Saturday, 5 March 2016

Outline for opinion essay


Question : Learning about the past has no value for those of us living in the present. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

   Introduction- Human are forgetful. With the thriving job and satisfying life they achieve today, they are overwhelmed by pride that instantaneously deletes the memories of the 'indirect education' they received from the past. They could actually say " the past has no power on the present moment".
Thesis Statement- I personally object this opinion because understanding the past gives plenty of benefits to every individual especially to the people living in the present.
Reason 1 : Learning from the past provides the best guideline in making any important decision.

Supporting details : We can actually know the pros and cons of a particular decision when it has occur in the past. Therefore, the past helps us to pick a better option in every trial. For example, divorced women will find a better spouse when she makes her previous husband as a guideline to choose ( this is just an example ).

Reason 2 : Appreciating the past helps us to construct the effective strategies to face the relentless
challenges in life.

Supporting details : "Art of War" an ancient history book written by Lao Tze is used by many successful entrepreneurs for their marketing strategies although the content is all about the wars. Another simple example is when a student experiences failure in their studies, they have high propensity to plan a remedying study strategy just to improve their performance.

Reason 3 : The past teaches human to behave better than they used to.

Supporting details: Sometimes, we heard people says, the more experiences we gain, the more open minded we will be. This is so true if and only if we learn from those thoughtful experiences. For example, if we hurt someones feeling with our behavior, we will try our best to avoid expressing the same bad attitude to establish the friendship back. 

Conclusion : Learning from the past is so important in our life no matter how advanced we are in this world. Era is an unrelated variable regarding  the mistakes,  as human are constantly imperfect.