Category Archives: Argumentative

‘Is it better to replace books with computers?’ by Saif Saleem

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In my opinion, it is better to replace books with computers. In the modern technological era, computers continue to dominate books as they are more convenient than books in many ways. They are faster, quicker and easier to use. Books are being replaced by computers overtime. Computers are a dominant force to be reckoned with!

First of all, books are cheaper and provide information on a particular topic, whereas, computers are the all knowing. Only a single internet connection is required on a computer to access anything or access any website which provides any book to read. Campaigners against the topic, argue that books are more reliable and cheaper. Nonetheless, I still believe computers are better than books and can provide all the books on particular websites for example: eBooks, Google books etc.

Secondly, people now prefer computers over books. They claim that buying a computer once, provides every book online. This is more convenient and hustle- free as this does not require you going to the market to buy different books! They state that they can read books online, sitting at home; there’s no need of a library. Computers are user friendly and provide all information accurately, while books are sometimes inaccurate. Some people might argue that computers are inaccurate and biased. However, I still believe computers are better!

Thirdly, books require pages and pages come from wood obtained from tree. The environment is also damaged as hundreds of thousands of trees are cut down to make some few books. As a result, geographical problems are caused such as floods, soil erosion, climatic changes such as rainfall patterns, humidity etc. Still, People still argue that books are a person’s best friend. I disagree. Computers are winning the race, instead of books!

Therefore, it is clear, that computers are dominant as they are faster, cheaper and more convenient. The environment is not harmed also. Hence, people should replace books with computers to obtain their innumerable benefits!

‘Social networking will lead to next generation’s loss of identity in real life’ by Saif Saleem

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Social networking is the use of social websites on the Internet such as: Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo etc. However, people may use these websites to hide their identities and indulge in such activities where it is necessary to do so. This leads to loss of identity of people in reality.

People against the topic argue that social networking is a blessing for all, and that it has no disadvantages socially, economically and generally. They claim that it is a source of knowledge, current affairs etc. It should not be seen as disadvantageous. Due to this, the new generation is acing at an explosive rate! They are getting better day by day. A recent study found that social networkers have a higher IQ level than average people! I think this is absolutely correct. However, critics maintain that social networking is a curse! Well, I partially agree.

Social media may cause people to have a low profile and social media is taken as a source to avoid the truth and be ignorant. Due to this, people now think that they’re popular. Campaigners still argue that getting likes and being well known boosts the person’s confidence and he can achieve greater goals. This is a great, false sense of security. Another, insecurity is that people think that they have hundreds of friends, which are all, ‘fake’.  These are not actual friends, but people argue that these false friends are not because of social media, but because people are anti-social.

Statistics have revealed that sixty five to seventy percent website users have given false ages and information. This leads to loss of prestige and identity over time! Youngsters believe that they can do stuff out of their leagues. Parties are organized where under-age youngsters cannot enter. As a result, they make false identities to enter such parties. Challengers against the topic, challenge such thoughts. Well I don’t. I think it is correct.

I believe, somehow, social media is advantageous and beneficial. But, excess use is harmful. As the famous quote says,” Excess of anything is bad.” I absolutely agree! Everyone should limit the use of social networking, to their benefit.