to mitigate the effects on the rivers. Was car on lawn. pour water used to wash rice on plants –don’t hose down the drains. Caused by factors such as growing population. Do not throw milk. Be outspoken about construction and logging that cause mud and silt to clog rivers.
(2) Wars destroy buildings. Write an article giving reasons why war is both destructive and harmful. hearing and etc. homes and infrastructure like roads. airports are destroyed-cannot conduct business -no foreign investors will do business -country cannot recover easily after wars (5) Psychological trauma caused by war destroys social fabric and undermines moral and religious values -Civil wars causes suspicion and hatred among neighbours -Destroys sense of unity and fellowship -People are fighting for survival-will do anything to protect their families and themselves. (1) Thousands or even millions of people are killed or maimed in wars. women. lies and even murder -lose all sense of religious and moral values
. starvation. sight. You should write at least 350 words. exposure and etc. In the last few years. -will resort to betrayal. ports. -wars usually involves massive bombing which cause mass destruction -everything destroyed-cannot live or conduct business -hospitals cannot treat the injured -no schools or universities –and education will be affected -people cannot travel (3) War destroys families as members killed or separated from each other -men-fathers and brothers go off to fight wars -families lose breadwinners. protectors. -greatest tragedy thousands and millions ide-children. thefts. -factories and companies destroyed -agricultural lands destroyed -money is devalued. railway lines and airports. lose limbs. -landmines is another problem -few able-bodied people lefts to rebuild the country -many die due to disease. father figure -families suffer lose and pains’ -many lose contact with each other in confusion of war (4) War destroys the economy as all economic activities are badly affected. halted or completely destroyed.5. old people too -many are badly injured. several wars have broken out around the world. bridges. cannot trade -roads.
many Malaysians feel that much remains to be done in order to improve the quality of our life. Basic health care beyond the reach of many in rural areas Safety of medicines and drugs used for treatment-the safety of second generation drugs and medications. Preventive medication: hepatitis –not free Transport: There are many remote areas with no proper transport system In some places people still use primitive and dangerous boats In Sarawak. some areas are only accessible by very small planes or helicopters-crashes are common because of terrain Modern means of transportation-LRT. You should write at least 350 words. in the teaching of English and Mathematics Lack of funds for equipment and running of proper activities Proportion of population who are university graduates still low Health: There are still many problems in the health system. Do you agree? Give your opinion. transports of people and goods are still difficult. In order to achieve a developed-nation status. the quality of life has to be improved.
. commuter -only available in cities-very few In estates and plantations. namely interior of Sabah and Sarawak housing :not all citizens have modern housing with proper sanitation low cost government flats-are mostly in state of disrepair squatter areas still common-overcrowding-poor garbage disposal lack of recreational areas and facilities-resulting in unhealthy children Education: still not compulsory some children are deprived of education-lack of schools in rural areas some schools are closed because of small number as a result of rural-urban migrationworsens problems Quality of education-qualification of teachers are questionable esp. Lack of hospitals and clinics and qualified doctors Long wait in the government hospitals and for treatment of serious diseases.6. As we head towards the year 2020. Monorail. basic amenities: parts of Malaysia still do not have clean pipe water and electricity.
Upcoming bands that need to record their demo tracks onto Cdrs Members of academia use CD burners for legitimate purposes 8. Many success stories particularly from the past e. Opportunities also play important role. Software developers use for Cd-rs extensively to backup and store their work The entire ICT industry uses CDRs this way. Lim Goh Tong and even Zainal Abidin Could also depend on talent and personality-if have the right aptitude for a particular job. As a possible way to prevent music and movie piracy. Give your opinion. You should write at least 350 words. CDrs are used for more than making copies of musics Cds. However. ‘Academic qualifications determine a successful career’. Experience sometimes count more than qualification. (Give reasons) Education is important but many have gone without education to become successful. Give possible reasons. they are also used for computer back-ups and other forms of data storage. Give your opinion.7.g Loh Boon Siew. Right timing-right conditions.
. many educated people end up unemployed because too proud to start low. will succeed regardless of qualifications Many success stories indicate a desire and determination to succeed. it has been proposed that the government imposed a levy on CD-Rs. Unfair to consumer Legitimate users shouldn’t have to bear the extra cost just because certain people are using CDrs to infring on copyright. You should write at least 350 words. On the contrary. Disagree Current situation-many graduates are unemployed. there are some sectors of the public that disagree with this proposal saying it is unfair on consumers.
commuter trains. road tax. You should write at least 350 words. coins and etc. monorail and etc. The public should be encouraged to use public transportation more. (4) Help save the environment Mass transportation system. (2) Using public transportation is less stressful and more convenient Know public transportation schedule Don’t have to feel stressed in traffic jams-can read. study. train. not one or two people to a vehicle Save energy/petrol Trains or cable cars do not cause the same energy waste as smaller private vehicles
. less chance of accidents Travel by bus. Bus. LRT. talk on mobile phone Don’t have to look around for parking space. parking bills and tolls. petrol. Give your opinion. LRT tickets are reasonably priced-also insurance repairs and all. commuter. nap and relax-not driving Can get some works done. Agree (1) It is a safer way to commute than using motorcycles and cars Statistics indicate more accidents involving private vehicles Many injuries and fatalities especially during festive seasons-all police efforts not very successful Less cars on road. (3) More economical than using your own private transport Don’t have to buy motorcycle or cars Don’t have to pay loans.9.
shopping malls. public toilets and etc. recreational parks. on LRT. that are often associated with the habits of people in poor developing countries. Many people describe Malaysia as having first world facilities but a third world attitude. infrastructures and services provided by the government or the private sectors. Agree INTRODUCTION
This is common perception among the people now. abuse. schools. museum. Word class facilities refer to facilities.
CONTENT Adults and children do not generally obey rules. library. monorails Improper use of or dirtying of toilets Embarrassing behaviors such as talking loudly on mobile phone Not queuing up for buses and taxis Rushing for food during open houses Taking and wasting too much food during buffet Motorists do not obey traffic rules Jumping red lights Jumping queue Parking illegally Changing lanes without indicating Road rage/illegal racing Adults and children tend to misuse certain facilities Public parks are vandalized and left in dirty condition Rubbish are thrown inconsiderately in river at recreational areas Government vehicles are used for works non-official works Public phones and bus stations are vandalized CONCLUSION Restate your opinion/thesis statement. national parks. kindergartens. clinics. vandalism and etc. telecommunication system. hospitals. Give your opinion on this statement. ungratefulness. Third world attitude refers to negative attitudes such as carelessness. community centres. recklessness. Include roads. places of worships.10.
. Littering at cinemas. highways. You should write at least 350 words.
classrooms Hostels (5) Students Well-disciplined Excellent time management Good critical thinking skills Good English language skills Third language skills Conclusion When there is a marked improvement in the quality of education provided by local universities.11. Agree Of late a lot of negative reporting about the quality of local graduates Whether or not the comments are true. the quality of their graduates will improve. such as communications and interpersonal skills Relevant extracurricular programmes. It has been said that universities should not be degree mills but centers of knowledge dissemination and creativity. They will then be able to compete with graduates from foreign universities for jobs either in Malaysia or globally.
. it is necessary to constantly improve quality of undergraduates. Give your opinion on how universities can improve the quality of their education. including sports. You should write at least 350 words. (3) Management and Administration Better administration of academic and non-academic affairs Better management of staff and student welfare (4) Facilities State of the art computers Advanced laboratories Virtual and book libraries Lecture halls. Content (Ways) (1) Lecturers High qualification Internationally recognized and competitive More dedicated (2) Curriculum International recognition Academic as well as non-academic emphasis Include soft skills.
use the following points: People have independent minds People have strong will and curiosity People have their own opinions People are very questioning and skeptical People can choose what to believe in Mass media can’t influence people 100% CONCLUSION -It depends on the people.12. Mass media do have great influence in shaping people’s ideas. INTRODUCTION > Choose one from the following stands< 1. 2. Mass media do influence us to a certain extent. Do you agree or disagree with this? Discuss. The mass media plays a great role in shaping people’s ideas.
. level of maturity and intellect. Mass media do not have much influence in shaping people’s ideas 3. their way of thinking. If you choose YES MASS MEDIA DO INFLUENCE US OR INFLUENCE US TO A CERTAIN EXTEND…USE THE FOLLOWING POINTS Mass media shape our idea/perception of Beauty Lifestyles Values Politics World issues Social issues Fashion Business If you choose NOT. MASS MEDIA DO NOT HAVE MUCH INFLUENCE IN SHAPING OUR IDEAS.
CONTENT: How Advertisement Inform and Manipulate Inform Through advertisement we may know about the existence or invention of new products in the market. Advertisement: Information or manipulation? DEFINITION Advertisement : ways/means by which products. Manipulation: to use something or someone using any means to achieve desired effects on them. Nescafe. Help us to compare and choose the best products or services. Interesting and colorful visuals. We also get to discover the availability of certain services. they go together. Causes creadit-cards debts . Examples: Milo.13. Proton. Conclusion Advertisments generally increase consumption of products and services causing people to part with their money easily. This leave a lasting impression on the people’s minds causing them to want to have the products or use the services even though they didn’t really need it initially. increase volumes of sales or increase consumption. audio and video are used to bombard the target audience with lasting perception of these products. services . Information: refers to things that can help us to know about something or someone at the most neutral level.
. Digi. Information can be used to manipulate and manipulation can also be used to inform. persons or entities are promoted to the public in order to gain support. Increases spending and consumption-make people buy more. Maxis. Manipulate Advertisements are targeted at the target audience for a specific range of products or services. Toyota advertisement and etc. STAND :Information and manipulation are like hands and gloves.