Writing to argue

WRITING TO ARGUE

In this text I will be arguing teenagers having a wider range of part time jobs.

Today jobs for children seem to be restricted to doing the paper round a couple of days a week. However decades ago children, even some city kids, played a large role in bringing in harvests a job now taken by migrant workers. Even five years ago many more children were doing part time jobs than they are today. Influencing factors are tightened legislation and the state of the current economy. However, doing some types of work may be more helpful and interesting for some of those children who have difficulties with studying.

I strongly believe that children should be allowed to have part time jobs whether they be during the week or on the weekend after all homework has been completed. Under age working should start at the age of thirteen the reason I say this is because the child will commence difference between right and wrong 12 upwards. A child knows what they are doing even if the job is little; helping in a library, painting or gardening for a few hours or in bigger jobs such as retail work.This will help them in the future when they are trying to find jobs teach them valuable life skills it will also give them a taster on what they need to do. It also gives them relationship between time and Money.

Having your own money that you earned through hard work is very satisfying for a child. They will know that they did something real that had an effect on the world around them, not just the enclosed artificial world of school. A child who understands basic work ethics will feel proud and more mature. Some may disagree with this point because children unlike adults do not value money children could waste the money on sweets and toys. But is part of their choice they worked for it.

Parents and supervisors can show the children  how to save their money and it is well known that they can have a bank account from eleven plus this could be a boost instead of giving them cash in hand you could put it into an account for them and it is their choice what they do with it. One reason against the whole work system young children  are far too open to exploitation by employers, as they are more suggestible and less likely to be able to stand up for themselves in disputes. Working children in an environment away from parents or any trustworthy adults and can’t be properly protected.

Working in libraries in summer holidays is a good way because children are off school. They will have a job to work and it will keep them occupied during long summer holidays which is often too long for children who get bored easily.

The government states Children can only start full-time work once they’ve reached the minimum school leaving age which is now 16 they can then work up to a maximum of 40 hours a week this is understandable because school takes up a lot of time during the week and it is important. After school children need time to do homework. By the time this is done, it is time to sleep.It should be allowed on Saturday and Sundays depending on the child or teens timetable.

There are special laws to protect the employment rights of young workers. These concern health and safety, what jobs you can do, when you can work, and how many hours you can work. These laws are very strict and an employer can be prosecuted for breaking them.It’s against the law for an employer to treat you worse than other colleagues because of their age, unless they’ve got a very good reason.

It’s also against the law for an employer to dismiss an employee or to refuse to employ you, just because of your age, unless they’re got a very good reason. If your employer sacks you it’s called age discrimination. So why are they allowed to discriminate against teenagers?

an employer is not allowed to discriminate against you either for being too young or for being too old. This also applies to a child that asks to have a job and the employer sees you as a waste of time because of their age, this can be seen as discrimination so i feel if the law sets rules this means you can have a job.

 

writing to describe

I walk through the cold dark streets of Brixton and I see nothing but the dark black sky with very light clouds and hear nothing but loudness. I walk these tedious alley ways crammed with homeless people and vicious smells that waft to my nose, every time I inhale the cold air of Brixton i feel drought a cold and dry rondure. Huge crowds of people pass through every minute of the day. It’s like the dull sense of the place is waiting for me.

The dark alleys have sudden breezes. The iciness stabs at my ears and does not leave me alone.

Every morning I open my window and I feel a cold winter breeze that gushes to my cheeks. This morning I could feel the bitter taste of the markets. The nauseous black clouds float past my window. The constant monotonous drill from the construction site lacerated my mind.  When I am out in Brixton the bitterness of the cold sour air gushes to my mouth, and my thoughts returned to the old ways of my childhood, the birthday party I had when I turned eleven years old.

My mind turns back when I hear the busy and compressed Brixton Village. I walk past the entrance under the blue bridge and head towards Electric Avenue to get to the stalls on Atlantic Avenue where the cluttered pulsating stalls are everywhere you go shopping in the dull market which is very busy and compressed , the normal day to people and we have the executive people wearing expensive parka jackets and brief cases crowding the bus stops and stations which is always full and almost impossible to get past because of the high activity of people going to work.

The dark senses of the cold estates surrounding the high street which are advised not to pass through, full of young teenagers dressed in all black and can barely see their faces who look by far more than intimidating than anything you have seen in your journey through Brixton.

When you arrive in this place I feel that you are under the arms of a dark cloud that follows you everywhere you go, in the winter season this place is like a replica of the South Pole with cold frost scraping against your body. When you are next in this cold place ask yourself a question? Why am I here, the reason I say this is because the place is beautiful but yet its old and trashy too many people crowding the streets, you storms and fuel. The sirens of emergency services every minute of the day. The caved in atmosphere that only stays in one place and follows you every step you make.

can barely walk anywhere without someone standing on your new trainers or literally pushing you out of the way I don’t like this put gradually I had to put up with it.

On some occasions there are some bright sides of Brixton, for example the bright shine of the summer weather which gives everyone the quick release of energy in the atmosphere around which boosts the level of noise and happiness. A lot of things happen at this time like activities for everyone to take part in and it also brings the Brixton community together.

 

Writing to respond

Dear Ms Samantha Taylor,

I am writing to respond to your article “Clive Thompson says the digital age is making teenagers uniquely shallow and the kids are unable to form meaningful relationships”.

However, it had been said that teenagers spend a lot of times on their phones? This is true to a certain extent. We do use our phones maybe because the modern day society is boring and we need ways to communicate with our friends. The internet and social media is used for almost everything it is a great form of entertainment for teenagers I feel that teenagers should carry on to use social media.

Louis CK stated that he would not give his daughters a mobile phone. Teenagers love the joy of using their phone and the comfort that it is around them. This is understandable, it is completely entertaining. It is said that the social media stops teenagers from socialising with people face to face. This argument is flawed because teenagers are in school or possibly 6th form and they have ways of socialising with people and friends at least five times a day, this helps them communicate face to face also after school hobbies for example youth clubs where a lot of young people go to communicate this also helps and shows that teenagers are not always on their phones. As I can see from the first part of the paragraph it starts off with ‘shocking’, because the girl said that she texts about 250 times a day this is not really  a problem, a lot of adults send that much emails and messages during the day so this doesn’t really mean anything. She might not have anything to do in her spare time at home or even on the bus going to her house.

According to Louis CK, he has said that articles on the newspapers are filled with pornography addiction which means more and more teenagers are getting more knowledge about pornography and a change of children’s attitudes due to the new game grand theft auto 5. I agree with this possibly because the social media is full of pornography and it encourages the factor of addiction there have been cases when children have raped their friends or anyone, this is possibly because of the introduction to pornography to the younger generation, it also is something a parent would not want their child to watch at the their young age or even talk about it, also it makes parents think if they want their children even using their children using social media, its a big nightmare what you can do or can access in just the click of your mouse. Grand Theft Auto V a key aspect in violence to younger children the game everyone enjoys playing because of its bloody and violent aspect which is too much for the younger generations brain, parents also entertain this, by buying them the game and then wonder why their children are so violent towards them or in school children should not be allowed to play these time of games until they are mature enough or even old enough parents should know this and i completely agree with this quote.

“Privacy is addressed in your article, and the problem that having an online profile can do for your career. Technology enables us to do things that were previously unimaginable, and has certainly made many tasks far easier than they were before. But is also enables us to display previously unimaginable feats of stupidity”

is a key thing my example is snap chat where you snap your friends and family it lets you connect to everyone around the whole world and you can add anyone with a click share your details and what you look like, because teenagers are so intent to meet new people and gain new friends they tend to accept anyone they see that sends them a request knowing it could be a pedophile or possibly anyone who can do danger or not. Another example of the websites I agree with is Facebook. With 1.23 billion users worldwide this is a prime example of a big issue, why? the reason I say this is because any one can make Facebook and access it at any time and possibly find anyone send friend requests and view private pictures of other people. Facebook has improved over time because you can put your profile on private but…they also post things about themselves and do not even think like private aspects people do not need to know like your telephone number where you live where you are going and what school/college they go to.

This is an important topic to discuss, the world is rapidly growing and everything is evolving the use of social media is growing very fast and children are part of the online journey I feel that social media will always remain an  important feature of our lives and will never come to an edge because the introduction of more and more apps which catch the younger generations eyes and also fill their entertainment boundaries which will lead on for many more years to come.

Writing to Respond [3]

Dear Ms Samantha Taylor

In this report I will write about your article it had been said that teenagers spend a lot of times on their phones? This is fairly true to a certain extent we do use are phones maybe because the modern day society is boring and we need ways to communicate with our friends. The internet and social media is used for almost everything it is a great form of entertainment for teenagers I feel that teenagers should carry on to use social media.

Louis CK stated that he would not give his daughters a mobile phone teenagers love the joy of using their phone and the comfort that it is around them this understandable it is completely entertaining It is said that the social media stops teenagers from socialising with people face to face this is a untrue factor of the argument teenagers are in school or college possibly 6th form they have ways of socialising with people and friends at least five times a day this helps them communicate face to face also after school hobbies for example youth clubs where a lot of young people go to communicate this also helps and shows that teenagers are not always on their phones. As I can see from the first part of the paragraph it starts off with shocking because the girl she said that she texts about 250 times a day this is not really  a problem a lot of adults send that much emails and messages during the day so this doesn’t really mean anything. She might not have anything to do in her spare time at home or even on the bus going to her house. He also has said that it is dangerous but you can help change this, if your child uses social networking sites you can monitor what they are doing like put blockages on who they socialize with and receive the notifications that they get also he states they will not gain empathy now … empathy means the ability to understand and share the feelings of another now if you think about this you can do this at school where your children will learn this ability to communicate

“Newspapers are constantly filled with frightening accounts of pornography addiction and of aggression supposedly caused by violent video games, particularly now that Grand Theft Auto V has hit the shelves”

I agree with this possibly because the social media is full of pornography and it encourages the factor of addiction there have been cases when children have raped their friends or anyone, this is possibly because of the introduction to pornography to the younger generation, it also is something a parent would not want their child to watch at the their young age or even talk about it, also it makes parents think if they want their children even using their children using social media, its a big nightmare what you can do or can access in just the click of your mouse. Grand Theft Auto V a key aspect in violence to un mature children the game everyone enjoys playing because of its bloody and violent aspect which is too much for the younger generations brain, parents also entertain this, by buying them the game and then wonder why their children are so violent towards them or in school children should not be allowed to play these time of games until they are mature enough or even old enough parents should know this and i completely agree with this quote.

 

“According to John Henley, Teenagers are digital natives, fresh-minted citizens of a humming online world. They’ve grown up – are still growing up – with texting, MSN, Facebook, Vine, Snapchat. They’re the young, and they couldn’t care less about privacy.”

i also agree with this because of all of these social media apps that teenagers love to use can inspire them to be digital natives which means a person born or brought up during the age of digital technology and so familiar with computers and the Internet from an early age this is a great example of teenagers they spend a lot of time on these things and forget the whole factor of privacy, privacy is a key thing my example is snapchat where you snap your friends and family it lets you connect to everyone around the whole world and you can add anyone with a click share your details and what you look like, because teenagers are so intent to meet new people and gain new friends they tend to accept anyone they see that sends them a request knowing it could be a pedophile or possibly anyone who can do danger or not. Another example of the websites i agree with is facebook with 1.23 billion users worldwide this is a prime example of a big issue why? the reason i say this is because any one can make facebook and access it at any time and possibly find anyone send friend requests and view private pictures of other people. Facebook has improved over time because you can put your profile on private but…they also post things about themselves and do not even think like prvate aspects people do not need to know like your telephone number where you live where you are going and what school/college they go to. As i have said above teenagers are keen to get to know new people and do not really take that much notice on who they are adding and who they are accepting this is worrying for parents i feel that teenagers are not getting that reminder on privacy they need to be more educated on it.

“Digital communication is not just prevalent in teenagers lives but IT IS teenager’s lives. social networking sites are changing children’s brains”

i agree and disagree with this to a certain extent, the reason for this is because us teenagers love the use digital communication and it is a big part in our life towards growing up, but we are not always on it  school and other hobbies put a stop to this. Social media after school, it is big entertainment I agree it has taken over our lives but you cannot say “all” the reason for this is because I’m a teen and i’m not always on social media I despite it im hardly on it, and I feel that there are more people that come from my point of view. I also agree with the part where is explains the sentence “it is changing childrens brain” and it is they are getting too carried away constantly thinking about social media and not having the space to do homework or coursework it is taking away their education right, parents should try and cut down the use of social media and put boundaries to prevent technology taking over their brain. The thing that is entertaining this is the production  of technology it is improving in our world rapidly more and more aps are being created for younger people which distracts them even more.

This is an important topic to discuss, the world is rapidly growing and everything is evolving the use of social media is growing very fast and children are part of the online journey I feel that social media will always remain an  important feature of our lives and will never come to an edge because the introduction of more and more apps which catch the younger generations eyes and also fill their entertainment boundaries which will lead on for many more years to come.

 

IGCSE Coursework – Writing to Describe (1)

I walk through the cold dark streets of Brixton and I see nothing but the dark black sky with very light clouds and hear nothing but loudness. I walk these tedious alley ways crammed with homeless people and vicious smells that waft to my nose, every time I inhale the cold air of Brixton. Huge crowds of people pass through every minute of the day. It’s like the dull sense of the place is waiting for me.

The dark alleys have sudden breezes. The iceness stabs at my ears.

Every morning I open my window and I feel a cold winter breeze that gushes to my cheeks. This morning I could feel the bitter taste of the markets. The nauseous black clouds float past my window. The constant monotonous drill from the construction site lacerated my mind.  When I am out in Brixton the bitterness of the cold sour air gushes to my mouth, and my thoughts returned to the old ways of my childhood, the birthday party I had when I turned eleven years old.

My mind turns back when I hear the busy and compressed Brixton Village. I walk past the entrance under the blue bridge and head towards Electric Avenue to get to the stalls on Atlantic Avenue where the cluttered pulsating stalls.

shopping in the dull market which is very busy and compressed , the normal day to people and we have the executive people wearing expensive parka jackets and brief cases crowding the bus stops and stations which is always full and almost impossible to get past because of the high activity of people going to work.

The dark senses of the cold estates surrounding the high street which are advised not to pass through, full of young teenagers dressed in all black and can barely see their faces who look by far more than intimidating than anything you have seen in your journey through Brixton.

When you arrive in this place I feel that you are under the arms of a dark cloud that follows you everywhere you go, in the winter season this place is like a replica of the South Pole with cold frost scraping against your body. When you are next in this cold place ask yourself a question? Why am I here, the reason I say this is because the place is beautiful but yet its old and trashy too many people crowding the streets, you storms and fuel. The sirens of emergency services every minute of the day. The caved in atmosphere that only stays in one place and follows you every step you make.

can barely walk anywhere without someone standing on your new trainers or literally pushing you out of the way I don’t like this put gradually I had to put up with it.

On some occasions there are some bright sides of Brixton, for example the bright shine of the summer weather which gives everyone the quick release of energy in the atmosphere around which boosts the level of noise and happiness. A lot of things happen at this time like activities for everyone to take part in and it also brings the Brixton community together.

IGCSE Coursework – Writing to Argue (2)

In this text I will be arguing for teenagers up years having a part time job.

Today jobs for children seem to be restricted to doing the paper round a couple of days a week. However decades ago children, even some city kids, played a large role in bringing in harvests a job now taken by migrant workers. Even five years ago many more children were doing part time jobs than they are today.

Influencing factors are tightened legislation and the state of the current economy. However, doing some types of work may be more helpful and interesting for some of those children who have difficulties with studying.

I strongly believe that children should be allowed to have part time jobs whether they be during the week or on the week end after all homework has been completed. Under age working should start at the age of thirteen the reason I say this is because the child will commence difference between right and wrong 12 upwards.

A child knows what they are doing even if the job is little; helping in a library, painting or gardening for a few hours or in bigger jobs such as retail work.

This will help them in the future when they are trying to find jobs teach them valuable life skills it will also give them a taster on what they need to do. It also gives them relationship between time and Money.

Having your own money that you earned through hard work is very satisfying for a child. They will know that they did something real that had an effect on the world around them, not just the enclosed artificial world of school.

A child who understands basic work ethics will feel proud and more mature. Some may disagree with this point because children unlike adults do not value money children could waste the money on sweets and toys. But is part of their choice they worked for it.

Parents and supervisors can show the children  how to save their money and it is well known that they can have a bank account from eleven plus this could be a boost instead of giving them cash in hand you could put it into an account for them and it is their choice what they do with it.

One reason against the whole work system young children  are far too open to exploitation by employers, as they are more suggestible and less likely to be able to stand up for themselves in disputes.

Working children in an environment away from parents or any trustworthy adults and can’t be properly protected.

Working in libraries in summer holidays is a good way because children are off school. They will have a job to work and it will keep them occupied during long summer holidays which is often too long for children who get bored easily.

A disagreement that could occur is that children can be used as a form of cheap labour and taking jobs away from adults when children have families to support but what if the families do not have enough money to provide for the children. This could be an opportunity to help the child get the money he/she needs so they can have that little bit extra

The government states Children can only start full-time work once they’ve reached the minimum school leaving age which is now 16 they can then work up to a maximum of 40 hours a week this is understandable because school takes up a lot of time during the week and it is important.

After school children need time to do homework. By the time this is done, it is time to sleep.

It should be allowed on Saturday and Sundays depending on the child or teens timetable.

There are special laws to protect the employment rights of young workers. These concern health and safety, what jobs you can do, when you can work, and how many hours you can work. These laws are very strict and an employer can be prosecuted for breaking them.

It’s against the law for an employer to treat you worse than other colleagues because of their age, unless they’ve got a very good reason.

It’s also against the law for an employer to dismiss an employee or to refuse to employ you, just because of your age, unless they’ve got a very good reason. If your employer sacks you it’s called age discrimination.

An employer is not allowed to discriminate against you either for being too young or for being too old. This also applies to a child asks to have a job and the employer sees you as a waste of time because of their age. This can be seen as discrimination so I feel if the law sets the rules this means that you can have a job.

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