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  1. Computers / One of The Greatest Inventions

    Throughout the years, computers have changed the way people work, be it any profession/field for several reasons. Thanks to the newest state of the art technology, personal computers have microprocessors built-in, which are bound to decode and execute written data processes. This groundbreaking microprocessor technology allows your personal computer to receive inputs from the user as a result of interactions with the mouse and keyboard devices. It also allows your computer to perform several tasks; for instance, it grants you the ability to resolve varied and complex mathematical calculations at the push of a button.

    • Word count: 654
  2. I believe that capital punishment should be banned throughout the world.

    In addition, most states now have a sentence without parole. Detainees who are given this sentence will never be set free. In this way, the safety of society can be guaranteed rather than with capital punishment. It has a brutalizing effect, capital punishment is inhumane on society. The brutalization impact is that executions desensitize the public to the immorality of killing, which creates more corruption and homicide. Capital punishment makes society more risky by additionally expanding violence through the brutalization impact, increasing the likelihood that people will then choose to kill.

    • Word count: 504
  3. Speech persuading Year 11 students of the importance of revising now for their GCSE exams

    It had begun with a firm intention which developed into an ongoing timetable of revision and hard work. It is these limited and daily thirty minutes of revision, which carried her through to achieving the best of her abilities. So how did Sarah revise well for her exams? Reminisce, firstly. We need to highlight the fact that you all should have been in education for about ten years by now; about two to three years studying GCSE subjects.

    • Word count: 482
  4. Evaluate whether the ethical as well as moral issues are important enough to stop scientific developments

    The usual groups of people of which volunteer for such testings are said to be students, low earners, etc. however with this a lot of different problems may arise. There are many various reasons as to why people may agree with animal and human testing as well as why people may disagree to animal and human testing, these various reasons are elaborated below: For animal testing Again there are various different reasons as to why different people from different group?s different categories agree with animal and human testing. The reasons are as follows: -Human suffering from various health diseases and various conditions is minimised and therefore improves human health.

    • Word count: 825
  5. Home Schooling persuasive letter

    There are also advantages apart from the educational ones. Since your son will have more free time he would have the opportunity to spend some of that time outside and thus lead a more active lifestyle. Additionally this free time would allow for him to be able to go out and get work experience if he so chooses. Finally if you feel like you may be struggling at times with teaching him or any other aspects, there are many support services available such as ?Education Otherwise? who not only provide support but also holds local groups/sessions where he would be able to meet other home-schooled children.

    • Word count: 719
  6. Asperger's Syndrome Letter

    The students with Asperger?s syndrome would sometimes make you feel like you?re unstable for your profession. That?s a mutual feeling when teachers have to educate someone with a disability. Take a breather and put yourself in their shoes. Picture yourself being in an alien cultural to your own, where you are always in danger of breaking norms and values you don't understand, and you struggle to keep up with the flow of communication that comes naturally to those around you. This is how a student with Asperger?s syndrome might feel in a school environment. Due to problems with communication and shortage of understanding social interaction a child with Asperger?s syndrome may find group work difficult.

    • Word count: 974
  7. Teens aren't addicted to the Internet - Dont fall for the stereotype.

    The article gives a stereotypical image of teenagers; we all are internet addicted young adults, spending our times alone in a dark room and conducting all social interaction by proxy. This image could not be farther from the truth. Additionally, the author makes another stereotypical accusation about teenage boys when she claims that they spend ?unedifying hours in bedrooms? watching porn.? Are all teenage boys obsessed with porn? According to Public Religion Research Institute only 29% of young men found porn to be morally acceptable and 65% disapproved.

    • Word count: 798
  8. Are we all fundamentally the same? Persuasive writing.

    We humans are similar but we have a particular need or erg to be unique however, some of us may argue with the fact that we are not fundamentally the same, as we all are not blessed with unique qualities. This may be the struggle but we all have at least one or more difference that makes us unique and as time passes we realize it ourselves. Although we all have this erg for fulfillment but culturally we express that need in different ways for example ?Frozen? by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Elsa (character)

    • Word count: 640
  9. How safe is artificial intelligence?

    This already proves that artificial intelligence is growing at a very fast speed. Although it?s accurate to say that it?s hard to measure the risk of danger with artificial intelligence. Like driverless cars, they could one day be infected with a virus which could make the car do things it shouldn?t for example crash and this could be very dangerous. Artificial intelligence can have many benefits which help us every day for example GPS, they calculate our routes, time it takes to get to target destination and the fastest route possible. Computer systems are also beneficial in terms of calculating mathematically compared to humans where it could possibly take days, weeks or even months to calculate for something.

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  10. What I can't stand. Soapbox on Chavs

    These people are in gangs acting as if they?re 8 foot tall and built up like a rugby player, in the corner of the McDonald?s car park. I once unfortunately came into contact with one of these ?gangsters? on my way walking back home from my friend?s house. I was half way there when I just looked to my left and saw some filthy unwashed scum in a hoodie. I was trying my best to avoid when he shouted at me ?Yo fam, ya got a cig on ya mate?.

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  11. Course work : should the minimum age for alcohol consumption in India be reduced?

    In the eyes of your government young men aged 18 must be kept aloof from the temptation of alcohol. But should not the statesmen of our country remember that the forbidden fruit looked sweeter and more luscious to our mother Eve only because it was forbidden? Your government should take a precept from what happened in America in 1919 when the 18th amendment to the U.S. constitution implemented such a ban. Quoting S. B. Duke and A. C. Gross (1993), ?if consumption of alcohol was reduced, it wasn?t by much; the costs of enforcement, in money, corruption, crime, disrespect for

    • Word count: 931
  12. Time and Money: Are the two actually that different?

    These quantitative forms of measurement are objective and constant resulting in quantifiable control on the amount of time or money spent. We often forget we have control over time because we have a tendency to over focus on tangible quantifiables like cash notes and salary paycheck, rarely do we calculate how time we spend on doing an activity. A good metaphor to describe how we treat time is driving to a destination without calculating the amount of fuel required for the journey.

    • Word count: 785
  13. No Excuse for Torture

    That makes the torture the master, and the tortured one the slave. However this is not like an ordinary slavery, it is more like being slaves in hell. They make them taste the flavor of hell each time they torture them. It is like introducing them to hell before in this life. Hell's punishment is quite frightening even to those who don?t even believe it. These frightening of human being are far away from humanity, divine laws, and natural laws.

    • Word count: 957
  14. "Love or Loathe" TV Adverts

    Have we really turned into the sort of audience who will remain continually entertained providing a cute, fluffy mascot is pushed in our faces whilst the company completely brainwashes us? Within the first couple of advert breaks Aleksandr had already converted endless numbers of minions to go around saying ?simplez!? like it?s somehow hilarious. As if that wasn?t bad enough, he started bribing more innocent TV veiwers to join the other ?simplez?-minded minions with stuffed meerkat toys, creeping into our houses in the dead of the night and shoving the wretchedly fluffy things under our noses.

    • Word count: 856
  15. Write a letter to the Government about a Social Networking Issue.

    Although intended for good, these particular sites can lead to drastic harm, physical and psychological. Cyber bullying poses as a large threat among our society. Every day, children and teenagers alike are being bullied behind walls with no one to turn to. Cyber bullying can be as simple as repeatedly sending online messages or distressing somebody who has said they want no more interaction with the bully. It may also include repeated threats, false accusations, and pointless humiliation or otherwise continuously being tormented by someone online.

    • Word count: 1030

Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Compare the way a current affairs issue is reported in a tabloid and a broadsheet. The articles explore events surrounding two teenagers who have been stabbed.

    "To conclude, I have come to a final decision that the tabloid article shows the full horror of the tragedy because the information in the tabloid gets right to the point about what's happened. The information about the tragedy is a lot clearer in the tabloid because it is much more graphic and is also easier to understand. The powerful headings, subheadings and words make the articles very effective. The most powerful parts of the tabloid is where it talks about how brutal the murder of Shakilus Townsend was, also in the tabloid it tells you about facts and figures which tell you about what's happening with knife and how bad the situation is getting in London, this makes the article more powerful. Whereas the in-depth information in the broadsheet article will make people lose interest quickly because most typical British readers don't want to go deep into the story. So on balance I think that the tabloid article is the best and most powerful article because I think it is much easier to read and much easier to keep interest in. 1,214 words"

  • How free are we in the UK and how does our freedom compare to other people around the world?

    "In conclusion, all of us in England are very lucky to have the right of freedom even though we have some things we are not allowed to say and do we are a very free country. We are trying our hardest to help others in the situation of not having the same human rights. Compared to countries like India, Africa and china we are very lucky to have the right of movement, freedom of speech and the right to life. If we wish to help others in these countries we can give money to charity and maybe even join a group of people who support others around the world. If we join amnesty and send one letter that one letter will give someone who is less fortunate than us to get a bed to sleep on. The other organisations like liberty and Greenpeace have many different ways to help people in other places like Guantanamo get better lives by protesting and spreading news of what these people are going through."

  • Internet Essay- The Internet is the Greatest Invention of Mankind- Discuss

    "But, we are forgetting (In my opinion) the most important invention of all, and that is electricity. Without electricity, we would not have many of these other inventions such as the telephone, and more importantly the Internet. Undoubtedly, the Internet provides many people with a living, it provides millions of people each day with means of communication, and means of purchasing products, but, I do not think that the Internet is the greatest invention of mankind, nor do I think that it comes close; there are other far more beneficial inventions, such as the wheel, the telephone, and, of course, electricity. I believe that the Internet is a great invention, with upsides and downsides, but I believe it never was and never will be the greatest. Lily Kim Sing"

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