Discursive Essay 2017- Due Next Monday

1. Robert Montgomery, whose work features in TEXT 1, sometimes uses advertising billboards to display his work.

Write a discursive essay in which you explore the positive and negative aspects of different types  of advertising.

The Article

2017

The views people hold today are often influenced by the news and information they receive from the online world of the internet and social media.  Write an opinion piece, for publication in a national newspaper, in which you give your views on the extent to which people today rely on the online world as a source of news and information, the reliability of these sources and the impact of this development on society.   

Text 2- A Connected World

2017 paper 1 text 2 Q 3.

(iii)     “Professor Garton Ash makes effective use of the languages of argument and persuasion to convince readers that today’s society needs more and better free speech.“ Do you agree with the above statement?  Support your answer with reference to Professor Garton Ash’s use of the languages of argument and persuasion in the above text to convince readers that today’s society needs more and better free speech. 

Classwork for 26th and 27th September

TO BE COMPLETED BY WEDNESDAY:

Write a personal essay in which you reflect on the “useless clutter” that is a feature of many aspects of our lives.
OR

You are participating in a public speaking competition for second-level students. Write a speech, that can be serious or amusing or both, in which you describe what you see as the essential elements of the Irish character.
(Both titles taken from 2016 Higher Level Paper 1)