(’17) ‘Rehabilitation, not punishment, should be the purpose of the justice system.’ Discuss.

Sample (Introduction) I believe, punishment is necessary in the criminal justice system, as it is essentially the surest way of payment to the criminal but, it is should not become the purpose of the system. For the ideal of law and justice itself, that it is not something to be feared, rather, it should be something that … Continue reading (’17) ‘Rehabilitation, not punishment, should be the purpose of the justice system.’ Discuss.

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(’17) To what extent are people judged more by their physical appearances than by their abilities?

Sample (Introduction) Ability speaks for itself. That is the ideal that we would like to believe in, but, in today’s modern reality, more often than not, we become inevitably judged more by our physical appearances. (More, as in, more common, significant, or long-lasting) Hence, although it may be superficial, but, this trend is increasingly, indeed there and … Continue reading (’17) To what extent are people judged more by their physical appearances than by their abilities?

(’17) Can the use of animals for scientific research ever be justified?

Sample (Introduction) In scientific research, the use of animals has always been a controversial topic. In my opinion, there are instances where using animals are justified, because the ends justify the means. However, with the sophistication of research methods, I believe, degree of justification gradually decreases as animal use becomes less necessary. (R 1) Some argue … Continue reading (’17) Can the use of animals for scientific research ever be justified?

(’17) Is regulation of the press desirable?

Sample (Introduction) The press, commonly known as the fourth estate of society, is an influential force in everyday life, and an ubiquitous information source.  By reading it, watching it, understanding it, people get to know much more about events around the world. The first Freedom of the Press Act, a Swedish legislation, abolished the government’s role as … Continue reading (’17) Is regulation of the press desirable?

(’16) ‘Everyone has an opinion, but not everyone’s opinion is of equal value.’ What is your view?

Sample  (Introduction) Opinions are important things, essentially one’s spoken thoughts and ideas. Fundamentally, these are used to decide on something or for feedback on a particular subject. In a ideal society, everyone’s opinion can be equally heard and considered, to achieve a completely fair process, but, in reality today, society has still not reached that … Continue reading (’16) ‘Everyone has an opinion, but not everyone’s opinion is of equal value.’ What is your view?

(’16) Any adaptation of a novel for a film, television or the theatre is never as effective as the original.’ Discuss.

Sample  (Introduction) Out of any original ideas, the trend for many the visual medium, such as the film, television show or play, is to be based on a novel. But how many of these are truly effective in its own way? Or are they merely mediocre copies of a book? I believe, even if the … Continue reading (’16) Any adaptation of a novel for a film, television or the theatre is never as effective as the original.’ Discuss.

(’16) Is competition always desirable?

Sample (Introduction) ‘Winning’- this feeling that is sought out by every one of us, brought upon by competition. Whether a big or small victory, it inevitably brings a sense of satisfaction and achievement, to some degree or the other. But, is competition necessarily always desirable? The answer has to be 'no', because to every matter, … Continue reading (’16) Is competition always desirable?