Originally Posted by youngyew
Originally Posted by gohweihan
I've written factual essays without examples or arguments - just points based on analysis, and it turned out well in the eyes of the people who marked them.
But for 1119, I wrote a combination of a story and factual analysis. It was a story based on World War II in the eyes of a soldier and the analysis was in the form of the ideas about World War II in the eyes of the people at that time.
It's interesting but I can't make out the picture of a factual essay with only analysis and no examples. Can you give me a brief description of your essay?
By the way, I am impressed by what you wrote in the 1119. It's cool, telling WWII from the eyes of a soldier? It looks like a novel to me!
Examples, in my point of view, are concrete, readily available, already happened situations that can be used to back-up an analysis, something like this:
"Man is capable of space travel. With the landing on the moon in 1969, it is proven that indeed if NASA were to focus more on space exploration, a base in Mars is possible within the middle of the century."
The statement "landing on the moon in 1969" would therefore be the example in the piece. If I were to write something without an example, it would be something like this:
"Universities today are conducting lessons in a way that focuses on acquisition of knowledge. However, employers today look not only on the knowledge of the graduate, but on human capital as a whole (which is more than knowledge)."
This paragraph has no examples (or at least in my definition of examples). It has analysis of the situation - i.e. what universities are doing, and what employers want. To create more impact, I would probably contextualize the thing to a nation, say Malaysia or Singapore.
And that WWII piece I wrote for 1119 wasn't what I wanted to write actually, but I decided to after my teacher recommended that I do not go ahead with my original idea.
That one would be about a man who runs a joint venture in a company providing international security management, and found out that his partner backstabbed him, so he killed his partner and ran to Cairo.