Friday, February 26, 2016

Essay: Should Child Beauty Pageants Be Banned?

Have you ever watched a child beauty pageant? Did you participate in this event? What is your attitude towards this competition? Child beauty pageants are quite popular nowadays.  Thousands of young girls take part in these contests in different corners of the world every year. They struggle for the right to be called the most beautiful one. Doubtless, a child beauty pageant is a controversial topic, because it has a great number of pluses and minuses. I would like to observe this topic in brief in order to understand whether we should ban child beauty pageants or not.

It does not worth mentioning that child beauty pageants were organized for entertainment. Years ago, people did not have computers, smartphones and TV-sets. They could not go to the cinema or theatre every day. They required additional ways of entertainment in order to amuse themselves and cope with stress. Children did not have enough entertainment too. They went to school and played at home. It was interesting to them to take part in a contest of this kind. On the other hand, these beauty pageants were different. They did not attract enormous audience, money and advertising. Every contest was for fun and amusement. Children could enjoy these contests and treated them like a simple game.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Essay on the Crusades: Salvation or Exploitation

What do you know about the Crusades? Why did people struggle for their religious views in such a furious way? Was it actually salvation or exploitation? The Crusades are known as a number of military campaigns supported by various Popes from the 11th to the 15th century. The participants of these campaigns were called crusaders. They took part in military campaigns in order to convert pagans and non-believers into Christianity, though their primary goal was to provide their pilgrims with the free access to the Holy Land. Everybody knows about the Dark Ages, knights and various religious superstitions and prejudices. The value of religion was enormous at that time. People were ready to kill one another for their faith. I will try to analyze this scrupulous and controversial issue attentively.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Essay: Is It Fair to Rely on First Impressions?

Should people rely on their intuition? Is it fair to judge people relying on your first impression about them? What is the first impression? To my mind, the first impression is the involuntary and instinctual opinion about the person we meet for the first time. In this case, we pay attention to her appearance, mimics, gestures and her manner of conversation. When we look at a stranger, we are able to say whether we like him or not at once. Doubtless, the first impression is very subjective, because we evaluate a person relying on our preferences, idols and prejudices. Very often, the people who were unpleasant for us become our best friends and our true love. Consequently, it is not always fair to rely on first impressions.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sample Essay on Homeopathy

Do you believe in the healing power of plants and minerals? Is it possible to cure a disease with the help of homeopathy? Homeopathy is the practice of using plants and minerals for the treatment of human illnesses. This kind of alternative medicine is very controversial, because many supporters of the regular medicine criticize homeopathy for its irregular approach towards treatment. On the other hand, millions of people devote their health towards homeopaths. Very often, they manage to cure complicated diseases, which cannot be cured by the means of the regular medicine. I will observe the problem of homeopathy in detail in order to understand its usefulness for the human health.

Homeopathy is the most ancient kind of medicine. Thousands of years ago, people cured their illnesses with the help of plants and minerals. This practice was popular several hundred years ago. 

Moreover, this approach exists in many countries even today. People have known about the healing power of various plants for thousands of years. Nearly everyone knew about the qualities of the definite herbs, vegetables and fruit and their impact on the human health. They noticed that some herbs, roots and leaves helped with the treatment of cold; others helped one improve his eyesight.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Essay: Are Public Service Announcements Effective?

What types of public service announcements do you know? What do you think about the usefulness of these announcements? How would you improve them? A public service announcement is a special type of a message, which is aimed at the solution of the definite social problem. Public service announcements are supposed to solve the relevant problems, which bother our society. We can see these messages on TV, in the Internet, newspapers, on the billboards and hear them listening to the radio. Many people question the objective effectiveness of public service announcements, because they do not notice the solution of the existing social problems. I will analyze this topic attentively in order to understand whether these social messages are useful.

To begin with, I would like to pay attention to the history of public service announcements. The first form of the announcements of this kind appeared during World War 1 when people were encouraged to join the army. Uncle Sam was watching at you from every poster saying: “I want you for US army”.