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Argumentative Essay Topics and Points Outline 1. All secondary and tertiary level students should be offered courses on good money management as part of their formal education. What are your thoughts on this suggestion? You should write at least 350 words. Good Money Management         important life skill learn value of money learn importance of budgeting learn importance of investing learn importance of reducing/avoiding debts how to save money, why and how how to earn extra money be less dependent

2. There should be stricter censorship guidelines to monitor the mass media in Malaysia. What is your point of view? You should write at least 350 words. Agree  Too much violence, sex and horror  Negatively influences young minds-dressing, lifestyle and etc.  Increases crime rate  Encourages moral decadence/decline  More social problems  Examples of movies/series/printed media that should be censored  Examples of scenes/texts that should be censored Disagree  Audience mature enough to decide  More parental supervision of children  More moral and religious guidance  Just rate the movies etc. do not censor  Freedom of choice  Government can censor but VCDs available on the black market anyway

3. What roles do you think a good teacher should play in a student’s life? Give your opinion. You should write at least 350 words. A good teacher should be an educator  teach what you are supposed to  be expert in area of specialization  prepare materials well  give, evaluate and discuss assignment  prepare them for examination  be interested and interesting A good teacher should be a disciplinarian  set good example in profession and life  demonstrate good moral values  watch actions, mannerism and language  be persons some students can look up to/emulate A good teacher should be a disciplinarian  Must be able to set strict guidelines and stick to them.  Be firm about attendance  Make sure the work is done and do not accept lame excuses  Punish if necessary  Set boundaries on acceptable behavior, language and etc. A good teacher should be a counselor  Be a friend in need a shoulder to cry on  Provide good advice and counseling  Try to relate to them and their problems  Share your thoughts and allow them to express their opinions

4. Water is an important source of livelihood to many people. However, the quality of most rivers in the country is worsening. What is your view on this? What do you think causes the worsening quality of rivers and how can the effects be mitigated? You should write at least 350 words. Agree 1. water is an important source of livelihood to many people and it is sad that the quality of most rivers in the country is worsening. 2. Caused by factors such as growing population, timber logging and dumping or toxic waste, domestic waste and rubbish directly into the rivers. 3. As a result, the quality of water deteriorates and certain measures need to be taken to mitigate the effects on the rivers. Ways to solve the problem: 1.Do not throw rubbish into the rivers and other water sources  Dispose of rubbish responsibly  Tie rubbish up in garbage bags and place them in dustbins  For bigger items, call disposal companies etc.  Minimize waste material that you throw into the sink or down the drain.  Do not throw milk, oil or food waste down the sink-clog pipes  Use organic, bio-degradable scraps and leftovers to make compost heap-use as fertilizers.  Was car on lawn, pour water used to wash rice on plants –don’t hose down the drains. 2. Campaign against irresponsible construction or logging.  Be outspoken about construction and logging that cause mud and silt to clog rivers.  Write to newspapers, join citizens’ group. 3. Conserve Water  Do not waste water  Don’t wash cars often, use watering can not hose for watering plans, etc.  Use shower when bathing, turn off tap, when brushing teeth and soaping dishes etc.

5. In the last few years, several wars have broken...
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