2. Essay Sample

Essay Sample

 

After studying basic concepts of the major features of a good academic essay, study the essay below to see how the principles of writing a basic essay are applied. The different parts of the essay have been labeled. The thesis statement is printed in green, the topic sentences are in blue, and each major detail is typed in red. (When you write your own essay, of course, you will not need to mark these parts of the essay unless you are asked to do so. They are marked here just so that you can more easily identify them).

 

Why Cat is the Best Housepet

“A dog is man’s best friend.” That common saying may contain some truth, but dogs are not the only animal friend whose companionship people enjoy. For many people, a cat is their best friend. Despite what dog lovers may believe, cats make excellent house-pets as they are good companions, they are civilized members of the household, and they are easy to care for.

In the first place, people enjoy the companionship of cats. Many cats are affectionate. They will snuggle up and ask to be petted, or scratched under the chin. Who can resist a purring cat? If they’re not feeling affectionate, cats are generally quite playful. They love to chase balls and feathers, or just about anything dangling from a string. They especially enjoy playing when their owners are participating in the game. Contrary to popular opinion, cats can be trained. Using rewards and punishments, just like with a dog, a cat can be trained to avoid unwanted behavior or perform tricks. Cats will even fetch!

In the second place, cats are civilized members of the household. Unlike dogs, cats do not bark or make other loud noises. Most cats don’t even meow very often. They generally lead a quiet existence. Cats also don’t often have “accidents.” Mother cats train their kittens to use the litter box, and most cats will use it without fail from that time on. Even stray cats usually understand the concept when shown the box and will use it regularly. Cats do have claws, and owners must make provision for this. A tall scratching post in a favorite cat area of the house will often keep the cat content to leave the furniture alone. As a last resort, of course, cats can be declawed.

Lastly, one of the most attractive features of cats as housepets is their ease of care. Cats do not have to be walked. They get plenty of exercise in the house as they play, and they do their business in the litter box. Cleaning a litter box is a quick, painless procedure. Cats also take care of their own grooming. Bathing a cat is almost never necessary because under ordinary circumstances cats clean themselves. Cats are more particular about personal cleanliness than people are. In addition, cats can be left home alone for a few hours without fear. Unlike some pets, most cats will not destroy the furnishings when left alone. They are content to go about their usual activities until their owners return.

Cats are low maintenance, civilized companions. People who have small living quarters or less time for pet care should appreciate these characteristics of cats. However, many people who have plenty of space and time still opt to have a cat because they love the cat personality. In many ways, cats are the ideal housepet.

 

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  1. Dear sir,
    I’m so sorry to late
    this my essay about technology
    The Important of Technology In Society
    What is the meaning of technology ? Technology is, from the human making who can help all the jobs of human’s. With technology , human’s can doing the more. Talking about technology of course to be related with the human’s, why ? because technology is all kinds of potency from the human’s who can to helping all the job’s of human’s. Human’s can doing all the jobs more eazly , fast and efficient with technology. Technology can find because the human’s having extraordinary ability. They are always thinking that how to improving life, and make everything more eazly. In this modern era, the human’s can to do all of reseach and experiment to creating more new technology , more safety and more confidence in enviroment. A lot of technologies , one of this : Technology of transportation, technology of comunication, and technology of energy.
    Technology of transportation , the human’s needs transportation for going to the other place. With transporation everybody can goes to where they like more fast and simple. A long ago the human’s should have walking with his/her foot from one place to other place. In beginning the transportation using an animals but the humans can’t to uses it forever because animals cant run to fast than machine . Humans can’t using animals forever. So, they are was thinking how to change the animals . After the humans reseach , finnaly machine to find, the transportation can using in land , air and water.
    Technology of transportation , the humans always doing comunication with the other (humans) in beginning the humans make direct comunication, after that the humans thinking how to make the comunication with simply and eazly. So , one of technology became there is telegraf and telephone . With this media, comunication running fast and in the era 21 the human’s found the modern technology there is internet and HP. This media helping humans to comunicate with the other humans and the other country or world. The human’s can do anything with this media . finally is technology of entertaiment , the human’s in the whole world needed smiling, resfreshing and entertaining . the second , that the human’s need media for expression his/her self maybe with dancing, music (singing) and theater of art. So, the technology of entertaiment it’s important for make life was wonderfull and cheersfull.
    So, i think that technology was important for living and three of the technology that I means it’s just one of them from technology. All kinds of technology is more important and the human’s was needed the technology.

  2. Dear sir,
    This is my essay about technology
    THE SECTIONS THAT NEED TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY
    Technology is one of the means in the modern era. It can help the people to face the activity and the problems. The increasing of human life makes the people do the daily activity and force them to use the technology especially the information and telecommunication technology. Information and telecommunication technology becomes so important and the development of this is so fast. It directly forces the people to use it. There are three sections that need technology as the way out, such as; banking section, education section and the last is healthy section.
    In banking section, people need the technology to make the transactions become easier. People can transfer their money to the whole country through it. People do not need to come to the place where they want to give the money. Just go to the near ATM and choose the transfer programmer and the bank who receive the money will get the money and give the report to the people that the transaction is goes well. It means the people save their time and energy.
    The technologies in the education section are developed now. It is made because of it follows the development. In education section, the people need technology to make the learning process so fun. The people use the mixing of the sources of the learning process like the using of audio/data, video/data, audio/video, and internet. Internet is a cheap communication where the people can do the distance learning or we call it E- learning. The people can get the source of the study through the technology they don’t have to stay a long time in the school to listen the teacher delivers the lesson. This is more efficient and effective and can get the better result.
    Technology is also used in the healthy section. The people may use the Smart-card to know about the history of the healthy of the people. By using this card doctors can decide how to handle the people about the disease that attract them. Doctors can also use the very small robot to help them. The robots are used to help the doctors in the operation process and the doctors can know where the cancer is. So technology helps the people much in face the activity.
    According to the discussion above, banking section, education section and the last is healthy section need the technology to make the activity easier. So we can’t far away from the technology because it has the important role in our life.

  3. Essay about proverb “Honesty is The Best Policy ”

    Honesty is the best policy. a proverb often used by people of the society to describe that it is always best to be honest. Honesty means simply stating facts and views as best one truly believes them to be. It includes both honesty to others and to oneself.

    We have to be honest towards others, whether in family relationship, marriage, or even friendship. Honesty is very important. Without honesty a relationship will not last long. People will tend to grow jealousy, hatred and even keep secrets from each other and thus begins the erosion of a perfectly healthy relationship. This is why problems like divorces and family conflicts rise among the society. Sometimes in extreme cases, lack of honesty can also become a motive for murder. Honesty is extremely important in a relationship so as to all the members of a certain in relationship will have a mutual understanding among each other and will strengthen their relationship. There are several examples of people whose lives have been ruined because they were dishonest. Behaviour such as corruption, using malpractices or deceiving others can permanently ruin our public image. If this happens, then such people will not have the courage to face those people who are honest and this will result into being isolated and thrown away from a group. It becomes very difficult to come out of it and lead a normal life.

    Apart from relationship, honesty is also the best policy when it comes to self improvements. Not only do we have to be honest towards others, but we have to be honest to ourselves too. We might not be aware of this, but have ever come across the feeling. Where you think, there are two voices in your head, telling you either to make the right decision or the wrong one? Now, if you are honest to yourself, you will be able to make the right decision. This is where honesty kicks in . Our mind is a complex thing. It is able to cheat itself in order to do something that it wants, even if it is something that phisically or mentally wrong. In life, therefore, it cannot be denied that honesty is indeed the best policy in self- improvement.

    Thus, we conclude that honesty is the best policy to enjoy a good and respectable life. Honesty indeed takes a person to the level where he deserves to be.

  4. Ervina sinaga 8:06 pm on April 29, 2011

    Nama: Ervina Sinaga
    Tugas: Writing 3
    Jurusan: FKIP B. Inggris

    With developments in science and technology being made everyday, it is only natural to address how these developments affect society, their good and their evil. Most of the time society has the biggest say in any scientific or technological advancement. It holds the final answer in deciding whether a developed technology is beneficial or it can be done without. But before addressing this let us first examine the central question; why study science and technology?
    Since the dawn of formal learning, the goal has been to make technological advancements and generally improve life. That is where modern science came in. Inquiries into life have given forth physics astronomy and life sciences. Science is a field that grows relatively everyday and there is always an area that demands scientific intervention. And that is where the technology comes in. It is developed to ease the process of investigation and the final result is something that improves the quality of living or a discovery is made. The role science and technology has played in the field of medicine cannot be understated and the breakthroughs that have been made have been astonishing. In all other areas of life, from e-learning to e-shopping to space travel, it has been credited to continued use of science. However in all these attempts to improve human life, their effects on society and the individual must be better understood by non-technical professionals and ordinary citizens as well as by engineers and scientists. So why study science and technology?
    Boundaries have to be set on what is right and what is downright wrong. This is where activists come in and defend the use of animals in research. If society is not to be inquired in this kind of undertaking, a point maybe reached where humans would be the subjects of research especially in the field of medicine. Because of issues of morality and professional ethics lawyers, public officials, civil servants, and business people are increasingly called upon to make decisions requiring a basic understanding of science and technology and their ethical, social, and environmental consequences. Ordinary citizens, moreover, are being asked with increasing frequency to pass judgment on controversial matters of public policy related to science and technology. These circumstances require education befitting the complex sociotechnical character of the contemporary era.
    The study of science technology and society has helped map out guidelines for professional boundaries. This study acts as a reference point for most scientists on what is ethically or morally wrong and what is allowed. In medicine especially, the role is most essential and unnecessary dilemmas in some medical cases for instance, use of life support for terminally ill patients are avoided. This study gives rise to a new group of professionals known as interdisciplinarians who study the short and long term effects of science and technology from a community to a global level. Why study science technology and society? To find common ground in addressing all scientific and cultural issues.

  5. Here is my assignment about the most inspiring proverb in my life.
    Where There Is A Will There Is A way
    (Dimana Ada kemauan Disanalah Ada Jalan)
    Have you ever had a big problem in your life and given up to find the way out? The proverb of “ where there is a will there is a way” inspires me to be stronger whenever I face a problem in my life. It can build a positive thought that there will be a way to solve a problem or overcome an obstacle as long as I have the intention to seek a way out. In my opinion motivation, effort and prayer are important things that keep me strong in facing the problems.
    Motivation can be defined as the driving force behind all of my actions. It has a strong impact on the directions of my behavior. Let me say that it is the first step I have to have when I get a problem. Of course, I involve my emotion in facing it. The feelings of sad, angry, regret come out of my heart and sometimes they make me fall. However, I always remember that life must go on and I do not allow myself to decline into a problem that I have. I make a list of what I should do to overcome a problem then I try to do some actions as possible as I can. So my motivation brings me up to face it and find the ways out.
    Motivation should be supported with good effort to reach a succesful way out of a problem. I usually think about my life right now and how it will turn out in the long run. So when I have a problem, I try to assure myself that I can pass it. I decide what I aspire to achieve and set out my intention. My purpose and aspirations will attract the energy to do the things that can make me more spirit in solving the problems. My desire for success should be greater than my fear of failure so that I can be more courageous to get the way out of my problems. For instance, I was invited to have an interview for one of schools in Bandung. The problem was I did not know exactly the location of the school eventhough the school management had already given the information about the way how to get there. Then I encouraged myself to go there by travel. I luckily met some people who willingly told me the way to get to the school.
    Having motivation and effort are not complete yet without prayer in dealing the problems in life. Prayer is a simple opening of my heart to God. I come and tell my problems to Him even I sometimes cry. I can say that He is my best friend. I can freely express what is in my mind without any kind of masks,shame, and worrying about how and what I talk. He gives me strength during the process of solving the problems until I feel no burden because I give all my problems to Him and He knows what is the best for me.
    It is not easy for me to pass all the problems I face. Motivation, effort and prayer help me get through these problems. I believe that God will not give me a problem out of my ability. So every time I have an obstacle, I assure myself that there will be a way out as long as I have a willingness to get out of the problems.

  6. Dear Sir,

    Below is the latest writing about “Proverb”. But I’m not really confident with it 😦

    Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime
    There is a Chinese proverb saying “Give a man a fish you feed him a day. Teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime”. When I was a child, I chanted this proverb, but I didn’t understand what it meant. It seems no difference for me because the point is the man eats the fish anyway. I started to understand this proverb after teaching for several years. Teaching students is not only provided with information, but also equipped them with “tools” to get information independently.

    Providing information seems simple and handy, but it won’t retain last. Once I needed to cover all topics in short time because our school had some big school events. So I decided to have shortcut by giving notes and articles to students. I asked them to read it at home and we’ll discuss it on the next day. What happened was they didn’t really study at home, and I needed to explain all over again. Since students have short focus span, they could understand some parts of my explanation. When I gave them pop-quiz on the next day, the result was disappointing. So, I explained one more time, and they nodded to give sign that they really understood what I was saying. The next test, they result was better, but it’s not as I expected.

    That experience was totally different when I let them have the process of learning through strategies and continuously various activities. It happened when I taught about history to students. Most of students didn’t like History because they thought it’s only about memorizing dates and events. So I led their understanding through story. Everybody loves story. And it hooked them to a clear frame of study. The next step was I gave them the learning strategies and let them process the material through fun activities, such as role play, making comics strips, and watching movie. After that I conducted two kinds of test, written and a group project. And the result was amazing. They could explain the material completely flawless! Even their history short movie project got excellent review from principal. I was so proud of them.

    Learning is a journey to step in. Good teachers prepare students to be ready to face real world by equipping them with “tools”, not only about giving enough information but also teaching manners, sharing strategies and giving advice. Students need process and teachers guide them, hoping the best for their future.

  7. Hello, Mr. Lapang. Could you please rewrite and edit this essay of yours? Look at the following corrected sample.
    Importance of Technology in Society

    Have you ever woken up and discovered you have no electricity? How did it make [What do] you feel? Very helpless[,] and confused, and maybe frustration may even set in [because] We we have become a race of people dependent on advanced technology. Technology is [actually] not new to Man; our ancestors had [invented] various forms of technology. For example, the ancient Persians [had already] generate[d] electricity to power artificial light sources like the ‘Baghdad Battery’. (Where’s the Thesis Sentence?)

    ……………………………………………………….

  8. Dear Dyan,
    Your ideas are interesting. But some grammatical errors you committed and the fact that you didn’t create the thesis sentence made the ideas unclear. Please make necessary correction. Look at the following marked paragraph to help you identify the errors.

    The Place That I Never Forget

    I think, the place that i can not [I will never] forget is Baduy Area, [which is located in] Banten Distrk. [My memory of] Baduy i have ever visited left [reminds me] a lot of funny stories. but [But it] there is also has [something] [that] makes me scared. Baduy tribes people lived among some isolated regions. that [They] do not accept any form of change, they do not eat or drink with [from] equipment made of glassware such as glass or tin plate. (Where’s the thesis sentence?)

  9. Dear Sir,
    Below is my essay about health and medicine in my country. A bit long, I guess, hehehe.

    Healthy Living in Indonesia
    My friend from US, Christine, visited me in Jakarta last year. I took her to any places in Jakarta, including Kota area where we ate the most delicious noodle soup. The place was on the side of the road and the seller washed the dining ware in a water bucket which definitely looked unclean. Christine was quiet at first. Then on our way home, Christine told me whether it’s common here because she felt sick after eating noodle. Then she asked me to drop her to hospital because she felt nausea. But I said we could buy medicine for her in drug store without prescription. She looked surprised and made sure I gave her the right medicine. I just smiled, showing I understood what she meant. We don’t find such situation in US, not even in Singapore where I grew up. Christine continued her trip to Bali, Lombok, and Pontianak. During her trip, Christine realized that Indonesians’ health awareness is still low and free-sold medicine won’t help society to learn about appropriate healthy life. City plan, good health habits, and government involvement should help people to understand the meaning of healthy life.
    Jakarta doesn’t have a good city plan. Housings are too crowded in slump areas. Shacks were built near the riverbank which make environment dirty and polluted by household waste. There are only small numbers of city gardens which actually support water reservation. So it’s difficult to get clean ground water in Jakarta area. Jakarta people depend on PAM, or government water supplier, to get consumable water. Yet, water from PAM is not clean enough to be consumed. We can count garbage cans on the roads. People get use to throw garbage on any places. No wonder if we find garbage everywhere. On the contrary, Singapore has a good city plan. The government arranged a balance area in four compass directions. There are five big areas in Singapore: south, north, west, east, and central. Each area has the landmark, which is mall and balanced-composition of housing, which is HDB (subsidiary apartment), apartments and condominiums, and one-story as well as two-story houses. Then each area has business central. For example, north is industry area, west is pier or logistic area, east and south are offices and entertainment areas, central is commerce area. Then, all areas are connected by synergic public means of transportations, which are Mono Rail Train (MRT) and public bus.
    Indonesians don’t really care about good habits as part of healthy life. People believe that healthy life related to expensive organic vegetables and fruits, sanitized pure mineral water, working out in prestigious gym, and so on. Actually healthy life is about healthy body and mind. It can be started from the basic thing, like having good habits. For example, we must wash our hands after doing any activities, change our clothes regularly, take a shower at least twice a day, clean our body carefully, and do simple sport. Simple sport means that any activities that you can do without extra costs, such as jogging, hiking, qi gong, or gymnastic. Or you can create your own barbell to be lifted. People in Singapore have community center in each sub-area. There are many society activities there, like qi gong, pencak silat, paintings, dancing, and even Chinese Chess or regular chess. Gathering with other people and share same hobbies are good healthy life for our mind. Yet, Indonesians tend to work for supporting their expensive lifestyle, such as going to gym or hanging out with friends in organic or vegetarian food restaurants. The demand of these “healthy life” has been a great opportunity for businessmen to get high profit. As the result they become more individualist with people in their neighborhood instead of their “fun” community.
    Government involvement in health socialization is very important. I remember when Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Singapore (SARS) attacked Singapore, government directly did coordination with all institutions, especially schools, offices, and malls. Government also made announcement through media about this disease and how to prevent the epidemic. For example, you can’t go out if you have fever; and if you really need to go out you must wear mask. And for any family members who have the symptoms, they must directly report to call center and government team would come to the house to handle the situation, including patient evacuation. The people have great awareness and directly follow what government announced. As the result, Singapore is free from the epidemic. In Indonesia, Dengue fever and bird flu are still threatens to us. Government tried to socialize the prevention and the actions needed when it happens. But it seems people don’t really care about it because people tend to be pessimistic to government’s policy. For example government distributes free powder to be poured into clean water as part of dengue fever prevention. The fact is people have to pay for it. Medicine given depends on people’s body condition and immunity. If we treat someone with general medicine freely sold in supermarket or small store, he won’t get cured entirely. It’s probably a small thing, but for common people it could be big if it happens all the time. It’s too shamed because we aren’t free from some diseases because of misleading system.
    Probably we can’t compare Singapore and Indonesia since the two countries have different size of area. Indonesia is much bigger and wider than Singapore is. But I believe if each individual realizes the meaning of healthy for him, he will start having healthy environment, good life habits, health socialization awareness. One does action will influence others to do the same thing. Let’s start to be healthy for ourselves and be good example for our surroundings.

  10. Dear Sir,

    This is my Essay from the writing III book, page 86
    About “The important Tecnology In Society”

    China Technology That Will Make Industrial Market Collapsed In Indonesia

    Jepara Carving is a famous masterpiece made from residents skilled hand, but Unti when Jepara Carving to survive?
    This sculpture has been known since era of Empire Majapahit and may be rivaled by a technology that has recently exhibited by the state China in Indonesia.

    The ehibition displays that the carving machine that will make Indonesian Craftmen despair, The machine can carve the wood without scratching too deeply and then sand the wood media, The work become eficient and cost effective employee. Jepara Craftsmen hould begin to develop hearth disease, Thenology progress is imposible can be prevented and how the fate of thousands and artisanJepara, Bali and Asmat whe a factory in China to make statue or relief in time of day ang night? do not also scoffed that China has a new comer who made batik printing just like a cheap batik, Now might be just a cheap batik tainted reverse what if next cheap batik able to made high quality batik?

    Also consider the magnitude of China in making plastic rattan cane pounding rattan from Cirebon, With plastic rattan furniture industry ended up in a follow-up Cirebon also made rattan plastic furniture, Denied the benefits of competitiveness by an abudance of natural rattan from Kalimantan and Sulawesi

    About technology, honestly that Indonesia less competitive, Not just a textile machine or china Machines, China also assembles the Airbus Plane A320.
    So watchout for the sophisticated products and machinery revolution in China who live to count the days..

    Unfortunately, Not enough was being done to win this batlle liberalization era, For the example; our infrastructure is still very bad., Then maybe we just sell the desain and the creativity turn out we keep stuttering.

    In China only took twenty days to get a certificate of intelektual property right, While in Indonesia takes eighteen months, Imagine, not surprising when carving a unique Jepara claimed in china because they are copying.
    By the way, what a way guns are required to win the competition in this era?

  11. Dear Ema,
    Your idea is nice, however some grammatical errors you committed spoiled the idea. Here are some samples you can use to guide you editing the paragraph.

    When I was graduated from my senior high school I decided to continue my study in Bandung. Why I choose [did] this country because I think Bandung [was] a nice country [city] for studying and in there [since] the weather is cold. Bandung [also] having a most of university [has many good universities] and for studying well good i think. Actually the place I never forget are Bali and Bandung, because the both of having a good scenery and a nice place.

    So, please reread your paragraph and edit it.

  12. When I was graduated from my senior high school I decided to continue my study in Bandung. Why I choose this country because I think Bandung a nice country for studying and in there the weather is cold.Bandung having a most of university and for studying well good i think. Actually the place I never forget are Bali and Bandung, because the both of having a good scenery and a nice place.
    In my live , Bandung one of place who I like because in there not only having a cold weather but also many kinds of foods , factory outlet, and a nice place . Bandung have a nice place for example in Lembang , in there we can see a nice scenery and we can breath a cold weather. In lembang we can find places with a good Scenery and we can find a lot of foods and a famous drink that is Milk and Yogurt. In Bandung we can visiting The place who have a really nice scenery but we must to come in the night , we can see Bandung from the top in the Peak. Before lembang , we can too visiting Tangkuban Perahu, Garden of Tea’s , and many places. In Tangkuban Perahu we can see the ship who turn in the midlle of Lake. The people’s say that Tangkuban Perahu happening because Sangkuriang wants get married with his mom , he dont know that Dayang Sumbi is his mother. So his mother ask to him that if Sangkuriang wants married with her , he should making a big ship in one day. Sangkuriang cant to make a ship in one day so the ship broken up and the ship turn. In Bandung too we can find tradisional foods , the either is Tutug Oncom, Surabi, Uli Bakar, wedang jahe and many more. We can eat sorabi with wedang jahe , it’s a good taste you should try.
    I falling in love to this country, I love Bandung.

  13. Dear Sir,
    Below is my third assignment of Essay Writing III.

    The Importance of Technology in Society

    Why is technology so important? How does scientific development affect society? Let us find out. Scientific research comprises of a wide variety of fields ranging from the study of different branches of science to relatively advanced fields like space exploration, human genetics and cloning. Scientific study attempts to explore and understand the working of the physical world. It tries to analyze the occurrences in nature and gain knowledge about nature through experimentation. As scientific research aims at gaining knowledge of the complexities of nature, it is important for the progress of mankind. The seemingly impossible feats have been made possible, thanks to the scientific research.
    Natural sciences deal with the study of nature and human life. The studies of natural and artificial sciences reveal the relationship between nature and human life. Research in science has paved a path to many brilliant inventions and discoveries. When it comes to science and technology, we cannot forget the automobile and the transport industries that have grown tremendously on account of the developments in science and engineering. Technological advancements have driven the developments in the different modes of transport. Bicycles have transformed into scooters and sport bikes. Four and six wheeled vehicles have started running on the roads, thanks to the advancing technology. The developments in air transport have winged the common man to soar high!
    The importance of technology lies in the benefits of technology on society. The positive effects of technology on society are many. The advancements in technology have revolutionized human life. It has provided a great impetus to the computer and the telecommunication industry. The developments in the communication technology have made the world a smaller place. The Internet serving as an excellent communication platform has made the world flat!
    The World Wide Web has proved being an enormous information base, from which information can be retrieved by the means of search engines. Information from all around the world is housed on the web. Thanks to the development of the web technology, the information can be stored in an organized manner and relevant information can be retrieved on supplying search strings to the web search engines. Digitization of information has been a major breakthrough in the world of information technology. It has made possible the compaction of information, which in turn allows efficient information storage.
    The most important benefit of science has been the luxury it has brought to daily life. The mechanization of industrial processes has reduced human effort. Household appliances that are in the daily use of the common man are a result of scientific research. Machines have replaced human beings in monotonous and risk-bearing tasks. Scientific discoveries have made life easy. Science and technology have indeed proved a boon to human life.

  14. Dear : Mr. Parlin
    I choose this topic from three topics in the book provided.

    The Importance of Technology in Society

    Technology has a very important role in our lives today. As an integral part of daily life, it definitely brings luxury in the life and provides convenience to our duties and performance. It has automated many of the critical processes in the industry and household work. It makes distant places closer and simplifies information access as well. To make it obvious, let us look at some of the important areas, where technology brings an important role in society.

    Machines have automated many of the crucial industrial processes. Machines are now taking up many of the mundane jobs that were once executed by human workers. Technology has evolved to an extent where machines can perform tasks that are physically inaccessible to man. The use of advanced technologies like robotics and artificial intelligence has proved helpful in life-risking tasks like mining and space exploration.

    Techology has assisted the poeple in doing their house work. Especially women who are busy with their career can use these tools such as machine washing, vacuum cleaner, microwave, etc to finish their work at home without spending a lot of energy.

    The computer technology, needless to say, has changed the face of the world. Computers can store, organize and manage huge amounts of data. They can process large amounts of information. Computers have given rise to the software industry, one of the most progressive industries of the world. The Internet that seeded from the computer networking concepts is the most effective communication platform and the largest information base existing today.
    It has brought an important positive change to the entertainment and advertising industry as well as education. Advertisements can reach the masses within seconds over the Internet. The entertainment media has progressed only because of the advancements in technology. On the other hand, it also helps teachers and students to complete their tasks.

    The digitization of information has made it possible for us to store it in a compact form. Digitization enriches the quality of information storage. Digital voice and digital images are of a higher quality. Digital cameras and digital television provide their users with an enriched picture quality, thus bettering their experience with technology.

    Cellular communication has revolutionized the communication industry. The conventional telephone, also a piece of technology, was one of the earliest technological developments in communication. Mobile phones have broadened the horizons of communication by enabling convenient long-distance calling.

    Satellite communication is another important dimension of technology. Satellit TVs and satellit radios have eased the broadcasting of events across the globe.

    Finally, the advancement of technology has influenced our lives. It makes our lives easier because it can support human activities in various fields. We can get the impacts by having and using it in society such as in industry, housework, office, even in education fields.

  15. Dear Mr. Parlin
    This is my essay below about “The Place That I’ll Never Forget”

    On the day I arrived at Sorake Beach, my cousin told me that he would do to make my stay there a very interesting one. He said that he would make a raft to use it in the sea. Then he would buy fishing net to catch some fish in the shallow water near the coast. When I heard all this, I was very delighted because it was one of the reasons that I had decided to visit my cousin. We then walked up to the beach which is near his house.

    While we were there, sometime in the evening, the sea looked extremely beautiful. I saw the islands and hills in the distance, the birds in the air, and a few boys and girls playing on the beach. I also saw some fishermen coming out of the water with their catch. All this was indeed very interesting to look at.

    On the next day, my cousin and I collected some tree trunks from the forest nearby. As my cousin’s house is close to the sea, we decided to make the raft on the beach itself. It took us almost the whole morning to make the raft. We then had our lunch and went to Bunting, the nearest town, to buy fishing net. After that we returned to my cousin’s house.

    In the evening we put the raft on the sea. The water was still high, but the raft floated quite well. My cousin and I sat on it and began to row it by using the oars that we had made ourselves. We felt very happy indeed and continued to row it. We remained on it for a long time, but as it was already getting dark we did not go far. We returned to the shore and tied the raft to a tree.

    On the next day, we went out to catch some crabs and fish. We used the net that we had bought and caught a lot of fish. Then, we had our lunch and went out again on the raft. We continued to row it as far as we could. It was really a pleasure to be away from the shore. The sea was calm and we could row with ease. My cousin told me many interesting things about Sorake Beach. We then returned to the shore.

    In this way, I spent my holidays happily at Sorake Beach, a place I shall never forget.

  16. Dear Mr. Palin Pardede
    This is my assignment from Academic Writing book, pages 86, number 8.
    a. Health and medicine in your country
    b. as important problem in your country
    c. the importance of technology in society
    from three options above, so I choose point c (he importance of technology in society).

    the Importance of Technology in Society

    Have you ever woken up and discovered you have no electricity? How did t make you feel?
    Very helpless and confused and maybe even frustration may set in. We have become a race of people dependent on advanced technology. Technology is not new to Man; our ancestors had various forms of technology. For example the ancient Persians already could generate electricity to power artificial light sources like the ‘Baghdad Battery’.
    Today life is more advanced and we are more technologically dependent with each wave of new inventions and improvements to existing technologies. Technology helps us organize and generally make our lives easier for the most part. Today we need technology to run our bus scheduling systems, radars for detecting planes, cellular phones and satellite TV to name a few. Technology is such an important facet of society that most would collapse without technology to keep the societal structure operating. Just Imagine if there was no water treatment plants, how we would have to travel to search for potable water. Technology has allowed us to make medical advances in surgery; people who had no chance of living through a cancer bout, today enjoy some form of treatment made possible by technology. There is no aspect of life technology does not cover, even the food we grow has been genetically modified to make for stronger pest and disease resistance.
    The importance of technology in education cannot be over looked; new methods of learning and teaching like online classes and video lectures owe their existence to technology. Computer usage in schools has allowed students to get a richer and more in-depth learning experience through 3-D models and animations. The use of slide shows instead of chalk and a blackboard are all important aspects of technology in our society. This learning environment rich in technology prepares potential employees and entrepreneurs to manipulate technology in the real world of business, administration, management and communication.
    Today businesses rely on technology more than ever, technology allows for new strategic planning. Wal-Mart has a ‘just-in-time’ inventory policy; this helps them by saving space and money on warehousing. This means that their suppliers are linked to their stock systems and know when a product is about to run out and how soon to deliver more supplies to Wal-Mart. Also the way banks operate today with services such as credit and debit cards, wire transfers etc. It is easy to see the role of technology in all of this when you consider that the internet is involved in nearly if not all technological processes today. The stock market operations rely on technology for accurate calculations and predictions, airlines need GPS and radar to trace their way and so on and so forth.
    Technology plays a huge role in defending the integrity of society. Many countries of the world today including Malaysia have been dominated, oppressed, colonized or conquered. The few countries that were going around the world and taking whole lands and countries had one thing at their advantage, and it is technology. When the British came to Africa we had no chance against their superior canons and fire arms. So it is important today because for a society to remain intact she must be able to defend herself adequately. Advances in technology have ensured we can monitor borders, oceans and the skies more effectively in case of an invasion of sorts.
    Being aware of the importance of technology is imperative because technology helps us in all walks of life. We cannot imagine our life without technologically. Our society will crumble like fibre biscuits if we lost all knowledge of technology today. Advanced electronics such as phones, computers, cars, industrial machines make our lives more seamless because we can integrate many activities and actions through technology. For example blackberry phones can browse the internet, make calls, send and receive emails among other functions. If our ancestors had not been innovative through research and development we would not have any of these things we so freely enjoy today. So, I conclude that it is our responsibility to continue the development in technology for the benefit of the entire society and the societies of our children and their children infinitely.

    Writer : Lapang Ari Nazara

  17. Dear Mr. Parlin

    This is my essay about “The Place That I’ll Never Forget”

    We had a wonderful change to come to one of ranch in Lombok when my husband won an award from work. He had the other winners won 4 day trips here at the same time. What an amazing oppotunity for all of us. It was my husband, myself and 3,5 year old son. We all fell in love with this place. There was plenty to do for all us. My son was very nervous about riding and was evern whimpering a bit in the beginning, but the children program is excellent and there were amazing with all ages. They eased his fears and kept working with him and he was actually riding a horse couldn’t believe it. My husband had never ridden a horse before this trip but he ended up loving the horse back riding and took advantage of the many different kinds of rides one could do. He did a nice small group ride with my son, my husband’s friend, his 8 year old and a very friendly, knowledgeable female rancher. They absolutely loved this ride. Excellent food, plenty of choices, loved the breakfast ride and the barbecue. We would love to come back to this place next time and would love to get some of our extended family members to come, as well. We were so sad to leave and I actually got lil choked up. They treat you like family and try to really get to know each one of you. I could go on and go on. A truly wonderful place for me.

    Thank you.

  18. Three Most Important Qualities of a Good Friend

    Friend is a complement to human life, and we need friends in life. Together with a friend of our lives can become more meaningful than none friend at all. Every person exact have at least one a close friend that called best friend. A true friend is usually able to understand, and willing to share the joys and sorrows. In friendship also need suitability in attitude and behavior of each other. Suitability does not mean a lot in common with a friend, but the suitability is to complement their respective differences. Just as the symbol of Yin and Yang are different but when combined have suitability and complementary. To be a good friend there are three important things to note. Honesty, unselfishness, and tolerance are important things that can indicate the quality of a friend.
    Honesty is an attitude that is very important in a friendship. Being honest means that according to the truth. This attitude must be applied in friendship. Honesty in a friendship that does not mean telling everything to the friend but how do we establish good communication with friends. Expressing opinions and feelings honestly to friends is important. Honest to say things that praise or criticize the friend is not wrong. If it is said with the language and a good way, then praise can give encouragement. While criticism can be used as material for reflection.
    Selfish means regardless to take notice of other people around him. In friendship we should get rid away this attitude. Friendship is about shared with others. Because everyone has their respective interests, so, to create harmonization in the friendship of each party should not be selfish. Mutual help and support the interests of each other is recommended. Indeed, not every moment we must help our friend. However, when we can help and a friend needs help, is not wrong to help.
    Tolerance is an initial attitude of the effort to understand the difference. Tolerance means to respect other people’s feelings. Trying to understand the attitudes, perspectives, and the way other people’s thoughts, it will create a sense of understanding will be a difference. Tolerance can create harmony in friendship. Argumentation, differences of opinion, quarrel are not a bad thing. Sometimes this needs to be done occasionally to clarify a problem which is important. However, tolerance is necessary to do so as not to aggravate the problem.
    Therefore, Honesty, unselfishness, and tolerance can indicate the quality of a friend.
    By doing above the writer make sure that you can get the better friend.

    Writer,
    Lapang Ari Nazara

  19. Dear sir,
    I am really sorry for the delay in making this task.

    The Most Important Quality Of A Good Friend

    When I was seven years old, I have a best friend namely Betto Simanungkalit. She is a youngest of her sisters named Rita and Marllyn. Betto’s life is very quite rich, with Yayu (a house helper) which always accompany her where is Betto go. Betto is very good friend because she often give some that she have, such as when she came to my home she brings lunch two packs, One for her and one for me. Betto Sometimes asked her mother to come to my house for make some food in order to make which my mother used to cuisine maybe suppouse her tounge is ussual with my mother’s food because if i offered my lunch Betto is hard to end it. I think Betto was not wants me dissapointed.
    If i visited her house she loves show me any toys to play with her. Betto’s family often go party and she asking her parent to invite me and then that is coming her parent come to my home and talking to my parent for getting permission to participate with them. I never fell alone at the part of that party eventhogh i never know well of the other people and i also confuse about the they language,they may speak with Batak language. The family of Betto do not allow me in alone just like a stranger people.

    I don’t remember when did i met her the first time so that we found in eclose friend. Our religion is diffrent, Betto Has Cristian but my religion is mooslim, She study at Tarakanita(Cristian School) and i study at public school, Betto grew up in custom Spare Batak wheile i was raised in Java Custom, Betto’s life in small family and i am a big enoug family. because we find Common Ground , Betto’ parent agree to move ke into my place scholl and as the new comer she wan not protest to the teacher for not sitting with me because i think Betto know i have a friend have seat with me. Betto also also good at keeping secret when her friend theft her pencil she never repot to the teacher just talk to me

    Up to Class Four, my family and me moved to Bekasi from Kemang Timur- South Jakarta, I do not meet again with Betto. New School and New Friend that remind me to Betto whe she was as newcomer at my last school. I am trying to follow the lesson but i often look back to see where Betto is and for almost three week i have no concentration to do that. Finally i tried to be Betto at my school that is willing to migle with new friend that i learn to understand, The character or the nature of differn friend, in 1979 Bekasi we called Perumnas I is newly opened housing so everyone is a newcomer. The peole speak in Bahasa Sunda(Sundanese) mixed by Bahasa Bekasi and Bahasa Betawi. Many friend whose school are still not wearing uniform and they come to school without shoes just sandals other the area was swap so we having name Rawa Tembaga became myflood prore district. With this condition i should be able to understad why these a lot of friend do not to learn, many friend come to the school full with snacks but without eduqate facilities, many friend to naughty to the girls. I invite frinds come to my home with permission of they parents, i show to the many toys and the can free ply with me so they forget the desire to buy something, I also offer some books eventually the are not desire to read, but liittle by little to invite them to learn togerther to complete the homework.
    One day i was sick, according to my mother i have to be admitted to the hospital, during my illness many friend come to visit me and i am really do not think they came all, they pray, hopping, and expected to home quicly for playing and learning again.

    Years of change, when i was at five semester at Borobudur university and work at Indonesian culture activist, one day i went to Germany in order to introduce the cultural more of one them North Sumatra, We make show Batak ethnic culture in marriage caremony. Perfomances held a wedding Caremony from start to Apply so they called Marhori-hori, The determination of Dowry called Marhusip then followed by memorial sevice a church, Then there is the meeting of two applicant and the proposed party called the bride and gromm Martongga Raja. At the end of the performances i was ask the commite that someone to facing me, My heart is trully shoked and my head just like a hole to find out the women infront of me was really Betto Simanungkalit. My meeting with Betto that nearly twenty years we never seen each other. Since that we often keep in touch and Betto was come to Indinesia to visit her family and meet me, Betto opened the school for children who can not able covered the facilites, she wants me to help her to controll the activity, I also help her to find out the volunteer to help teach these children then for few months i lost contack wit her, from her husband’s news that Betto Died caused of Cancer on her Brain.

    Friends come and go but true friend is never go because a lot of goodness that we can get especially in improving the quality of our lives. As a child we do ot know many thing we do not understand about good and bad things, but when we feel confortable, safe and many people gwrow to be a friend indirect form of good behavior and is useful since we were kids and enviroment of people have plenty of tolerance so that we become very sensitive to little things that happen infront of our eyes.
    Betto is very big influence in my life she was introduce me her culture and her parents in deal with parents so my life continued to learn about tolerance. Betto Also give me some books to me that finally helped me to not fell alone when i was became a new student even with gift’s books is a lot of friend come to me

  20. Dear Sir,
    Below is my second assignment of Essay Writing III.

    The Place That I’ll Never Forget

    Most people are very enthusiastic, when are asked about their favorite places. They always remember their favorite places because they are well known, admired, visited by many people, or maybe they had ever their honeymoon there. However, some people are reluctant to tell their favorite places to others, probably the places are unknown or not worth telling. For me, the place that I will never forget is “a house on Suniaraja street”. It’s located in Bandung. There are two reasons why I will never forget it : first, it’s well known house and the last, it was the place where I met the woman of God.

    The house on Suniaraja street has been well known for many years as localized prostitution. The news about it has spread like fire, even for a layman, just like me, I ever heard about it. Many people say that the place has become as a parking lot for luxurious cars. Many big bosses drop by to get relaxation. In addition, the manager of this place advertises small ads weekly in local newspaper.

    The house on Suniaraja street was the place where I met the woman of God. I met her unexpectedly. The reason why I came to the place because, as far as I am concerned to myself, I am a type of men who is burning with curiosity and I always want to make sure whether something is true or not. Since we introduced ourselves to each other, I knew a bit about her job. She has been used to preach to prisoners even to whores. She asked me to leave the place as soon as possible, then invited me to go with her to the nearest restaurant. While we were having dinner there, she advised me that I should not take myself in vain.

    Although there is a lot of nice places in this world, but not all of them fascinate many people. Every place has its own mystery. The beauty of a place, depending on terms from someone’s point of view. Just like the house on Suniaraja street had ever intrigued me. The place where I got the message from God, that’s why I always remember it.

  21. Dear Sir,

    The Place That I Never Forget

    I think, the place that i can not forget is Baduy Area, Banten Distrk
    Baduy i have ever visited left a lot of funny stories but there is also what makes me scared, Baduy tribes was isolated area that do not accept any form of change, they do not eat of drink with equipment made of glassware such as glass or tin plate.
    Baduy devide into two area or groups, First namely Baduy luar( outside Baduy) which having some duty to get some information about development this country, To market for yield and they wearing black uniform with a blue batik head bands slighty blackish, The chieftain reperesentative named KI AMSI, While Baduy dalam(inside baduy) containing only 40 head of families can not be less or more with chieftain named JAHRO TANGTU
    One day there will be a harvest festival, Jahro Tangtu going down the mountain to check if the people are not using some glass hand made bamboo or coconut shell dishes, then the Jahro Tangtu be furious if there is a vidatin, the anger that would prosecute all who vidate the family.
    Before the caremony of harvest there is a mass circumcision(genital cutting of Childreen). The tool used is bamboo splinter a shape ned knife is is not made of iron or cooper, the child will scream because or shouted until they crying because sexis not broke caused there is a sharp bamboo made some are not, not to mention the bamboo spilnter stuck in to infection for the child, even boy’s genital and a half is not really broken.

    Jahro Tangtu has been ever called me to say that they can not accept people who are not came frpm Indonesian people(Westrn People) but many of them break, Jahro tangtu invited me to come to his home, they asked me to close my eyes wit a piece of shoured corpse with a small bamboo and a knife on my head, what happened? I saw the helicopter and the crew who have a long shared its passanger still stored in a state of dead but their complete with a large camera in hand, the helicopter was already very old age, i thing it happened long and long time ago. After that Jahro Tangtu told me to go out from Baduy in less than 3 hours and i have to obbey if i want to again in this place, you can imagine i go fast soon, running very quickly in the midle of the nigt without any lamps in my hands.

    I remind you to do not occasionally give your residence address to Baduy people because they will come again and again with a lot of number without going to set them stay whenever they feel at home

  22. The Place That I Never Forget
    As one of my interests, traveling is the way that I can really enjoy my life. My curiousity excitedly brings me to explore many places I have never been before and challenges me to know deeply about people, culture, tourist objects, culinary and the situation and condition of the cities themselves. From many places I have ever visited, Malang is the place that l never forget.
    It was in December 2009 when my friend asked me to spend our holiday to malang for the first time. As backpackers, we took the cheapest trip with fifty five thousand rupiahs by economic train in Jatinegara. We got on the train at 2 pm then reached Malang at 9 am on the next day. It took 18 hours to get there. We met many kinds of people that we could ask about the city during the trip. The happiest thing was when l sat next to a handsome man then l could chat with him till in the middle of the night. On the other hand, my friend was also busy asking many questions to the people beside her. Finally, we got much information about the city.
    As we arrived, Malang served us with a nice weather and friendly people. We took a pedicap to get to the hotel while enjoying the wind in the morning. The hotel where we stayed was quite cheap. It was Helios Hotel that was not far from the railway station. We only spent eighty thousand rupiahs for a night with double spring beds, hot and cold shower, fan and breakfast. The people were kind as well. They were willing to explain the direction how to get the places we planned to go. One of the tourist objects we visited was Batu, the place with cold weather that was well known with apple plantation. Not only to see and eat various apples, but also we had an opportunity to play flying fox and take pictures with wonderful view like in puncak. After that we visited Jatim Park. The ticket was fourty thousand rupiahs per each person and I got fifty percent off because of my birthday that occured in December. It extremely cheap because we could play many games like in Dufan with swimming pool included. The famous culinary that you should taste was hand made ice cream at “TOKO OEN”. A simple building with dutch structure brought this store visited by foreigners and local visitors. It served many kinds of ice cream with various prices. Eventhough it was expensive, we did not have any regret to buy it. Malang was also famous with keripik apel.
    On the next day, we intended to buy some souvenirs. We left our hotel around 10 am. In the middle of the way there, we took some pictures with my friend’s camera in public transportation. She then put it on her lap instead of inside her bag. We did not realize when a man who sat next to her took her camera. So,We did not have any encouragement to spend our holiday a bit longer then.
    We left a hotel at 1 pm and went to the railway station to get the ticket on the last of our holiday. It took twenty hours to get Jakarta with an economic train. The train left Malang at 3 pm and we arrived in Jakarta at 11 am on the next day. The one that l can not forget about my holiday was not only the city itself but also the tiring journey that l have ever had before.

  23. Dear sir
    This is my essay about ” The Unforgettable Place in My Life”
    In our life, we usually have some experiences or memory about something or place, may be with your friends or family or even with your special person in your life. Sometimes, you don’t want to forget it. You want to keep the memory in the deepest heart. It is so nice and romantic, I think. It is OK according to some people, because it can make us safe and relax. But don’t sink in that memory because you have to continue your life.hereby, I want to tell about my special place, even the unforgettable place in my life. The place is “Gua Maria Kerep” in Ambarawa. The place has very beautiful scenery and place, it also makes my heart and feeling so peace and the most important thing is just because the place has many food stalls the sell many kind of foods.
    Gua Maria Kerep is located in Ambarawa, Central Java. It is near from the capital city of Central java, Semarang. It also near from Magelang, the place where we can visit and see the Borobudur temple. the scenery on the way is very beautiful and cool. Because it is near the rice field and there are so many trees in the road. We can see the green color everywhere. It also makes the air in the surrounding is so cool. The place also has for taking picture. the place is made by copying the special place where Jesus was born until Jesus died, such as the city of Galilea, the mount of Golgota, Getsemani park and so on.
    Gua Maria Kerep is a place where we can pray for ourselves. the place is not so far from he city and the highway but the environment is so quiet and peaceful. There is no sound when we go and come to the place where we allowed to pray and lighting on the candle. When i have problem sometimes I go to the place to pray. Telling to the God about my problem or asking Him to give me solutions. this place can make my heart so cam, peace and relax/ It is because of the condition and environment. wuaw it’s so peaceful and amazing place.
    The most important reason why I can not forget the place is in that place there are many food stalls that sell many kinds of foods. the food is like :” Pecel”, meatballs. soup, “soto” and satay and many others. the food are so licked in my tongue. The taste of the food is so nyuumyy and delicious. They can make my appetite comes directly. Not only because of the taste, it is also cheap. the price is not too expensive. So I can save my money and I also can taste almost all the foods.the situation makes the people want to come and visiting it again.
    The beautiful scenery, the situation is so calm and peaceful and many food stalls that sell the foods are the reason why I can not forget the Gua Mari Kerep. Beside I can visit and pray to the place I can also enjoy the scenery and the foods. It will relax my mind and body. Just go there to open up the mind and relaxing the body from the daily activities. I guarantee you will like the place and wanting to come to the place.

  24. Dear sir
    Here it is my essay about “The Three Qualities Of A good Friend”
    In our surrounding society, we can not live alone. As a human being, we always need someone else, not only for helping us but we can also sharing with the person. Special person in our life is called friend. friends are very important. They can be as our brother or sister. They can influence our life especially when we are facing the difficult problem or big problem. They can give us solutions. Actually this essay will discuss about the quality of being a good friend. there are three qualities\ like knowing each other, have a good visionary and having sense of humor.
    The qualities makes someone become comfortable to have a friendship . Knowing each other is the first one. If your friends have bad habit or behavior, as a friend you have to remember them about the habit. tell them that they have to change the habit . We have to be honest in this case. Telling them he truth sometimes is needed when we want to be honest to them If your friends are facing the big problem in their life you have to come forward to help them to solve their problem. It is very influence them.If your friends are sad , you come and make them happy. this is the best action. it makes your friends feel so safety and comfort and it also seems that you are care and paying attention to them.
    Being a good visionary is the second quality. You can share your vision about something to your friends. If they are facing the difficult choice, you can give your vision to them. For instance, if your friends want to buy something that is not important, you can give your vision about the advantages and disadvantage of buying the thing. it is necessary or not for them. the vision will help them to make the decision. The vision may be can be accepted or not , but at least we have give them our vision, and don’t force your vision to your friends.
    Humor is one of the way to close with someone else. sense of humor is the third quality. if you use the sense in the right time and place, it will help you in facing with other people. When your friends are sad in facing their problem, you can say to them and making them happy. Just say “just forget it the show must go on, and have fuunn”. you can also can make the funny faces to them. Or just making jokes to ,make them happy. When it doesn’t work, don’t force the, just let them do their own way to face and solving the problem. At least we have participated to help them. Still always in their side, to make them happy and comfort.
    Based on the discussion above, knowing each other, having a good visionary and having sense of humor are the secret of being a good friends for other. by doing this, people around us will be happy and thinking that they have good friends by their side always. they ca feel comfort and safe in our side. friends are always come when we are in the ups and down and supporting us wherever and whenever we are. They never blame us even though others judge us as sinners but they come to hug us in the peace and happiness.

  25. Dear sir,
    This my essay about ” Three most important qualities of a good friend”
    Now a really good friend is hard to find and you know when they’re your friends not only when they’re with you in good times but also in bad times. Althougt now to hard find a really friend but we as a need friend because we a sosial human. What happen if we didn’t have a friend maybe you would be lonely, there would be nobody to turn to when your down or have a problem. You’ll have nobody to talk to, nobody help you. Everyday, while other people talk about stuff their interested in, you won’t be. You’ll be all alone. Do you really want that?
    Friends make you who you are. They stand by you. They will make you happier when you’re sad sad because they’ll know how to. Everyone needs friendship or at least someone who likes them. It is what makes you human. If you didn’t you wouldn’t be human.
    That’s why friendship is important.
    I think three most important qualities a good friend are : The frist honest, a second understand to each other and third fun and humoris.
    The frist honest :
    It is very true that friendship is the initial step to love. But not in all cases, we have some people in our lives that we consider as very good friends. They are always there for you when ever you need them. Friends are someone with whom you can share all your secrets with. They help you out, talk to you when you need to talk, share your problems, talk to you about their crushes, and hang around. Help you out with your social issues and your personal issue. Honest in a friendship is most important because we always sometimes say something to friend maybe about family, school, feelling to someone or anything. So if in a friendship we dont have a honest maybe we dont have a friend, be honest not only needed in a friendship but need to in the living.
    The second understand to each other .
    Why if we have a friend we need to understands to each other because you spend almost of your time together with your friend. To understands will be comfortable to each other and dont be selfish , always keep to each other
    And the thrid , Fun and humoris
    Have a friend fun and humoris , i think didnt be boring because they will be make us smiling everyday, not only honest and understands but also have afriend fun and humoris maybe can be make us smilling everyday and not be boring.

    So no ones better or worse and nobody perfect in the world , always keep to be a good friend.

  26. Hello, Mr. Gea. I like reading your paragraph. However, I tried to put some marks as suggestions to make it better. I hope they can be good insights for you. Once again, it’s a nice essay! Keep on writing!”

    Three Most Important Qualities of a Good Friend

    Looking for the enemy[ies] is easy, but making a good friend is hard to find. If you’re curious to prove it, try this out: if there’s someone who passes in front of your house then you throw him a stone, undoubtedly, that person will be angry with you or even scold you, but if someone passes in front of your house then you say “hi” or just a smile, surely, that person will reply to your greeting or smile or even could become your friend. Having a lot of friends is good, however choosing [However, not all friends will make a good one. Getting a good friend] is not as easy as turning your palm. A good friend should have at least three qualities, i.e. Therefore, consider these three most qualities of a good friend; he/she should be humorous, forgiving and faithful.

    The first quality of a good friend is that he/she should be humorous. [Unfortunately,] not all of your friends have a good sense of humor. He/she can [Since a good friend should be] He/she is your [our] solace, he/she should be able to make us laugh. [A] friend’s joke can relieve our stress, or even could make us ageless. So, laughing is a sign of happiness, then laugh as much with your humorous friend.

    The second quality of a good friend is that he/she should be forgiving. It’s not always easy to be a forgiving[e]. Forgiveness is a word that [is] easy to say but difficult to be implemented. Forgiving [It] is the designation for someone who is easy to forgive the faults of others whether it is intentional or unintentional, conscious or unconscious. Wisely A good friend will unconditionally forgive[s] all the mistakes of others.

    The last quality of a good friend is that he/she should be faithful. No matter how many friends leave us during in our difficult times, a true friend will never leave us alone. A faithful friend is a friend who always acknowledges our existence, even though we live in misery. A faithful friend is a friend who never leaves his friend under any circumstances, either love [in happiness] or sorrow, whether [we are healthy] happy or sick.

    Friendship should never based on money or anything [other] materials,. [It] but must be based on compassion. Not all friends are good friends. Make friends with people who make you feel comfortable [to with them] being on their sides, and consider three things from [remember that] a good friend that is should be humorous, forgiving and faithful. Therefore, a friend in need is a friend in indeed.

  27. The Place That I Never Forget
    I always love traveling because it’s a chance to see the beauty of nature and have adventure. One of unforgettable trip was I had a school trip to Yogyakarta. It was the first time I went to Yogyakarta since I spent my childhood and teens abroad, so I really felt excited. I can’t forget Yogyakarta because of the creepy motel, the dangerous picture taken and the togetherness.
    We spent our nights in Yogyakarta in a shabby 2-story hotel. We thought we would have spent our nights in a unique style of Yogyakarta hotel. Once we got off the bus, we saw an old small building with big neon sign of the hotel. There two rooms downstairs and six rooms on the second floor. The biggest room is on the second floor. Most of the girls chose that room because they felt scared to sleep alone. Anti, my good friend, and I chose the room on the first floor. It’s a 4-bed room and has bathroom. What annoying me most at that time was a big photo of a couple of old people whose eyes seem follow me whenever I went around that room. The funny thing is the biggest room was actually the creepiest one because there’s a tragic story happened in that room. So the next day, all girls who stayed in that room moved to my room.
    We went to many tourism sites, like Batik Keris Solo, Kasongan, Keraton Solo and Keraton Yogya. But Parang Tritis Beach is the most mysterious one. We went there after we visited Keraton Yogyakarta. Parang Tritis Beach looked different from Ancol Beach. It’s so crowded and the atmosphere is difficult to explain, yet you will feel peace and eerie at the same time. While we were walking along the beach, some students started telling story about the myth of green dress. People aren’t allowed to wear green dress because they could be dragged into the ocean by the ocean queen, Ratu Pantai Selatan. And the queen doesn’t like people taking pictures of the sea. She will be upset and drag them away to the sea. But one of my friends tried to break the myth by taking our pictures with the sea as the background. Before taking some shots, he saw the wave was still far away, so he was immediately taking some pictures. But what happened? After he clicked some shots, a big wave came over us and dragged us toward the sea. We grabbed hands together. It’s like 20 seconds dangerous moment for us. Thank God we all saved.
    The last part is togetherness. We stuck together during our one-week trip. Bus was like our favorite place because we went all places with bus. We spent much time on bus by playing guitar, board games, reading, listening to music, even sleeping. We also sneaked out the curfew and went to city hall or alun-alun to see leather puppet, campur sari, and Yogyakarta street artists’ performance.
    Probably it’s not the most incredible trip I have ever had, but Yogyakarta story is always in my mind because that’s the first time I happened different situation, being the part of a myth and knowing my friends better. Even though the trip wasn’t like what we thought the first place, actually the moment is priceless.

  28. Thanks for the correction sir.

    The Place That I Never to forget

    When I was in senior high school, I and all of my friends and also the teachers had a tour to Mt Bromo. I was so excited and really happy, because I know that Mt Bromo is the most popular and well known tourist attraction in East Java province.It was the most interesting and unforgetable experience that I ever visited. There are three reasons that I can’t forget this place. First is the trip to Mt Bromo, second is the beautiful scenery and the last is the weather.

    The trip to Mt Bromo is very adventurous. We took a bus from Jakarta to Surabaya. it departed at 7 am. after arriving in Surabaya, we directly went to Probolinggo. About 6 km of Probolinggo on the main coastal highway, we turn south at the village of Ketapang, from there the road snakes up for 40km through Sukapura to Ngadisari. We overnight at the hotel in Ngadisari Village. Early Morning we left Ngadisari and went to Cemoro Lawang. We left the hotel at 3.30 Am. We made our way to Mt Penanjakan to watch the sunrise which happened at 5 am.You can easily hike up Mt Bromo and Mt Penanjakan.Te best time todo this pre-dawn. The path at the top of the steps up to Mt Bromo is only about 1 meter wide and in places the drop into the crater is sheer and considerable . Be careful and make sure you have a flashlight for any pre-dawn climb. Beside that the Villagers offer horseback rides to the top of Mt Bromo or you can also hire a jeep to take you around the area .

    Second is the beautiful scenery of Mt Bromo.Mt Bromo Scenery is primary tourist attraction that can be seen from the top of Mt Penanjakan that has altitude2774m above sea level. It is the highest top Tengger mountain range. We can see beautiful sunrise, sand sea and the scenery of Mt Bromo.
    Apparently at the top you can see many shops that sell hats, gloves,jackets.

    The last is the weather is refreshingly cool during the day but outright cold at night as temperature can drop close to zero in the summer . It can rain at anytime.

    That was my unforgetable experience that I ever got. I hope that i can go to the other place that as interesting as this place.

  29. Wow, this is really an interesting essay. Well done, Chricenciana! However, to produce better ones in the future, please see the following notes.

    Three Most Important Qualities of a Good Friend

    [By] being a good guy or girl to be around, you’ll get more friends than you could ever imagine. Some peoples saying [It is said] “a friend in need is a friend indeed”, but friendship has much more [than] it. Though true friendships can start instantly[,] it takes time to build and develop. Sometimes we are wondering why we don’t seem to have any good friends.
    Good friends often come with a multitude of qualities. These are three most important qualities of a good friend.
    First, he/she is [willing to] accepts you as you are. A good friend is someone who does not try to be somebody that he is not else and accepts you as you are. They are also patient with you when you make mistakes and forgive you when you hurt them. [The] second quality is honest [honesty]. A good friend would be honest and loyal with [to] you. He doesn’t break the promises that he made to you. He makes you feel safe and secure with him. Third, he/she is supportive. A good friend is supportive of you and your goals. He will knows what make you tick and helps you become the person you want to be. When you are in situation where you need to defended he would be right there beside you. Good friends are generous with their time, money, possessions, and knowledge. Best of all[,] they have a generous spirit. Finally[,] there is a saying that what you give is what you get back. The qualities you want in a friend should be the same that you are offering to someone else. How else can you expect to have good friends if you aren’t one yourself?

  30. Dear Sir,

    This is my essay about “Three Most Important Qualities of a Good Friend”

    Being a good guy or girl to be around, you’ll get more friends than you could ever imagine. Some peoples saying a friend in need is a friend indeed, but friendship has much more it. Though true friendships can start instantly it takes time to build and develop. Sometimes we are wondering why we don’t seem to have any good friends.
    Good friends often come with a multitude of qualities. These are three most important qualities of a good friend.
    First, accepts you as you are. A good friend is someone who does not try to be somebody that he is not and accepts you as you are. They are also patient with you when you make mistakes and forgive you when you hurt them.
    Second, honest. A good friend would be honest and loyal with you. He doesn’t break the promises that he made to you. He makes you feel safe and secure with him.
    Third, supportive. A good friend is supportive of you and your goals. He will know what make you tick and help you become the person you want to be. When you are in situation where you need to defended he would be right there beside you.
    Good friends are generous with their time, money, possessions, and knowledge. Best of all they have a generous spirit.
    Finally there is a saying that what you give is what you get back. The qualities you want in a friend should be the same that you are offering to someone else. How else can you expect to have good friends if you aren’t one yourself?

    Thanks,

  31. Dear Sir,
    Below is my essay.

    Three Most Important Qualities of a Good Friend

    Looking for the enemy is easy, but making a good friend is hard to find. If you’re curious to prove it, try this out : if there’s someone who passes in front of your house then you throw him a stone, undoubtedly, that person will be angry with you or even scold you, but if someone passes in front of your house then you say “hi” or just a smile, surely, that person will reply to your greeting or smile or even could become your friend. Having a lot of friends is good, however choosing a good one is not as easy as turning your palm. Therefore, consider these three most qualities of a good friend; he/she should be humorous, forgiving and faithful.

    The first quality of a good friend is that he/she should be humorous. He/she is your solace. Not all of your friends have a good sense of humor. He/she can make us laugh. Friend’s joke can relieve our stress, or even could make us ageless. So, laughing is a sign of happiness, then laugh as much with your humorous friend.

    The second quality of a good friend is that he/she should be forgiving. It’s not always easy to be a forgiving. Forgiveness is a word that easy to say but difficult to be implemented. Forgiving is the designation for someone who is easy to forgive the faults of others whether it is intentional or unintentional, conscious or unconscious. Wisely a good friend will forgive all the mistakes of others unconditionally.

    The last quality of a good friend is that he/she should be faithful. No matter how many friends leave us during in our difficult times, a true friend will never leave us alone. A faithful friend is a friend who always acknowledges our existence, even though we live in misery. A faithful friend is a friend who never leaves his friend under any circumstances, either love or sorrow, whether happy or sick.

    Friendship should never based on money or anything material, but must be based on compassion. Not all friends are good friends. Make friends with people who make you feel comfortable being on their sides, and consider three things from a good friend that is humorous, forgiving and faithful. Therefore, a friend in need is a friend in indeed.

  32. Three Most Important Qualities of a Good Friend
    Do you have friends? How many friends do you have? Are they good friends for you? As a human being, having socialization with other people is a part of life. We can not live alone. We need other people to share with, enjoy a life and fulfil our need each other as well. That is why we need friends for those reasons. Having many friends is very interesting although it is not easy to get a good friend. In my opinion, there are three most important qualities of a good friend such as having good understanding, accepting any kinds of differences and being honest.
    To understand each other is one of the most important things in building a solid friendship. A good friend usually can understand you more than any body else. He/she can understand your feeling and your problems as well. He/she will help you in all your times of trouble. We sometimes have to feel what our friend’s feeling is or we just put ourselves in her or his position when she or he gets a problem so we can measure how care we are for our friend. I think, being a good listener, giving some suggestion and caring are the ways to be a good understanding person.
    Differences among our friends make each other unique. We can learn many things about various characteristics of people. A friendship does not look at differences in race, skin color, economic, etc. Some people only want to make friendship when they have similarity in certain things. For instance, they will choose people to be their friends if they are in the same level of social and economic aspects. It means that they do not want to get along with others who have lower social and economic aspect than them. Differences even can complete each other, make our life more colorful and make us grateful for what we have in ourselves.
    Honesty is also needed to mantain a friendship. Being honest brings you to be yourselves. A good friend is a friend who can tell us our mistakes honestly, eventhough it sometimes makes us painful.
    Now all we have to do is how to keep our friendship long lasting because of maintaning a friendship is more difficult than getting a friend. Hopefully, we can get a good friend that really care and love us each other.

  33. Dear Nunuk,
    I like the idea communicated in this essay. The organization is also very good. The things you need to correct are how to use punctuations and how to make more effective and correct sentences. Look at the following excerpts to see in what aspects of writing you should be more careful in the future. (The ones in BOLD have problems in capitalization and italicized words have spelling problem).

    Three most important qualities of a good friend

    Nowadays Finding a good friend is really dificult . It is rare It is very rare to find a good friend [a good friend is hard to find.] A good friend is like a treasure and we should take care of it very attentivelly. A good friend is somebody [a kind and considerate person] who listens to your stories, kind and consider. A good friend is somebody you can trust, and shares common interest [with]. Sometimes it can be difficult to peg down the characteristic of a good friend, but I try to give three most important qualities of a good friend. They are being a good listener [attentiveness], be thrustworthy [trustworthiness,] and be yourself [genuineness].

    [To be attentive is to be] Being a good listener. Good relationship are based on good communication. A good friend is not only someone you can talk to about your interest, but also someone who is willing to listen to your opinion. You can’t expect your friend to accept everything you say, but he/she should respect your right. A good friend is at least a fairly good listener and notices how little day to day things affect you. Nobody likes a best friend who just talks and talks but never listen. …

  34. Name: nunuk triwulan
    Subject : writing III
    Dear, Sir.

    Three most important qualities of a good friend

    Nowadays Finding a good friend is really dificult. It is very rare to find a good friend. A good friend is like a treasure and we should take care of it very attentivelly. A good friend is somebody who listens to your stories, kind and consider. A good friend is somebody you can trust, and shares common interest. Sometimes it can be difficult to peg down the characteristic of a good friend, but I try to give three most important qualities of a good friend. They are being a good listener, be thrustworthy and be yourself.

    Being a good listener. Good relationship are based on good communication. A good friend is not only someone you can talk to about your interest,but also someone who is willing to listen to your opinion. You can’t expect your friend to accept everything you say, but he/she should respect your right. A good friend is at least a fairly good listener and notices how little day to day things affect you. Nobody likes a best friend who just talks and talks but never listen. If you are a good listener whatever your best friend say something, listen carefully. Don’t just say “yeah” and “move on”. Don’t interrupt while they ‘re talking to you. If they ask for advice listen carefully and give them the best advice. It will make them come to you more.

    Be thrustworthy.You have to make sure that you both trust each other with everything. If he tells you a secret, you have to keep it. Never ever ever tell someone’s secret to your friend who wanted you to keep. Don’t ever leak it out to someone you know you can trust. A secret is a secret. Don’t gossip about your best friend . Don’t say anything that might turn into a rumor, and don’t do things that you know would upset him.

    Be yourself. Being yourself around someone is part of what makes you best friend. Be best friend with someone who you know. You can be yourself around. Because it isn’t worth it trying to be someone you’re not. So you can be closer to someone . You are who you are and your best friend will acceot that. Being “fake” could lead you to losing your best friend. A good friend is sharing happiness and sadness with you. A good friend doesn’t matter you’re rich or poor.

    Finally, a good friend is someone who is kind to you everyday. Someone who always forgive you, even if you talk behind their back. Someone who cares about your feeling.

  35. Terrific, Juella! Your essay is very well done. But to make it better, please be more careful with some expressions. I believe you can make far better in the future.

    My Best Buddy

    There is a saying that it’s not easy to find a good friend. I think it’s true. I know someone who I can truly call “the best buddy ever”. He is Zach. We’ve been best friends since we were five. We did separate for a while because I followed my dad having being assigned to France [some years when I followed my father moving to France as his office assigned him to that country]. but then we [We actually met again in US when we returned from France. ; after that [We said good bye again when] I moved to Singapore and the last [finally] to Jakarta. Nevertheless, we still have had good communication [keep in touch] up to now. In his [When he was] 17, Zach has got suffered from Multiple Sclerosis, a damaged brain disease, which will take his real live [life] sooner or later. Even though being [he is sick], Zach always shows his honesty, caring, and trust.

    The most important quality for being a good friend is honesty. Zach always tells me his thought either it is good or bad. Living with [Suffering from] his disease, Zach struggles to recall some memories. Because of his condition, he has got to tell his mind. I sometimes felt offended and stayed away from him for few days to think what Zach told me. Then I would feel much better after that. I learned that saying the truth will show us who the real friends are. Zach is a fair person and respect people’s [others’] opinion. He could say offended thing for someone’s own good, and never feels offended with what people [others] say. I remember when Big Billy, the biggest boy in our class, said that Zach is the Shorty. He calmly said that was the truth. Even he [He even] mentioned all genetic facts emphasizing what Big Billy said.

    I know that he cares of me through his attention. He’s always beside me in my good and bad time. Zach is the first person whom I am looking for when I feel happy and sad. He is the one who knew that I got accepted in student exchanged program when we were in high school. He is also the one who knew that I broke up with my first boyfriend. He will not let anyone hurt me. I remember when Big Billy pulled my braid hair until it hurt [and hurt me] He chased Big Billy and the next thing we knew was that Billy screamed as if he had been slaughtered! The biggest caring he showed me is that he’s supportive in any events of my life. He encouraged me to take the chance of being the member of Cathay Pacific flight attendance since he knew one of my dreams was traveling around the world.

    Trust has been built along the time. He trusts me to take care of his sickness. It’s not easy to see him in pain. He could get tremors or vomit, emptying his stomach. He doesn’t want people to see him like that, so he yells at them to get out, but not me. I show my respect and trust by putting him as my “priority call”.

    Zach, hanging with his sickness, still lives Worchester and I, finding my way to go back to US stay in Jakarta. yet [However], we still contact each other and never miss any events in our lives. We always wrap our friendship with honesty, caring and trust.

  36. Dear Sir,
    Below is my essay. I tried to push it into 450; however, I can’t make it 😦 Hope I have some improvement. Thank you:

    My Best Buddy
    There is a saying that it’s not easy to find a good friend. I think it’s true. I know someone who I can truly call “the best buddy ever”. He is Zach. We’ve been best friends since we were five. We did separate for a while because I followed my dad having being assigned to France, but then we met again in US; after that I moved to Singapore and the last to Jakarta. Nevertheless, we still have had good communication up to now. In his 17, Zach has got Multiple Sclerosis, a damaged brain disease, which will take his real live sooner or later. Even though being sick, Zach always shows his honesty, caring, and trust.
    The most important quality for being a good friend is honesty. Zach always tells me his thought either it is good or bad. Living with his disease, Zach struggles to recall some memories. Because of his condition, he has got to tell his mind. I sometimes felt offended and stayed away from him for few days to think what Zach told me. Then I would feel much better after that. I learned that saying the truth will show us who the real friends are. Zach is a fair person and respect people’s opinion. He could say offended thing for someone’s own good, and never feels offended with what people say. I remember when Big Billy, the biggest boy in our class, said that Zach is the Shorty. He calmly said that was the truth. Even he mentioned all genetic facts emphasizing what Big Billy said.
    I know that he cares of me through his attention. He’s always beside me in my good and bad time. Zach is the first person whom I am looking for when I feel happy and sad. He is the one who knew that I got accepted in student exchanged program when we were in high school. He is also the one who knew that I broke up with my first boyfriend. He will not let anyone hurt me. I remember when Big Billy pulled my braid hair until it hurt me. He chased Big Billy and the next thing we knew that Billy’s screaming as if he had been slaughtered! The biggest caring he showed me that he’s supportive in any events of my life. He encouraged me to take the chance of being the member of Cathay Pacific flight attendance since he knew one of my dreams was traveling around the world.
    Trust has been built along the time. He trusts me to take care of his sickness. It’s not easy to see him in pain. He could get tremors or vomit, emptying his stomach. He doesn’t want people to see him like that, so he yells at them to get out, but not me. I show my respect and trust by putting him as my “priority call”.
    Zach, hanging with his sickness, still lives Worchester and I, finding my way to go back to US, stay in Jakarta; yet, we still contact each other and never miss any events in our lives. We always wrap our friendship with honesty, caring and trust.

  37. Dear all attendees of Writing III,
    After studying the sample essay above, write your own essay entitled “Three most important Qualities of a good Friend”. Write the essay in five paragraphs of 400 to 450 words. When you’ve finish writing it, post it this page.
    Good luck.

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