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The Growing Dependence On Computers. Why do we rely so much on computers, which still after many years in the market have still got errors in programming, bugs and threats to new viruses?

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The Growing Dependence On Computers Computers have been very helpful to society over the last few decades. Nowadays laptop and desktop computers are used in almost any place, at home, at work, at school, in a car and even in the kitchen. Computers help us in our everyday tasks; they let us socialize with friends from around the world, work from home and even allow us to relax watching a movie or playing a game. However the reliance on them has grown greatly in the last couple of years, as statistics show that the percentage of households with internet and desktops or laptops has increased almost 80% over the last twelve years, which begs the question: is dependence on computers a good habit or should we be more serious about its consequences? ...read more.

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for HIV and cancer are now being calculated by hundreds of computer so one day there exists a successful treatment for these diseases. Moreover, science experiments like the building of spaceships will be improved because computers will be able, in the future, to compute better ways of building space rockets, which can go farther and quicker to planet like mars which therefore can be tested by astronauts to see if life can continue on that planet. Science and medical research will be more developed as computers become more intelligent and faster. However, on the other hand, there are several arguments against computers. For example, when someone has become addicted or obsessed with a computer. If a person spends too much time in the cyber-world they can become lazy, develop anti-social tendencies and sometimes experience a negative change in behavior, and in severe cases the person will no longer be able to function properly without it. ...read more.

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Yet, these are just a few common examples of issues with computers, which are not harmful or threatening to our own life. In a few decades, however, cars will be driven by themselves, obviously controlled by computers, and what if something goes wrong inside the chip of our car at a high speed? This would be a deadly mistake caused by a computer. Thus, why do we rely so much on computers, which still after many years in the market have still got errors in programming, bugs and threats to new viruses? In my opinion, computers do indeed make our lives easier more often than making it harder, but as we depend more on them it puts ourselves at risk because of the evilness of others. Nowadays, we should only rely on computers when our life is not in danger, since both computers and malicious people can be a threat for any human being, now and probably in the future as well. Rodolfo Martinez. Length: 753 ...read more.

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This answer shows a candidate that fully understands the task of writing to argue. They make a very well-structured argument against the growing dependence of computers and technology, though the answer isn't perfect. There is consistent focus on arguing their ...

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Response to the question

This answer shows a candidate that fully understands the task of writing to argue. They make a very well-structured argument against the growing dependence of computers and technology, though the answer isn't perfect. There is consistent focus on arguing their point and the candidate also provides a second point of view towards computers, recognising their contribution to our everyday lives.

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This candidate shows an adept use of arguing skills such as use of statistics to show external research ("the percentage of households with internet and desktops or laptops has increased almost 80% over the last twelve years"); rhetoric ("which begs the question: is dependence on computers a good habit or should we be more serious about its consequences?"); and discourse markers ("In addition", "however"), though the latter could be more varied as derivatives of "in addition" and "however" being used a lot - other discourse markers such as "furthermore", "notwithstanding" etc, are just as useful.
The main irk with this essay is the lack of authoritative language - the argument seems to be very rationally-worded and the candidate doesn't seem to know how to word their argument in such a way that their argument comes across as the most important. It wins marks for being excellently balanced, but their needs to be more evidence of pushing their own argument other than in the concluding paragraph (which is also one of the moments where the candidates response is flawless).

Quality of writing

The Quality of Written Communication is very good. Whilst there is a very limited use of punctuation, with no colons, semi-colons or parentheses used, there is an adept handling of spelling and grammar.


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