Monday, October 27, 2008

Best of Luck

My dearest students,
  • Please check your exam paper to ensure that you have all the printed pages.
  • Read all your instructions and questions carefully.
  • Do not forget to fill in all the details on your exam paper.
  • Do not use pencil when answering your questions.
  • Try not to leave any blank and answer all the questions.
  • Recheck your all of your answers before you submit your paper.
  • Good luck to all of you.
  • Do your best!I know all of you can do it!
  • Take care.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Something for you to ponder

He who asks a question may be fool for five minutes, but he who never asks a question remains a fool forever - Tom Connelly

If you have any question, please ask me since you have time to do so :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sample of Argumentative Essay

Should parents pay if their children end up in trouble with the law?

Many crimes and social problems are caused by children. Despite the damage these teenage criminals cause, parents are not held responsible in most countries. This essay will discuss whether parents should be forced to pay for their children’s crimes.

There are many reasons why parents should not be responsible for crimes committed by teenage children. First of all, teenagers today are independent. Most of them often move out of the parent’s house at 18 years of age or even younger. The teenagers are expected to learn to take care of themselves and make their own decisions, and not stay like small children attached to their parents.

Despite that, parents nowadays are working. These parents cannot watch their adolescent children all the time. Even children from good families can sometimes commit crimes. Therefore, parents should not be responsible if they have worked hard to raise their children properly.

However, because of the many problems young troublemakers cause, I feel we should make parents responsible if their children end up in trouble with the law. Most juvenile crimes are committed by adolescents whose parents do not care or make any effort to control their children. If parents had to pay fines, they might make more effort.

Besides that, even though the children may seem mature, they are not really able to make good decisions. Parents should be responsible for raising and teaching their children until they are fully grown. Furthermore, if children know that their parents will have to pay, they will think carefully before doing getting into trouble.

To sum up, there are good reasons both for and against making parents pay for acts committed by their children. However, I strongly feel that if we want to reduce the number of such crimes, we need to make parents take more responsibility.

300 words

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