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.

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