Source:  DISCUSSION    Tag:  causal connective

Discussion is a text which presents a problematic discourse. This problem will be discussed from different viewpoints. Discussion is commonly found in social text.
·         To present information and opinions about issues in more one side of an issues ( “for/pros” and “against/contra”)
·         Statement of (issues): stating the issue which is to discussed.
·         List of supporting points (argument for): presenting the point in supporting the presented issue.
·         List of contrastive points (argument against): presenting other points which disagree to the supporting point.
·         Recommendation: stating the writer’s recommendation of the discourse.
1.  Use simple present tense.
2.  Use thinking verb such as feel, hope, believe, etc.
3.  Use additive, contrastive, and causal connective such as similarly, on the hand, however, etc.
4.  Use modalities, e.g. must, should, could, may, etc.
5.  Use adverbial of manner such as deliberately, hopefully, etc.
The good and bad effect of television
Television becomes part of our life. Every day we watch television. People have different opinion about the impacts of watching television. (Issues)
The bad effects, most people say are television makes us lack of movement. We stay for a long time in our television. It’s not healthy life. (Argument against)
But, the other people say that television has a good impact. We can get much information for television. (Argument for)
We can conclude that television has a good and bad effect to our life. Our task is how to choose the good things and try to take away the bad one. (Recommendation)