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Is it really easy to write good essay

Writing good essays is not an easy task. But, when I read this blog, I started looking at it from a different perspective. Let me share it with you. The original blog can be found here How to Write an Argumentative Essay. A good english tuition can provide you all the help you need. Better English Tuition is such an institute. It is really better. Now, go ahead and read this post.

“Nothing is as frustrating as arguing with someone who knows what he’s talking about.”- Sam Ewing

An argumentative essay requires the writer to delve into the depths of a particular issue, collect evidence from different sources and make judgement based upon scientific facts and truths rather than emotion.

You can write well for your argumentative essay in secondary school English or even General Paper, if certain steps are followed.  Follow the steps below to learn how to write a good and persuasive argumentative essay:

Choose a Specific Topic

Find a topic which you find interesting and worth looking in to. First of all obtain basic knowledge about the said topic and then research into the depth. Collect as much data as you can from reliable and valid sources.

Keep in mind that you may have to change your opinions about the subject at hand because you may find lots of new information. Study the arguments stated by both sides and choose which you find most appropriate. 

Write down your thesis. The thesis is the main argument that you will be making throughout your essay.

Write down your thesis in a clear and concise sentence and use this for reference. Your entire essay should circulate around the thesis.

Study both Perspectives

 You cannot make a good argument just by studying one-sided arguments. Look at the issue at hand from both perspectives. 

Make a list of arguments from both sides. Study these arguments. Decide which side is more convincing. Consider the audience at hand. Picture them to be a panel of judges. Choose the arguments most suited to the situation. Think how your audience would feel about these.

Face the Facts

Don’t base your judgements upon emotion or morals. Your argument should be supported by scientific facts. Study expert opinions about the topic and use them in your essay. Don’t pretend to be an expert if you aren’t one. 

Use scientific evidence, statistical data and scholarly articles. You can also use quality journalistic reports. 

And don’t forget to cite your sources in your essay. You can use footnotes or endnote but you can also try to mention some sources within the text.

Write the Essay

Start your essay by giving a strong and brief introduction of the topic at hand. Then discuss two arguments which are being debated. And then present your point of view. State your point of view clearly.

Then explain you arguments one-by-one. Separate the essay into paragraphs. Each paragraph should describe one argument which supports your thesis. Start the paragraph with an introduction to the argument and conclude it in such a way that the transition to the other argument seems natural. 

Dedicate one or two paragraphs to conflicting topics. Then refute the opposing arguments one-by-one using factual evidence and statistics.

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How can you do office furniture set up at the best price?

Hey everyone, it’s John here! After Robin blogged last entry, I have decided to share somethings that I learned while helping my uncle in his business for the past 3 weeks during my summer break. My uncle works in the food supply industry for almost 25 years, more years than I’m alive in this world.

However, something unfortunate happen in the company, and he has to be retrenched. I’m not sure if it is about the weak economy, or business decisions within the company. It may seem like a really bad news, but my uncle take it in his stride, and decided to come out to do business on his own. And yes, he used the sum of money he received from the company and his savings, to set up a food delivery business!

I’m not sure why he will want to stay in the food industry, but I guess he is really experienced in business in his field, and I’m sure he will do well!

So when I join his company for a short few weeks to learn the ropes of setting up a business, he handed me some task to handle, such as setting up the office, which is what I will share with you here. So, for any friends who would like to set up their company office next time, hope this short guide will educate you.

My uncle’s office is based in Singapore, so it makes perfect sense to get a system furniture setup from Singapore. So what I have done, is to go online to search for office furniture setup companies. This is different from companies which sell furnitures. (This is a really important lesson that I learned, only when I’m in this role).

Yes, I can buy furnitures from popular stores like IKEA, but what my uncle wants, is furniture design, which mean an expert will give you a plan how your office furniture will lay out, the number of tables and office chairs you have, and other equipment that will put your office space into good use. This is different from going to IKEA, buy a few chairs and tables, and place them in your office.

Next, I enquire for multiple system furniture quotes. You want to know how much the setup cost, and if your budget allows you to go for it. Because this is a huge purchase, it is important to get a few quotations from a few companies before going ahead. For me, I will have to present the quotes to my uncle too, before deciding on the furniture company.

So you have all these, what’s next?

I have to evaluate all the quotations on my end, and explain them to my uncle. One thing, my uncle may not be that highly educated (like us with college degrees), but I can say he is a street-smart guy, who has seen enough of the world. He has enough experience in the business world in making good decisions. Hence, when I explain my evaluation to him, I have to make it clear how different each quotation is.

What kind of setup is the best?

An open concept where people can communicate easily?

A modern style office for le boss (my uncle)?

Or a simple one that he can just do his work (plus an ergonomic office chair to support his back and posture?)

Last thing, no matter how great the design is, you have to decide if the system office furniture suits your needs and wants. That is the most important buying decision you can make for your office set up.

As of now, I have already sent my quotations and evaluations for my uncle to decide. He should be confident to go for one that I advise him to. So in these 3 weeks I’m with him, the learning value is tremendously. My college break is ending soon, but if possible, I will definitely come back to work with him, to learn (and of course to earn!)

I’ll be back with more updates!