• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

We must read only non-fiction books. Agree or disagree?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

??? We must read only non-fiction books. Agree or disagree? Probably one of the most difficult decisions in reading books is to select the type of books to read. For those people without a particular preference for a genre or special interest area, deciding between fiction and non-fiction seems to be their next dilemma. Some people believe that reading non-fiction is way more helpful than reading fiction, while others consider that the latter is better than the former. In my personal opinion, I advocate that fiction books have advantages over nonfiction books, and thereby prefer reading fiction books. ...read more.

Middle

On the other hand, there are plenty of pleasing and delightful phrases, expressions and feelings shown in fiction that makes readers want to read more and more. "Entertainment" is perhaps one of the most magnificent factors that make fiction books special and extraordinary. Secondly, fiction helps me to get to know more about the world and experience more things indirectly. Mostly, fiction is a realistic way for me to expand my boundaries. Being an ordinary student, I'm not likely to be able to travel all over the world and spend tons of time talking to people to learn how they experience their world. ...read more.

Conclusion

This encourages its readers to learn what attitudes and thoughts they have to have under a certain situation. Fictions books are often way better than any other essential people - our parents, friends and teacher - in instructing us how to deal with problems on the course of our life. Indeed, the advantages and benefits the fictions books give us are incredibly crucial and indispensable. Fictions books are intriguing. Also, they not only teach us about the whole world but also permit me to get flexibility in any situation. To sum up, those who incessantly say that non-fiction book are the best are absolutely absurd. Fictions are superior to Non-fictions. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Writing to Argue, Persuade and Advise section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Here's what a star student thought of this essay

4 star(s)

Response to the question

This is a Response to a Writing to Argue task. The candidate provides a fair level of discussion about whether or not fiction or non-fiction books are more beneficial reads. However, the command word in the question here is "Discuss" ...

Read full review

Response to the question

This is a Response to a Writing to Argue task. The candidate provides a fair level of discussion about whether or not fiction or non-fiction books are more beneficial reads. However, the command word in the question here is "Discuss" and, as such, the candidates are required to provide strengths and weaknesses with regard to both forms of writing - this means they must provide a balanced argument. This candidate's balancing is slightly in favour of fiction texts as opposed to non-fiction. It is imperative that candidates adhere strictly to the question - particularly the command words (e.g. - Discuss, Compare, Analyse, Comment), as any answer that does not answer the question, regardless of quality, will receive a low mark for not paying attention to what was asked.

Level of analysis

The Level of Analysis here seems only half done, as there are three good points made about the benefits of reading fiction texts, using a diverse range of vocabulary (which suggests this candidate is very confident with their knowledge of the English language and their essay writing abilities), but there is no recognition of the counter-argument whereby candidates are expected to appreciate an opposing perspective. This must be included in all answer because the command word says that "Discuss" and so a balanced argument is required; if it is not given, it is not correctly answering the question.
I would also advise that candidates pay close attention to what it actually is they're writing. It's easy enough to get writer's block when it comes to the opening paragraph but you can't make up facts like " Probably one of the most difficult decisions in reading books is to select the type of books to read.", because that's simply not true. The candidate should recognise the reasons we read non-fiction books (education, mainly) and thus we do not usually read a non-fiction book unless we aim to learn something from it. So it is not a difficult decision at all, to decided whether to read fiction or non-fiction; the decision is based on what it is we want from a book: information or escapism?

Quality of writing

The Quality of Written Communication is good. The candidate's use of a range of vocabulary and challenging lexes suggest someone who is an extremely confident operative even in exam conditions. There is a successful use of punctuation (complex and simple) and the grammatical standards required of all English GCSE students are upheld fittingly with the analytical nature of the writing.


Did you find this review helpful? Join our team of reviewers and help other students learn

Reviewed by sydneyhopcroft 06/03/2012

Read less
Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Writing to Argue, Persuade and Advise essays

  1. how does the writer of necklace maintains the reader's interest

    Vegetable soup; what could be better than that' she let her mind run on delicious dishes served in exquisite porcelain". The exclaimed "Ah" emphasizes how pleased he is, but the repetition of the symbols of a luxurious life clearly show the difference between Mathilde and him.

  2. English language - collection of persuasive essays - Do you agree or disagree with ...

    However, it might seem too dangerous to a parent. Another problem is that parents may expect their children's interests to be similar to their own. They can't seem to separate from their children in their mind. If they love science, they may try to force their child to love science too.

  1. Original Writing Coursework Fox Hunting,

    I think that the majority of the British public want a ban on fox hunting. This is because they think that that it is cruel and immoral. DRAG HUNTING One proposal but forward by the anti-hunting lobby and the government as an alternative to fox hunting is drag hunting.

  2. An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind

    Despite all the counter-arguments, some evidence have still been found to go against the idea of death penalty. Abraham Lincoln declared, ?All men are created equal.? This statement of truth has obviously been left out of consideration in the court room.

  1. Westernisation's Benefits

    We can say that westernisation created a base for the vigorous development in world?s economy currently. Moreover, westernisation in some developing countries has helped their residents approach to the new technology that they had never seen before. As an example, when televisions were imported in some developing countries such as:

  2. D.A.R.E. Report on my experience of drug and anti-bullying education.

    Bullying is an assertion of power through aggression, and forms change if age change (school, gang attacks, child abuse, elder abuse). Bullying is not about anger, but a contempt-a feeling of hate toward someone who is thought to be worthless, inferior, of doesn't deserve respect.

  1. Explore varieties of and attitudes to texting and text-speak

    They disapprove of slang, they might be jealous of younger minds, as they can communicate with a language that older minds don?t understand. As Slang/text-speak was invented it has made people pronounce their ?TH?s? with ?V?s? or ?F?s? sounds. Also, using ?D?s? for ?TH?s? words such as, ?the? is changed to ?Da?.

  2. The risks and benefits of Facebook and social media.

    Well, to sum up, you share your life. Beyond that, many social media allow you to join to different events, from a party to a show for example. Then if you are a musician, an actor, or someone who wants to become a star, you just have to create your

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work