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  1. Written task., I decided to write a magazine article about the availability and effects of online gambling on children.

    Online gambling comes in many forms. In particular games, for example, you can buy loot boxes/crates which gives you an item or character in that game. In, for instance, Fifa 19, you can buy these Fifa Packs with, so-called, Fifa Coins that can be purchased with real money. These Fifa Packs then give you the chance to win a high skilled player but you also risk to get a lower-skilled one. Many consider this not as a form of gambling but looking at the concept it is a form of gambling.

    • Word count: 802
  2. Persusive writing - Criminals should not profit from their crimes.

    Corby has had two grabs at the money pie. In 2006, she was paid $280,000from Pan Macmillan publishing company for her autobiography My Story. To safeguard this money, the company paid finances into her Indonesian brother in law?s account. How farcical that this can transpire? Now on her release, the media frenzy is nothing short of a circus. Channel 7?s bid for an interview with her with the bait of reportedly $3million dollars shows the extent that some networks are prepared to go to.

    • Word count: 812
  3. Creative writing - A Penny For The Guy

    His face was confined, suffocating as the air around him dissipated. The securing string tied around his neck was knotted an inch or so too tightly; he longed to claw his hands at it; to tear it; snap it. Unmoving, his arms remained slumped on the ground like deadweight. Far from being a possibility, movement was scarcely even a mental consideration now. I pay my two pounds, thank the stall holder, and find my way to a free space in the crowd. My hand reaches into my pocket to locate my phone, but I stop myself.

    • Word count: 1539
  4. ALL ABOUT THAT BASS, SOME TROUBLE Why recent body positive songs arent as empowering as you think

    People often seem to forget that insecurities aren?t just felt by larger individuals- Everyone has the potential to experience anxiety and low self esteem due to body image. Eating disorders stand testament to this. People of all sizes are affected, and lyrics such as these are potentially very triggering. Worse still is the attention the song has drawn in the media, and horrific parody covers that have emerged as a result. One particular cover published on YouTube blatantly fat-shames women, and features the beguiling lyrics of, ?It?s better if you?re bony, you won?t suffocate in fat,? and, ?Don?t be selfish and eat yourself to death?.

    • Word count: 1165

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 and contrast two candidates

    "In conclusion, despite Senator Collins' advantages, I still disagree wit her points of view on the war in Iraq, tax cuts to corporations and her lack of support for universal healthcare plan. The contrasts between the two candidates could not be clearer. Susan Collins has acted in the interest of the President and Republican Party, while Tom Allen consistently stood up to the Bush administration and has always fought for Mainers. He has a record to be proud, and it shows what kind of Senator he will be. Hopefully, if Tom Allen gets elected, he will live up to his words and promises by becoming a fighter for the low and middle class."

  • An essential element of a short story is its ending. Discuss this statement with reference to two short stories of your choice

    "So as you can see the ending was the total opposite to what you would expect. So at the end of the story, the Vallins were reunited and the Tuvaches were split up. The setting of the story fits in very well because it shows how poor the families were and why the money from selling the child was so important. I think the moral of this story is ' In some situations, there is never a right answer.' I think in both of the short stories I have written about the ending has dramatically changed the story for the better. The writer has done this by carrying the same theme all the way through the story, but has still managed to create the unpredictable ending needed to make any short story successful. Sean Morton 29th January 2004"

  • The Crucible: Discuss the changes in the relationship between John and Elizabeth Proctor in the course of the play?

    "To conclude, I feel that at the start of the play John realises that what he did to Elizabeth was wrong and he does not wish to go back to that, so already he wishes to protect her. However their relationship was still stale and cold between them both until Elizabeth found out that she was accused of witchcraft. And then she needed to trust John to speak to Abigail and John had a new found love for Elizabeth as he felt he needed to protect her. As the court scene developed they both learnt something new about each other and the ways in which they react to different situation, and I feel that it is the start of the coming together of their relationship. But it is only during Act 4 when Elizabeth is trying to persuade John to admit to seeing the devil that I feel their relationship is re-built. But I still feel that Elizabeth was not the same with John after the affair as at the end of the play and in echoes down the corridor she moves on too easily."

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