Thursday, 14 April 2011

Neither last word nor last hope

Hello there! We have learned a lot of things in this course (BEL260) through out the whole semester. It provides us with a lot of new things that can enhance our soft skills. I am pretty sure that with this kind of knowledge and informative input, we can achieve great outcomes at the end of the day. 

I am going to take this opportunity to say a few words, to express my feelings and gratitudes. But before I am going to start, let me share with you guys something that people never curious about. It is about how you judge and make any kind of assumptions upon your lecturer. I've known a lot of lecturer since I was studied at UNITEN before this. I like to observe the way they react upon their students attitude. But mostly, I try to implement some of their teaching method when I am having my presentation. 

I do understand that it is difficult to create a fun learning process in the class especially if it is related to English subjects / courses. So in order to overcome this matter creatively, many kind of activity have been done in order to grab the student's attention. What I am trying to say is based on my own experience. I admit that I am always skip classes and come late. But I do realized when I keep on with this kind of attitudes, I will be left behind. 

I have been thinking a lot lately, thinking about my future, what I am going to be after I graduate, will I survive in this world, an do I have the courage to encounter any incoming problems. Most of my friends have almost finished their study and even some of them are doing their practical now. And the question is where am I right now? These matters do encourage me and sometimes it don't. But when I see any lecturer stand in front of the class and give a lesson, I will be motivated indirectly.

The effort shows by them is genuine. It is their responsibility to teach students, to let them understand about what have been learned. The way they talk and react gives you strength to learn. They are able to tolerate with most of the reasons given and provide full support for those who are interested to learn and commit. 

And the question is, why I am so curious about this matter. The answer is simple. Because one day, I will be on of them, stand in front of the class and teach the students on how to live your life. That's what I going to be for the next 5 years. Hence, I would like to say "I am Sorry" if any wrong-doing things that I purposely or accidentally did and please do pray for my success. Cheers!..Thank you.. 

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Argumentative Essay

In this kind of essay, we not only give information but also present an argument with the PROS (supporting ideas) and CONS (opposing ideas) of an argumentative issue. We should clearly take our stand and write as if we are trying to persuade an opposing audience to adopt new beliefs or behavior. The primary objective is to persuade people to change beliefs that many of them do not want to change.Here is some example of argumentative that I wrote before.


Certain television programs are considered to be unsuitable for children. Do you agree or disagree? Give your opinion

Introductory Paragraph

Children love to watch television with their family and friends during free time. As far as our concern, television programs can be a wonderful educational medium that can generates children’s imagination and idea during their learning process. Unfortunately, there is some poor content that is not suitable for them because it doesn't provide them with any educational value. I absolutely agree that some children's television programs do more harm than good, especially when the program has violence, inappropriate language, nudity or sexual content.

Body Paragraph 1

Children’s television programs do more harm than good because it provides the violence contents. We forgot that children spent most of their time watching television at home. By coincidence, they watch the inappropriate programs without any of their parent concern. For example, the wrestling programs, ‘Smackdown’, show a few years ago were being tried in order to practice the movements they saw from the wrestlers in the show. As a result, there were victims at home after the shows on TV. Therefore, children should not be allowed to watch violent television programs because they are easily influence to it. This is because they are unable to compare between reality and fantasy and they will try to copy what they see on television.

Body Paragraph 2

            Other disadvantages of children’s television programs is it content inappropriate language. For the past few years, a lot of children’s television programs contain an inappropriate language that can give a bad influence to them. For example, cartoon programs like Family Guy, Futurama, The Cleveland Show, and The Simpsons contain a lot of bad language. Some parents feel although it is inappropriate, their child is likely going to learn or hear about similar topics by other kids at school so they will let their children watch these types of shows at home. Parents should change their perspective about this problem because at the end of the day, their children will be influenced by these type of language that may lead them into social problem when they grown up. Hence, parents should monitor and be more concern on what type of television programs that is suitable for their children to watch.

Body Paragraph 3

            Another harm impact of children’s TV programs today is the nudity or sexual content. Since it is not mentioned what to watch at home, they get tuned into some channels, which are made for adults. The shows or the channel contain talk about sex, and other adult directed topics. Every kid wants themselves to turn to older people sooner because most of them want to be grown up. Therefore when they are hearing and watching this kind of programs, it influence over to their social life. For examples, many children that going to turn up into teenagers is mostly used to have pre-marital sex that can lead to a major problem which is pre-marital pregnancy. Hence, parents should take precaution by not letting their kids to watch this kind of programs.


Some people believed that television can be a powerful learning tool for children’s education. However, it can also be very destructive and this statement made my opinion clear that some of the children’s TV programs are unsuitable for them to watch. As conclusion, parents should monitor what their children are watching and set limits on time and content. If this prevention is taken, most problems occurred will be prevented effectively.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Full Essay

Previously, we have learned to write the introductory paragraph and body paragraph. Hence, I would like to post my group's full essay as for your kind reference.

Prior to the 1980’s, predatory animals were rare sights in rural areas in Malaysia. Even in wilderness areas, bears, tigers, and other predatory animals were rarely being spotted.  As far as this concern, people that were attacks with these kinds of animals are not always the friendly animals.  Between 1989 and 1995 there have been 14 tigers attack peoples.  In one attack, a rubber tapper was killed in his rubber farm near Negeri Sembilan.  Attacks by bears and alligators are also increasing during this period of year. This statistics shows that there is an increasing of wild animal attacks. The reasons why these animal attacks peoples are because they are hungry, feel threatened and try to protect young.

One of the reasons why these animal attacks people is because they are starving. When there is no food in their habitat, they will go to the nearest place such as village to find food. These animals are also likely will attack a livestock animal at the village. On the other hand, when the livestock were all eaten by them, the beast will attacks people to fill their stomachs. Hence, because of the extreme hunger, the wild are brave enough to attacks human. 
Other than that, these animals are also attacks people when they feel threatened. In some situations, they will attacks human no matter the person is their master or not. So, they will attacks before being attacks or getting hurt. For example, dogs have a tendency to attack if it was within the public or places that have many people because the tumultuous circumstances would cause the dogs fear. As we can see, when these animals were afraid and threatened, they will attack anyone to save themselves.

Besides that, one of the most reason why these animal attacks people is because they try to be the safeguard of their young. Human should not disturb when the female was with her young, especially if the child is newly born. This is because, the female was very sensitive and they think the human wanted to take their child away. In order to protect the young, the female will attack human immediately. As we can see, these animals are willing to do anything to safe their child from peoples. 

            In conclusion, people cannot blame the animals because these animals have their own reason for attacking man. When the animal feels hungry, threatened and try to protect young, they will attack human. So, people should not disturb the habitat and population of these animals to avoid from being attacks.