1.Demonstrate the ability to develop, identify and critically assess arguments.
2.Demonstrate the ability to effectively structure arguments.
3.Demonstrate the ability to reflect on and apply what they have learned.
Select a topic from the list below and establish critical opinions. You are required to provide an overview of the issue before embarking on your perspectives. Do not only elicit personal views and ideas. Develop a strong argumentative thesis statement with a well organised line of reasoning through wide readings such as secondary research sources to further support your arguments. Minimum reference of 5 is required. Be sure to consider the elements of effective persuasive essays in your writing.
-Introduction & background (with proper thesis)
-Body Paragraph (arrange according to thesis statement)
Topics for persuasive essay include:
1.It is harmful to expose young children too early to technology.
2.Lecture attendance for college students should not be made compulsory.
3.Social media has greatly affected how we judge ourselves.
4.Parents play a more important role in determining the child’s personality.
5.Civilians should be allowed to carry weapons for self-protection.
6.We should implement paper-pencil assessment for primary school children.
7.Government should support the poor by imposing more tax on the rich.
8.Communication skills are more essential than good qualifications for one to succeed in life.
9.Death sentence is necessary to deter serious crimes from harming innocent lives.
10.Playing computer games is a waste of time and money.
11.We should employ robots to replace human chores to increase job efficiency.
12.Rapid modernisation in the last decade brings more harm than good.
13.Education should be tailored made to suit children’s interest and not fixed by school.
14.Love brings more happiness than money.
15.Children should be made responsible to take care of their parents financially.
16.It is better for children to leave the house and be financially independent after they finished high school.
17.Experience is more important than qualifications in doing a good job.
18.Freedom is more important than money.
19.We should study for the sake of interest, not for the sake of secured profession.
20.Cashless transaction brings more benefit than harm.