Essay Sample 39

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Comment on the following statement:

Mass media influences teenagers’ minds. 

What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Write 200-250 words.
Use the following plan:
—    make an introduction (state the problem)
—    express your personal opinion and give 2-3 reasons for your opinion
—    express an opposing opinion and give 1-2 reasons for this opposing opinion
—   explain why you don't agree with the opposing opinion
—    make a conclusion restating your position




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The question of mass media influences has been discussed for quite a long time. Some people say that it seriously effects youth’s consciousness, whereas others do not agree. They say that it does not have any impact on teens at all.

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In my opinion mass media has a major impact on young minds. First of all, television, radio and other media sources present information in a particular wayFor example, there is always a statement and then a few examples. It is an effective way of giving any information and teenagers' minds believe it, even if it is wrong and false. Secondly, mass media has other tools such as video interviews. For instance, they ask particular people about their opinion, sometimes manipulating by choosing certain interviewees

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At the same time there are people who claim that young people just watch TV, YouTube or TikTok channels and keep their own opinion about different situations around. Nowadays teens are clever enough to see the truth

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I do not agree with the statement mentioned above.  Everybody can get under the influence of mess media because people consider it an authority. Everything that authorized channels broadcast looks logical and obvious to teenagers, who often do not have enough experience and might mistakenly take their opinion as the truth

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In conclusion, I would like to say there are opposing views on this issue. At first sight mess media does not change teen’s consciousness, but in actual fact it does it. Thus, I strongly believe that mess media influences teenagers’ minds.

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