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A granny from Perth which is love swimming in the ocean create a new record as the oldest person to swim the English Channel (from Dover to France). She said that she struggled fro the first five to six hours. But with enough determination and support from behind, she become as strong as a shark in the water.

Argumentative Essay - Draft2 (Television Viewing)

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The earliest television has been invented by a German inventor called Paul Nipkow in 1884 which is formed a huge part of today’s media. Since then television has become an effective tools that has an influence on people no matter their age or level of education. It has been used politically by governments and parties to support their ideologies. However, television has negative implications on not only on adults in terms of health and social aspects; but also affects children's social, physical development and academic achievement. According to the American Time Use Survey (2003), the average American watches more than 2 hours of television each day. In a sixty-five year lifespan, that person will have spent nine years glued to the tube. This constant attention to programming can directly cause positive and negative effects. The negative effects can be explained in term of psychologically, emotionally, and physically. From the statistic, I strongly believe that television viewing can lead to various negative effects.

As preliminary, the children development of the thinking process can be badly affected when they watch unsuitable program (Sharif 1999). The program likes ‘Friends’ can manipulate their thinking about the real world. In the show, the occurrence of problems can be easily solved within the thirty minutes slot. Hence, they will become effortless when they face the complex and complicated situations in the mean time and the future. According to Leigh (2009), these passive children have low ability to generate their brains to develop the imaginative skills. This thing is important to make-believe worlds and improves their problem-solving ability. In brief, the potential of the children in the future will be affected without skills and creative thinking.

Other than that, television viewing also can create behaviour problem of the children when they imitates characters like Bart in ‘The Simpsons’ (Sharif 1999). The character is very rude and bad. His behavior should not be copy to the real life and can lead the children to vandalism and bullies. Moreover, when they watch programs that containing violence continuously, it will causes the children to become less sensitive to the act of violence itself. They will think that violence is the easiest way and alright for them to solve their problems. In addition, some children attempt to imitate the superhero in the movie they have watched in television. For instance, there were children jumped out of trees in Superman costumes and got themselves injured (Sharif 1999). These harmful and dangerous behaviours are undesirable in our society and everyday life.

Beside that, over viewing television can be the trigger to several types of health problems. It is consistent to Sharif (1999) that prolonged periods in front of the television mean that children are physically not active. When watching television, people are usually tended to consume snack simultaneously. It’s already become the habit especially the youngster to do it as a sedentary activity which can cause them obesity and related diseases (Rutherford 2002). They are also lack of doing sports and exercise which can be more likely to obese. In UK Time Use Survey (2000) statistic, hours spent to watch television is more than doing any other things in normal daily life for a person. Therefore, it shows that people are preferred to watch television in the first choice. Socializing, sports and exercise, reading and many other healthy activities are left behind for the sake of the electronic box.

To conclude, television viewing bring harmful effects that lead to insufficient development of thinking skills, create negative behaviours and culprit to unhealthy and passive lifestyles that affects the psyche of humans mankind. The purpose of television programs designed which is to demand undivided attention (Leigh 2001) must be overcome strongly to create a better life for the future generation. It is true that television viewing give us benefit like information; but it give more harm to our life directly and indirectly when we watch it continuously.

Text Production Essay - Draft1 (Television Viewing)

8:27 PM / Posted by Aiman / comments (2)

The earliest television has been invented by a German inventor called Paul Nipkow in 1884 which is formed a huge part of today’s media. Since then television has become an effective tools that has an influence on people no matter their age or level of education. It has been used politically by governments and parties to support their ideologies. However, television has negative implications on not only on adults in terms of health and social aspects; but also affects children's social, physical development and academic achievement. According to the American Time Use Survey (2003), the average American watches more than 2 hours of television each day. In a sixty-five year lifespan, that person will have spent nine years glued to the tube. This constant attention to programming can directly cause positive and negative effects. The negative effects can be explained in term of psychologically, emotionally, and physically. From the statistic, I strongly believe that television viewing can lead to various negative effects.

As preliminary, the children development of the thinking process can be badly affected when they watch unsuitable program (Sharif 1999). The program likes ‘Friends’ can manipulate their thinking about the real world. In the show, the occurrence of problems can be easily solved within the thirty minutes slot. Hence, they will be effortless when they face the complex and complicated situations in the mean time and the future. According to Leigh (2009), these passive children have low ability to generate their brains to develop the imaginative skills. This thing is important to make-believe worlds and improves their problem-solving ability. In brief, the potential of the children in the future will be affected without skills and creative thinking.

Other than that, television viewing also can create behaviour problem of the children when they imitates characters like Bart in ‘The Simpsons’ (Sharif 1999). The character is very rude and bad. His behavior should not be copy to the real life and can lead the children to vandalism and bullies. Moreover, when they watch programs that containing violence continuously, it will causes the children to become less sensitive to the act of violence itself. They will think that violence is the easiest way and alright for them to solve their problems. In addition, some children attempt to imitate the superhero in the movie they have watched in television. For instance, there were children jumped out of trees in Superman costumes and got themselves injured (Sharif 1999). These harmful and dangerous behaviours are undesirable in our society and everyday life.

Beside that, over viewing television can be the trigger to several types of health problems. It is consistent to Sharif (1999) that prolonged periods in front of the television mean that children are physically not active. When watching television, people are usually tended to consume snack simultaneously. It’s already become the habit especially the youngster to do it as a sedentary activity which can cause them obesity and related diseases (Rutherford 2002). They are also lack of doing sports and exercise which can be more likely to obese. In UK Time Use Survey (2000) statistic, hours spent to watch television is more than doing any other things in normal daily life for a person. Therefore, it shows that people are preferred to watch television in the first choice. Socializing, sports and exercise, reading and many other healthy activities are left behind for the sake of the electronic box.

To conclude, television viewing bring harmful effects that lead to insufficient development of thinking skills, create negative behaviours and culprit to unhealthy and passive lifestyles that affects the psyche of humans mankind. The purpose of television programs designed which is to demand undivided attention (Leigh 2001) must be overcome strongly to create a better life for the future generation. It is true that television viewing give us benefit like information; but it give more harm to our life directly and indirectly when we watch it continuously.

Text Production Essay - Final Draft (Junk Food)

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In today’s competitive world, people want everything to be happened fast. Fast foods or junk foods are the food which can be bought within a short time with more taste. Hence people are showing much interest in eating junk foods. Eating junk foods is the addiction, which is affecting many people across the globe mainly children and teenagers. Junk food comprises of anything that is quick, tasty, convenient and fashionable. Chips, candy, soft drinks, cookies and other munchies are suddenly the most popular thing for children in school (Health Foundation 2005). As teenagers, most students are not worried about their health; they are more worried about the taste of their food. Based on the statistic from Australian Health Journal (2004), there are more than 50% of the teenagers in the country that eat sugar more than recommended intake. Therefore, I strongly supported that the sale of junk food at schools should be banned in order to prevent the side effects and disadvantages that will come when they eat all of these varieties of junk food, for the better generation in the future.

There are many disadvantages of junk food. First and foremost, junk foods are low in nutrition and unhealthy to consume. These foods are rich in harmful substances such as fat, salt, and sugar (Family Journal 2005). It is very important to reduce eating junk foods for the healthy life. According to the Weekend News (2005), these substances will cause people to put on weight, which in turn causes heart diseases and other health complication when excessive. Food such as bread, biscuits, cereals, contain too much salt, which is unhealthy for the heart if over consume them. In the other hand soft drinks and chocolates are foods that rich in sugar which is the contributor to diabetes. On the other hand, too much fat will bring us to obesity. Junk food such as pizza and chips contains too much saturated fat. Teenagers and children are in high risk of getting obese with this bad eating habit. Hence, it is better to kick the junk food from the school canteen.

Other than that, preservatives and additives are the other major harmful ingredients in the junk food. The additives can be the trigger for the children behavioral problem such as hyperactivity and poor concentration in class (Family Journal 2005). This can directly affect the students’ academicals results and waste their potential in the near future (The Food Show 2005). This problem can be worsening as the food can be easily purchased from the schools canteens. It is cheap, easy to get and the most convenient food in the school area. Therefore, the first thing in their mind will be these unhealthy foods. In addition, according to Mary Caputo as a child psychologist, the recent research shows that by reducing the type of foods in the diets may improve their behavior. The students behaved better and become calmer after the lunch (Green 2005). So, it will be easier for the teachers to teach and control them in class.

Moreover, the packaging’s of the junk food become a serious problem to the litter problem (Family Journal, 2005). The school compounds are usually littered with cans, crisp packets, cartons and plastic containers everywhere. This will make a hard day to the school grounds man at least for every school day in the year. As the school have the litter problem, it will create a bad image of the school to the community. Besides, a dirty places also not a very comfortable place to learn. By banning the junk food, the school will turn cleaner and produce a better environment. This can improve the mood of the student to study. The cleaning cost automatically can be reduced and can be use on the spending of maintenance projects that benefit the school. Therefore, the junk food should be banned to create a better place to learn.

To conclude, the junk food can be the culprit to several problems in school other than affects the students’ health. It can affect their behavior and lead to the litter problems. It is undeniable that the consumption of junk food brings more harms than benefit. This problem still can be solved in order to make a better life for the future generation. The first step always needed in solving something. So, the action must be taken now as to reduce the impacts of the junk food. It must be prohibited from the school canteens as soon as possible.

Text Production Essay - Draft2 (Junk Food)

6:46 PM / Posted by Aiman / comments (1)

In today’s competitive world, people want everything to be happened fast. Fast foods or junk foods are the food which can be bought within a short time with more taste. Hence people are showing much interest in eating junk foods. Eating junk foods is the addiction, which is affecting many people across the globe mainly children and teenagers. Junk food comprises of anything that is quick, tasty, convenient and fashionable. Chips, candy, soft drinks, cookies and other munchies are suddenly the most popular thing for children in school (Health Foundation 2005). As teenagers, most students are not worried about their health; they are more worried about the taste of their food. What students do not know are tons of side effects and disadvantages will come to them when they eat all of these varieties of junk food. Therefore, I strongly supported that the sale of junk food at schools should be banned for the better generation in the future.

There are many disadvantages of junk food. First and foremost, junk foods are low in nutrition and unhealthy to consume. These foods are rich in harmful substances such as fat, salt, and sugar (Family Journal 2005). It is very important to reduce eating junk foods for the healthy life. According to the Weekend News (2005), these substances will cause people to put on weight, which in turn causes heart diseases and other health complication when excessive. Food such as bread, biscuits, cereals, contain too much salt, which is unhealthy for the heart if over consume them. In the other hand soft drinks and chocolates are foods that rich in sugar which is the contributor to diabetes. On the other hand, too much fat will bring us to obesity. Junk food such as pizza and chips contains too much saturated fat. Teenagers and children are in high risk of getting obese with this bad eating habit. Hence, it is better to kick the junk food from the school canteen.

Other than that, preservatives and additives are the other major harmful ingredients in the junk food. The additives can be the trigger for the children behavioral problem such as hyperactivity and poor concentration in class (Family Journal 2005). This can directly affect the students’ academicals results and waste their potential in the near future (The Food Show 2005). This problem can be worsening as the food can be easily purchased from the schools canteens. It is cheap, easy to get and the most convenient food in the school area. Therefore, the first thing in their mind will be these unhealthy foods. In addition, according to Mary Caputo as a child psychologist, the recent research shows that by reducing the type of foods in the diets may improve their behavior. The students behaved better and become calmer after the lunch (Green 2005). So, it will be easier for the teachers to teach and control them in class.

Moreover, the packaging’s of the junk food become a serious problem to the litter problem (Family Journal, 2005). The school compounds are usually littered with cans, crisp packets, cartons and plastic containers everywhere. This will make a hard day to the school grounds man at least for every school day in the year. As the school have the litter problem, it will create a bad image of the school to the community. Besides, a dirty places also not a very comfortable place to learn. By banning the junk food, the school will turn cleaner and produce a better environment. This can improve the mood of the student to study. The cleaning cost automatically can be reduced and can be use on the spending of maintenance projects that benefit the school. Therefore, the junk food should be banned to create a better place to learn.

To conclude, the junk food can be the culprit to several of other problems in school other than affects the students’ health. It can affect their behavior and lead to the litter problems. It is undeniable the consumption of junk food bring more harms than benefit. This problem still can be solved in order to make a better life for the future generation. The first step always needed in solving something. So, the action must be taken now as to reduce the impacts of the junk food. The junk food must be prohibited in the school canteens as soon as possible.

Text Production Essay - Draft1 (Junk Food)

8:57 PM / Posted by Aiman / comments (2)

In today’s competitive world, people want everything to be happened fast. Fast foods or junk foods are the food which can be bought within a short time with more taste. Hence people are showing much interest in eating junk foods. Eating junk foods is the addiction, which is affecting many people across the globe mainly children and teenagers. Junk food comprises of anything that is quick, tasty, convenient and fashionable. Chips, candy, soda, colas, wafers, pizzas, burgers, and other munchies are suddenly the most important thing for children in school. As teenagers most students are not worried about their health, they are more worried about the taste of their food. What students do not know is what will happen to them after they eat all of these varieties of junk food. Therefore, I strongly supported that the sale of junk food at schools should be banned for the better generation in the future.

There are many disadvantages of junk food. First and foremost, junk foods are low in nutrition and unhealthy to consume. These foods are rich in harmful substances such as fat, salt, and sugar (Family Journal, 2005). It includes heart diseases, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. Obesity is one of the major problems in the world today. Teenagers and children are in high risk of getting obese nowadays and the main reason for this is eating too much junk food. Junk food such as pizza and chips contains too much saturated fat. This will cause people to put on weight, which in turn causes heart diseases and other health complication (Weekend News 2005). Food such as bread, biscuits, cereals, contain too much salt, which is unhealthy for the heart if over consume them. In the other hand soft drinks and chocolates are foods rich in sugar. It is very important to reduce eating Junk foods for the healthy life.

Other than that, preservatives and additives are the other major harmful ingredients in the junk food. The additives can be the trigger for the children behavioral problem such as hyperactivity and poor concentration in class (Family Journal 2005). This can directly affect the students’ academicals results and waste their potential in the near future. This problem can be worsening as the food can be easily purchased from the schools canteens. It is cheap, easy to get and the most convenient food in the school area. In addition, according to Mary Caputo as a child psychologist, the recent research shows that by reducing the type of foods in the diets may improve their behavior. The students behaved better and become calmer after the lunch (Green 2005). So, it will be easier for the teachers to teach and control them in class.

Moreover, the packagings of the junk food become a serious problem to the litter problem (Family Journal, 2005). The school compounds are usually littered with cans, crisp packets, cartons and plastic containers everywhere. This will make a hard day to the school grounds man at least for every school day in the year. As the school have the litter problem, it will create a bad image of the school to the community. Besides, a dirty places also not a very comfortable place to learn. By banning the junk food, the school will turn cleaner and produce a better environment. This can improve the mood of the student to study. The cleaning cost automatically can be reduced and can be use on the spending of maintenance projects that benefit the school. Therefore, the junk food should be banned to create a better place to learn.

To conclude, the junk food can be the culprit to several of other problems in school other than affects the students’ health. It can affect their behavior and lead to the litter problems. It is undeniable the consumption of junk food bring more harms than benefit. This problem still can be solved in order to make a better life for the future generation. The first step always needed in solving something. So, the action must be taken now as to reduce the impacts of the junk food. The junk food must be prohibited in the school canteens as soon as possible.

Text Production Essay - Draft2

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What are the potential effects of global warming in terms of climate change and how can they be arrested?

Global warming is a problem that threatens the whole world. Though it has had little noticeable impact on the world so far, its potential impact could be disastrous which is why global warming has become an issue ever present in the media and for governments. Global warming is not a new phenomenon. The sun warms the Earth's surface and to stop it over-heating the heat energy is radiated back through the atmosphere and into space. Gases such as carbon dioxide and methane trap some of this heat thereby warming the lower atmosphere, which in turn warms the Earth's surface. This is the 'greenhouse effect' and is essential to life, as without it the earth would be so cold it would be uninhabitable. However global warming is attributed to the greenhouse effect as the increase in greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere by humans slowly warm the Earth, potentially changing the world's climate to more erratic, forcing many species into extinction, and making life much harder especially for people in developing countries (Woodford 2006).

The prime potential consequence of the global warming in the context of climate change is the rising of the sea level. It happens when more sunrays in the form of infrared are trapped in the atmosphere by the greenhouse gasses like carbon dioxide. Cores of polar ice show that carbon dioxide is much, much higher than ever before in a quarter of a million years. It was once thought that such things went in cycles but not anymore as carbon dioxide content keeps growing higher (An Inconvenient Truth 2007). Then, the ice sheets, glaciers and icecaps like Greenland and west Antarctica will melt little by little and will directly increase the volume of the sea water. The melting process of the icecaps will become faster when larger surface area of the sea is exposed to the sunrays which result to a warmer ocean. Hence, the sea level will also increase as the water expands when it is being heated (Woodford 2006). According to Al Gore in an Inconvenient Truth, major cities like Beijing and countries like Netherland will be entirely submerged if Greenland is completely melted. The melting of either icecap could raise global sea levels by approximately 20 feet (6 m), flooding coastal areas and producing 100 million refugees (An Inconvenient Truth 2007).

Due to global warming, our planet experienced 10 hottest years within a decade which occurred in the last 14 years (An Inconvenient Truth 2007). With the continuous rising temperature, more frequent heat waves will be produced (Riebeek 2007). Massive heat waves can be a disaster to us especially in this condition of atmosphere. It had already happened in India and the European countries in 2003 and killed thousands of people. Other than the continents in the world, the ocean also faces rising temperature in recent years. According to Al Gore, the warmer ocean will produce a stronger storm. When the storm goes through warmer water, the wind velocity and the moisture content will increase. So, the storm will gain greater energy and turn into a deadlier hurricane. In 2004, big hurricanes have made all time record in various countries.

Eventually, there is still hope to address this global problem if we act right now. The damage is still reversible. What to do in the face of this global threat? We must reduce the emission of carbon dioxide (Woodford 2007). Use or support the development of alternative energy sources such as solar, wind, tidal, and nuclear. Drive only hybrid and electric cars. Higher subsidies should be provided by the Government to public transit and fares. Save energy in your houses; you can start by turning off the lights when they are not needed. All of the citizens in the world should take a big heed before it's too late. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, humankind has about ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send the entire planet's climate system into an epic destruction involving extreme weather, droughts, floods, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced – a catastrophe of our own doing.