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    Should Cannabis be legalised in the UK?

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    or hot drinks. Taking Cannabis orally means that the active ingredients are absorbed slowly into the bloodstream and take an hour or two to produce their strongest effect, which may then last for 2 to 6 hours, again depending on strength and amount ingested. The effects of cannabis depend upon the amount used, its strength, the circumstances and the expectations of the user (this is because the effects of using cannabis are also physiologically, not physically, altering the way you think).

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    Discuss the statement " Art changes the world as much as government and politicians do"

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    There are five specific areas where civil society has made very important political and social contributions. These are: women?s right, ecological justice and environment protection, human rights of ethnic, religious, race, and sexual minorities? movements for citizens? participation and accountable governance and resistance and protest against unjust economic globalisation. We need political systems and politician to provide an environment where societies can prosper, and where the wealth generated by that prosperity can be used for the good of all. Political systems provide infrastructure, protection, law, and education. However you could argue that the arts and more importantly have just as much influence as the world around us as politicians?.

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    Should scientific research be restricted in any way?

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    Firstly, scientific research is the solution to palliate poverty. Science is the golden path to alleviating poverty and brings success to many of the developing countries in our world today. Through scientific research, new and more effective ways of doing things are being uncovered. For an economy, new and improved ways minimize the cost of production, maximize the output with improved technology and thus, increasing revenue. The economy of a country is brought to a greater height and more profits can be earned. For example, in the 1960s, Singapore faced an economy downfall due to great competition from stronger powers.

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    The Global Problem of Counterfeit Medicine

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    * Patches that are stuck to skin (called transdermal patches) * Tablets that are placed under the tongue (called sublingual medicines; the medication is absorbed into blood vessels and enters the bloodstream) * Injections (shots) or intravenous (inserted into a vein) medications Counterfeit medicines What is a counterfeit drug? The term "counterfeit drug" has many meanings because of many countries have varying definitions on it, for example; The Pakistan Manual of Drug Laws is different to the Philippines Republic Act No.

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    The internet should be implemented into all educational sectors as a tool for learning Argumentative Essay

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    This essay will argue that use of the internet should increase intelligence, increase productivity, bring people closer together and keeps you entertained. However, there is information on the internet that has a negative impact, but through increased intelligence people can avoid this. Using the internet makes you more intelligent. Firstly, there are many websites and applications on the internet that can help you improve your intelligence. The introduction of the internet began to change the world that we live in, ebooks, databases, search engines, blogs, discussion boards, chat sites, and virtual classrooms all contributed as tools in making people more intelligent.

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    English as a global language - good or bad?

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    Scientific researchers have found out that in fact many small languages have already vanished, such as Xam, a Southern Khoisan language used by hunter gatherer communities of Southern Africa (source E). English may not be the world's most widely spoken native language, as Chinese, with 1151 million mother tongue speakers, nearly double the number of English mother tongue speakers (source D). Although as Mandarin is the most widely spoken language in the world, which is due to the large population of China; it's not considered a Global Language because very few people speak Mandarin outside the boundaries of China (source C).

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General Studies is a mixture of studies of culture, politics, ethics, social studies, maths, science and technology, and with a range of subjects like that there's plenty of issues to keep you interested throughout. There'll be plenty of debates and the issues covered will be topical and relevant to your life.

It's difficult to know exactly what will be on the examination papers each year so it's important to keep abreast of what's happening in the news every week. The examinations will cover a range of topics and essay writing is a key skill to master. Marked by Teachers has a fabulous portfolio of essays and you'll find this resource of enormous benefit in learning how to plan and write the kind of examination answers that will succeed.

A number of Universities don't accept General Studies as an A level when considering admissions so it is important to assess your options. However if youare looking for an extra A level to take the knowledge and skills developed will prove useful if you are considering a degree in Social Studies or the humanities.


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  • Discuss the statement " Art changes the world as much as government and politicians do"

    "In conclusion I agree with the statement that “Artists have a say, and what they say can change the world as much as politician can” even though politics and government have a bigger impact in our society as it’s more influential as every day we are currently on knowledge on the laws and news about government, on the other hand art can change the world as artist musician etc.. Have made a difference as they influenced people’s beliefs as they might change the way they see the world around them, and they might see life in a different prospective."

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