Essay Structure: For an Against.

Task 1: Analyze the following essay as in the model:

Security Cameras and Privacy

In the fight against crime, police forces and governments are increasingly using security cameras in public places. Some people are opposed to this, saying that it invades our privacy. What do you think?

The individual has a right to privacy!

Security cameras have become ubiquitous in many countries. Whereas before they appeared only in banks and at high-security areas, they are now entering public places such as malls, streets, stadiums and transport. Many people feel this affects their privacy. This essay will examine whether the advantages of these cameras outweigh their negative impact.

Surveillance cameras have several benefits. An obvious benefit is that the police can catch criminals in the act, thus reducing crime. This will make the streets safer for ordinary people. A more important point is that criminals, particularly young offenders or petty criminals will be deterred. They will not be tempted to carry out crimes, and thus society will be a lot safer. Cameras are also cost-effective and unobtrusive. Authorities do not need to spend large amounts of money on police.

However, security cameras are far from being a perfect solution. The biggest objection concerns privacy. Many people feel that they should be free to travel or move around a shop, mall, street or country without being photographed or recorded. They feel that being watched constantly is like being in a jail, and that ordinary people are losing their freedom because of these devices. Another point is that although the police say that only criminals have something to fear from the cameras, many people do not trust governments with too much information. Corrupt authorities could use information in the wrong way or twist it to victimize some groups. Thirdly, cameras and computers can make mistakes.

In conclusion, although there are definite advantages to using surveillance devices such as cameras, we need to balance the need for security with respect for the individual’s privacy and freedom. If we do not trust the members of society, a situation like George Orwell’s “1984” could be the result.

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This essay is an example of 3773 layout. The essay is in favor of the question above- it wants parents to be responsible if their children commit crimes.

 

Introduction
Present situation Security cameras have become ubiquitous in many countries
What this essay will do (Thesis
sentence)
This essay will examine whether the advantages of these cameras outweigh their negative impact.

 

Paragraph 2: For
Topic Sentence  

Surveillance cameras have several benefits

 

Reason 1:  

Police can catch criminals in the act, thus reducing crime.

 

Reason 2: Make the streets safer for ordinary people.

 

 

Reason 3:  

Cost-effective and unobtrusive.

 

 

Paragraph 3: Against
Topic Sentence Security cameras are far from being a perfect solution.

 

 

Reason 1:  

People don’t want to be photographed or recorded.

 

Reason 2:  

They feel that being watched constantly.

 

Reason 3:  

Cameras and computers can make mistakes.

 

 

Conclusion
Summary Surveillance cameras have many benefits but also have disadvantage for people so you should find a balance.

 

Future/ Personal Opinion I think surveillance cameras it’s very important to make place safety so people should be carefully in public places and take freedom in their homes.

 

 

2: Arguing Both Sides: Create three main points for each side of the following arguments.

  1. Should young teens be able to drive when they turn thirteen?

Pros (Yes)                                                     Cons (No)

 

1. For Emergency.

 

 

2. To self-reliant.

 

 

3. To take freedom.

 

1. In this age most of them reckless.

 

 

2. They will take drive for playing and entertainment.

 

 

3. They don’t have skills or control their self when they driving.

 

  1. Should students be allowed to have cellular phones in class?

Pros                                                               Cons

 

1. For Emergency.

 

 

2. To use apps to help them in study because they fast to use than computer.

 

 

3. They have responsibility and they will respect classes and switch off phones.

 

 

1. Maybe they take their attention.

 

 

2. They will bother another students when the phone on.

 

 

3. They will use it in bad things for example take photos without permission or cheating.

 

  1. Should downloading music for free be illegal?

Pros                                                               Cons

 

1. Nice for people to listen.

 

 

2. Some people will get free music- it’s not fair.

 

 

3. Poor people will not get music.

 

 

1. Musicians will not be paid for their music.

 

 

2. They will stop making music.

 

 

3. There will be no music.

 

 

 

  1. Should animals be used for scientific research or to test products?

 

Pro (Yes)                                                                              Con (No)

 

1. To learn and training.

 

2. If they don’t use animals they will use people.

 

3. To safe people before use it in products.

 

 

1. Most of animals will extinct.

 

2. Its no mercy for animals.

 

3. to safe animal’s rights.

 

 

Task 3: Now chose a topic, make your outline – list three reasons for, three reasons against, and add three resources that you will research for writing your opinion on the topic of your choice.

 

1- My topic: Should students be allowed to have cellular phones in class?

2- Three reasons for and against:

For                                                          Against

 

1. For Emergency.

 

 

2. To use apps to help them in study because they fast to use than computer.

 

 

3. They have responsibility and they will respect classes and switch off phones.

 

 

1. Maybe they take their attention.

 

 

2. They will bother another students when the phone on.

 

 

3. They will use it in bad things for example take photos without permission or cheating.

 

3- Three resources that I will be using:

 

 

You will write the first draft and the final draft in class.

In this modern world most people use phones in every things in life for example shopping, studying, working, meeting and playing. Also using their phones in any time and any were. But should allowed to student to use phone in schools, some of people think this is important to student but another people think this is dangerous for students.  

 

In these days phones are important for student, to emergency things, maybe they forget something important in the home and they will call their family to bring it. Teach responsibility for them, just use phone in specified time. Also phones are useful to learn. Now you can find more apps to help students to study and it’s faster and easier than computers.

 

Phones should be not allowed for students in schools, They will take their attention from teachers, and maybe will bother another students when someone use it  or use phone in a bad things for example, take photo for teacher and students in class without permission. Some of student use phones to cheating in exams, so they will not study.

 

I think Phones are important for students in schools, they will help them to be more responsible and help them in learning, but its danger if they use it in bad way. So it should be for schools to make rules to use phone in classes and make controls for students when they use it and punish students who use their phone in a bad way.

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