Learning English in high schools covers 13 kinds of text. This example of discussion text is given completely with generic structure analysis to make students have a lot of references what and how a pros and cons text.
One of the requirement needed to write a discussion text is choosing a suitable topic. Not all topic can be written in the form of discussion text. This pros and cons text need to deal with a problematic issues. The issues should expose some pros and cons arguments. If student find such topic, they can easily write the discussion text in English. Below is an example of problematic topic which arouse the pros and cons arguments.
Pros and Cons of Graduation Standard
The implementation of the new graduation standard for High-School Students has evoked people to bring different responses. Some people’s ideas are for some others against the rule.
Some people agree with the rule because it indicates students’ mastery of the whole material or the competence they have managed to have over the past three years. The result of the final exam is also significant for students’ future study in the higher level. In addition, we are far left behind by our neighboring countries that have implemented a higher graduation grade standard. If the standard is omitted, then student will get left behind even further by those students from neighboring countries students.
However, some other people believe that imposing a high standard will not be effective. The results of the exams have proven to be unreliable. How can you asses the students’ competence only in a couple of days. A smart student for example, may get a low grade just because he is sick during the exam. On the other hand, an idle student may achieve the standard due to luck. There should then be an alternative way to the national exam.
Despite different points of view, the government’ relating party are intensely working on this matter in the hope of getting a better solution upon improving the high school graduate’s quality
That pros and cons about a graduation standard for high school is surely an example of discussion text. This kind of text is like an analytical exposition but it give more consideration on the other aspects of the issue.
Generic Structure of Discussion Text about Graduation Standard
As stated previously, that a discussion text is organized through a schematic structure. It is a kind of rule to gain the writing goal. The structure is:
1. Issue: What the issue which makes pros and cons is in the text
new graduation standard for High-School Students has evoked people to bring different responses.
2. Supporting arguments: Some people are supporting to the existence of the issue. The writer need to make the list and explanation
it indicates students’ mastery of the whole material
3. Against arguments: What are the arguments which do not agree with the issue. The writer must explain them to make balance view for readers
some other people believe that imposing a high standard will not be effective
4. Recommendation: After having balance discussion, the writer need to show the possible recommendation to lead the reader to make the best decision of the issue discussed
the government’ relating party are intensely working on this matter in the hope of getting a better solution
This example of discussion text is a bridge to connect an objective essay and subjective writing. Because the discussion text is in the group of exposition, it is very subjective actually. However the wide perspective on the issue by presenting some against arguments make a discussion objective enough. So be subjective but don’t forget to be objective hehe.