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GCSE: Writing to Argue, Persuade and Advise

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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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    Computers make our lives easier and give us the possibility to connect to the Internet and learn new things. They make it possible for us to keep in touch with our friends, shop online or even receive classes online. Machines nowadays make it simpler than ever to organize digital media with only one click, instead of organizing physical discs, which is more time consuming and frequently get damaged. This gives us more time to do more creative or productive things in our life.

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    Write a magazine article persuading teenagers to stop smoking.

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    That's Half of the UK's teenage population!. I understand that some of these teenagers are not to blame for this disgusting habit, but I'm sure that you'll agree there is still some hope for you to quit smoking. I will now be taking you on a journey that will help you understand why smoking is wrong, and it is vital that you consider these reasons carefully and decide whether you want to ruin your life, maybe even stop it from existing or take the wise man's route and decide to stop.

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    Feature Article - Being A Teen Is The Worst Time Of Your Life

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    You have, peer pressure, anorexia, and school all day, five days a week, and extra homework, which equals stress. Teenage years are definitely the most difficult. What is stress? Stress is what you feel when you respond to pressure, either from the outside world (school, work, family, friends) or inside yourself (wanting to fit in). With all the extra things that happen during teen years, it is easy to feel weighed down.

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    Writing to Argue - Giving Aid to needy

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    However, this aid only helped 39% of the people who went through some sort of physical loss as a result of perhaps war, some sort if dispute or natural disaster. You may ask yourself, why would a country want to help other countries? Well the answer is simple. You will be credited for saving lives of thousands, if not millions. Furthermore, the help from a certain country might be the only help that they are going to get.

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    Say "NO" to plastic bags

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    Let's begin with a story to give you all an idea what actually happens when you just throw away a plastic bag, without considering what harm it can cause. A young boy asks a shopkeeper for a plastic bag for the items he had bought; not knowing that it would harm the earth for not carrying the items in his hands or pockets. As soon as he arrives at his doorstep, he throws away the "plastic bag" now regarding it as a useless piece of junk.

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    Should Governments Prohibit Logging

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    Also commercial logging is caused by population increase. As the population of a country increases, its demand for wood also increases and thus logging is carried out to obtain the wood. There are many types of logging. The first type is tree-length logging. This process involves the felling, topping, and delimbing of trees at the stump. The second type is full-tree logging. Trees are felled and transported to the roadside with top and limbs intact. Finally, the last type is cut-to-length logging.

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    Writing to argue - The internet

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    Letters can be sent via email in a matter of seconds to people in other countries. You can arrange things in minutes without physically talking to people. You can share memories on social networking sites with family and friends who are in other countries, for example, weddings that families and friends haven't been able to attend. In the past we would never have been able to see our loved ones' special occasion but now we can. In June 2008 over 132 million people visited Facebook, which shows the potential of social networking sites.

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    Do we need computers?

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    As a result people will overeat or eat junk food excessively without thinking of the consequences of their actions. So in turn this leads to stifled imagination and empathy. Sp parts of the brain that prmote these atributes will not develop properly. "People need computers to learn".

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    Public school or state school? At the age of 8, many parents send their children away to these schools with the knowledge that one might only see them once or twice a month. What are the arguments for and against sending away ones child to a schoo

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    In terms of being away from one's family, there are no doubts one has to get more independent. This may be an advantage later in life with respect to work and education. One is also more likely to get a better education if one has attended a boarding school. Boarding schools are very expensive, so practically everybody that has attended a school like this is from upper class families.

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    The Importance Of Going On A Field Trip

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    In science class we usually do experiments. Experiments are fun, but you're actually learning. Going on a field trip is the same thing. It would be a learning experience and we would have fun at the same time. We would be able to see cool artifacts, which we wouldn't be able to see at school, maybe only in books. We would be able to learn by looking at the artifacts, instead of reading about it off a book. We would be able to see real live things. (e.g. We can learn how to start a business by going to stores and interviewing the cashiers or workers how they get customers to buy their products.

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    The Disadvantages of Television, Internet and Computers

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    But, things have changed... Today, the Internet is one of the most powerful tools throughout the world. The Internet is a collection of various services and resources. Children using the Internet have become a big concern. Most parents do not realize the dangers involved when their children log onto the Internet. When children are online, they can easily be tempted into something dangerous. When children talk to others online, they do not realize they could actually be talking to a harmful person.

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    English speaking and writing assessment the stress factors that affect teenagers

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    Only 30% of typical stereotypes made on adolescents, such as drug abusing, shallow, rude or violent behaviour, are actually true. Whilst you might believe your teenage years were the golden years in your life, this is not the case for this generation's young adults, however many parents are oblivious to their teenage child's worries, insecurities and problems. Now imagine you're a fifteen year old girl, when you wake up in the morning you need to spend at least half an hour in front of the mirror, maybe even more on bad days, in front of the mirror.

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    Why fashion is important.

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    It has been said by Mrs. Rosie Montage, professor of social psychology that 98% of what we say does not come from our mouth. If so then clothing is a very silent but tremendously powerful communicator. It can camouflage or cover up; it can build or destroy an image, it can say "I am as good as you", "I have the same interest", "I am important", "I am not important" or even "I take myself and work too seriously! But by judging someone based on their appearance makes them feel inferior.

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    To smoke or not to smoke. Now there's a question for you. Since I'm a smoker I guess I chose to smoke. Right or wrong? Who knows?

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    Or some man walks by me smelling of a full bottle of aftershave.What difference does it really make anyway. Sure, there's a chance I may get some kind of cancer, but that's true for every human out there. Cancer cells are in your body 24 hours a day every day of your life. Anything may trigger them to go rampant on you. What about the people who die of cancer and have never touch a cigarette?Let me see.

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    Stop all tests - Just take a moment to think imagine schools becoming like factories , packed with robot like children, doing the same thing, all learning similar objectives.

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    Most SAT's take place in May; they are taken in year 2, 6 and year 9. The exams are used by the government to monitor not just how well a student is doing but it is also used to observe if the teachers are doing their job. Research has shown that students are tested not on their talent but their ability on how much information they can pack into their brain. Although the tests are to check on performance of schools, many students stress over little, time wasting exams.

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    Animal Testing Should Be Stopped, This I Believe.

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    Animals who have been experimented on suffer: diarrhea, convulsions, loss of muscle control, bleeding from the eyes, nose and mouth, internal bleeding, bleeding stomach ulcers, vomiting, respiratory problems and in general, complete agony. Often, they don't even suffer 'for a good cause' such as a substantial medical advancement. They suffer for trivial things such as 'new and improved' shampoo and washing powder. Doesn't it seem unreasonable to put a living animal through so much pain for something we can do without?

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    Write an article to persuade a teacher to apply for your school

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    The school was one of the first to receive funding, and as such it is one of a handful of schools within the country to retain BSF status. The new building has allowed a number of improvements to take place, such as modernized facilities and staff rooms within each department. Registration within the school utilizes the SIMS Electronic Registration system, which allows pupils to scan in using multi-purpose smart cards.

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    Should We Have A Citizenship Test? The citizenship test was introduced by the Australian Government fairly recently.

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    responsibilities of citizenship rather than facing questions about Australia's sporting heroes " as it had previously asked questions about a Australian cricket player, Sir Donald Bradman and other irrelevant information. However, when questioned to why was the citizenship test was even introduced, a minister who appeared on an SBS program called 'Insight' argued that this test was made to test English proficiency of the 'new' Australians.

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    War has never led to anything Positive Discuss

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    The biggest negative impact on war focus on the casualties lost during war. The loss of unfortunate lives due to war lead to a decrease of population and broken families- lack of money supply and support. The impact of economy is devastating; with high debts from bonds and foreign loans which decrease the wealth of the country. Devastation of houses, cities, farms and factories, resulting in lost jobs, wounds, injuries and healthcare would all need to be compensated by the government to rebuild houses and cure the people of the country.

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    Write to argue for or against mobile phones being allowed in school

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    However it is inevitable that those lacking a sense of responsibility will ignore and 'flaunt these rules, and so even if there are not as many occurances of phones going off, there are still some!

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    Human Cloning. What are the ethical implications of cloning? Does it take away human nature and dignity? To clone or not to clone?

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    This brings us to the frequently asked questions, What are the ethical implications of cloning? Does it take away human nature and dignity? To clone or not to clone? To answer all those questions, we first have to explore cloning fully starting with the ethical implications. For example, human cloning can be good as it can be used to treat diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes and also can be useful for people who need transplants. It can also help with reconstructive treatment for burn victims who get half their bodies burnt to an unrecognizable state.

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    Good morning/afternoon, today I would like to present my opinion to you on how globalization results in the violation of human rights.

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    One such example of a violation of human rights is sweatshops, especially that of sportswear brand Nike. A sweatshop is a negatively connoted term for any working environment considered to be unacceptably difficult or dangerous. When the company was founded in 1972, it contracted factories in Taiwan and South Korea.

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    Should animals have rights?

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    What's more is that these 3 seconds an animal is to die it is to happen in a lab. The experiments on the animals are fully legal, not to mention any possible thing could happen in the lab. They could be brutally poisoned or even blinded. They may not be given food or water in that time, while the experiments could paralyze them or permanently damage their skins. The result of these experiments are very old fashioned and inaccurate. The chances of the lab test failing is more than 75%. Our understanding of important things such as diseases has been dangerously misled while at the same time delaying progress of medicine due to testing them on animals first.

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    Why we should still sit the SATS.

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    Some children believe that SAT's is unimportant, puts more pressure on the pupil and doesn't prove anything. However many teachers say that "If SAT's aren't a big deal anyway so what is all the stress about." The man in charge of schools for the government, Charles Clarke, says the tests are important because they show how well you're doing at school. I want to express my concerns about the way that the children will be now that SAT's is gone. I object to the cancellation of SAT's examination for 14 year olds in England and Wales. Firstly, I think that if there weren't SAT's there would be no cause for children to work particularly hard in year 9.

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    Writing to persuade - letter

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    The main researcher in the development to cure ageing is Dr. Aubrey De Grey who believes this miracle cure could be here in only 25 years if the research is properly funded for. The curing of old age would stop you living your last few years in misery with the inability to take care of yourself, the pains to your body that old age brings, and the deaths of loved ones that's once again due to this deadly disease. This is how OAP's are now living, and what everyone will potentially have to face in the last few years of their lives.

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