Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Question 2 Working from home solves many domestic problems.



Working from home solves many domestic problems. Do you agree?
Write your answer in not less than 350 words, giving reasons and examples.

Statement: Working from home solves many domestic problems. Do you agree?
Task:      Show extent of agreement or disagreement. Provide reasons, examples and justifications.

Key words: Working from home:
A work-from-home or work-at-home arrangement involves working from home and differs from the tele-working/ tele-commuting arrangement in that it does not require the employee to stay electronically connected to the work location during business hours. Work performed is generally done independently and does not require team interaction or consistent communication. It is also more likely that the employee can live far from the actual location of the business for which he/ she is working because face-to-face contact at the location may not be necessary.

Solves:
Effectively deal with a problem
Domestic problems:
Difficulties or issues devoted to the home or the home duties

Thesis statement:    Yes, many domestic problems could be solved or at least attended to immediately.

Points:                       Benefits:
                   Dramatically increase the time spent with children. Improve relationships and therefore, do away with full time maids and the related problems of leaving children with a nanny.
                   Lower childcare expenses and one will still be able to drop off and pick up children after school, take them to the doctor or even watch over them for half of the day.
                   Control of the home — more security instead of locking up the house daily or have your children become latchkey kids. Able to prepare and serve meals — healthier choices for the family.
                   Not only solve domestic problems, but one may be happier with less office stress and reduced cost of commuting.

Conclusion:              Staying at home means being your own boss with the close companionship of the family. It also means that one will have to be disciplined and have strong work ethics to complete job-related tasks on time instead of procrastinating.

Question 1 Trends on obese adults and the cost burden of obesity-related conditions



The visuals below show the trends on obese adults and the cost burden of obesity-related conditions. Write a report in not more than 200 words on the information given. Make comparisons where relevant.




Question 1
Trends on obese adults and the cost burden of obesity-related conditions
The visuals show the percentage of obese adults according to gender between the years 1993 and 2005 and also the cost burden of obesity-related conditions to society and health industry.

It can be seen that the rise in the number of obese adults in both genders has resulted in the increased cost of treating type-2 diabetes in obese patients.

Points:
• There was an increase in the number of obese adults over the 12-year period with slightly more males than females.
• For males: Though there was a slight drop in 2005, but the tendency for the numbers to keep increasing is more likely. In 1993 the rate was 13% and increased by 10% to reach 23% in 2005.
• For females: The percentage seems to be increasing. Even though there was a noticeable dip in 2002, the numbers went up again in the years that follow. It started at slightly more than 16% and increased to 25% in 2005.
Cost of treating diabetes type-2 was much higher than the rest of the other obese-related conditions. This could be a direct result of the large number of diabetics among obese adults.

To conclude, the rise in the number of obese adults in both genders has resulted in the increased cost of treating type-2 diabetes in obese patients.
 




Question 2 Comics are important reading material



Besides being interesting, comics are important reading material too. Discuss.
Write your answer in about 350 words, providing reasons, examples and justification


Statement:     Besides being interesting, comics are useful reading material too.
Task:              Write from all perspectives. Provide reasons, examples and justifications.
Key words:    Comic: A magazine or a book that tells a story using comic strips
                        Reading material: Printed material that is written or drawn which can be read to derive meaning

Thesis statement: Comics provide a vast array of information in a delightful way which in turn, encourages people to read.
Points: Benefits:
     Comic books motivate/excite children to read — non-traditional way of absorbing information. Once their interest in reading increases, the children will continue to become regular readers.
     Able to hold the children’s attention longer — presented in both text and pictures. Many novels now are presented graphically; e.g. the new literature text for Form I students in Malaysia.
     Research shows that comics allow for analytical reasoning .- children who read comics apply various ways to understand the texts, e.g. plot and character development. This, in turn, encourages them to draw their own comic strips and to express their thoughts creatively.

Conclusion: Reading comics can be pleasurable. They can be read by all, and therefore is not only interesting, but also a useful reading material.