The phenomenon of globalization which has some pros and cons is the best example of discussion text. The writer tries to reveal two opponent side. They are the advantages and also the disadvantages.
Most discussion texts which we find public and academic publication are arrange and composed with certain generic structure. They are:
1. Statement of issue: It states the issue which is discussed. In this sample below the issue is as quoted below. Some of these good and bad points of this worldwide phenomenon are obvious from some points.
2. List of supporting points: It presents the point supporting the issue. From the sample below the pro argument is seen as: There is a worldwide market for the companies and for the customers.
3. List of contrastive point: It gives other points which disagree to the issue. We can see the con argument as quoted below. Globalization may lead to loss of cultural identity
4. Recommendation: It state the writer’ recommendation about the issue. The recommendation is optional. Some time we find it but it is very often the recommendation is omitted from the structure.
Now, to see the generic structure of discussion like stated above, please read the following short pros and cons essay about the advantages and disadvantage of globalization!
Pros and Cons of Globalization
The impact of globalization visibly and largely affects the politics and the economy of the country but its effect on the mindset and the culture is noticeable gradually in the way people think and react. Some of these good and bad points of this worldwide phenomenon are obvious from some points. People favoring globalization state that there is a worldwide market for the companies and for the customers. There is a better access to products from different countries. Also, politics is merging and decisions that are being taken are actually beneficial to people all over the world. Cultural intermingling increases and every nation tries to know more about the other nations’ cultural preferences. In this process. we are actually coming across things that we like and in the course of time adopt it. However, there are also opponents of globalization. There is immense pressure on the employed people of developed countries who are always under the threat of their jobs being outsourced. Globalization may lead to loss of cultural identity as western ideas are always imposed upon the eastern thoughts.
After we know the sample, we can say that discussion is actually very similar to analytical exposition with additional opponent arguments. This is a balance view about certain issue. The two opposite argument presented to make readers decide carefully relating to the controversial issues. Happy learning English text online.