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Computer Games Essay

This page analyzes a computer games essay and also notes how you can make good use of the question to plan and organize your essay.

You have to be careful with this essay as although you have to discuss the pros and cons of the issue, there is a second part to the question that is not about this.

Take a look at the IELTS task 2 question:

Nowadays many people have access to computers on a wide basis and a large number of children play computer games. 

What are the positive and negative impacts of playing computer games and what can be done to minimize the bad effects?

Remember to always analyze the question carefully. The topic should be fairly clear:

Computer games

Remember to also look carefully to see if the topic is being narrowed down to a particular aspect of the topic. In this case it is:

Children

Now you need to check what the task is. How many things do you have to write about?

Hopefully you realized there are three things that you can easily turn into brainstorming questions:

  1. What are the positive impacts of computer games on children?
  2. What are the negative impacts of computer games on children?
  3. How can the negative impacts be minimized?

Your answers to these questions will form your computer games essay.

You do not have much time and you have three things to answer, so one or two ideas for each is enough, as remember you will need to explain your ideas and give examples.

Now, take a look at the model answer.




Computer Games Essay Question:

Computer Games Essay Model Answer:

Access to computers has increased significantly over recent decades, and the number of children playing games on computers has increased too. This essay will consider the positive and negative impacts of this and discuss ways to avoid the potential negative effects.

With regards to the positive effects, playing computer games can develop children’s cognitive skills. Many popular games require abstract and high level thinking skills in order to win, skills that may not be taught at school. For example, children need to follow instructions, solve complex problems and use logic in many of the games that are currently popular. Such experience will be beneficial to a child’s progression into an adult.

However, concerns have been raised about the prolific use of computer games by children, much of this related to the violence they contain. The problem is that in many of the games children are rewarded for being more violent, and this violence is repeated again and again. For instance, many games involve children helping their character to kill, kick, stab and shoot. This may lead to increased aggressive feelings, thoughts, and behaviours.  

In order to minimize these negative impacts, parents need to take certain steps. Firstly, some video games are rated according their content, so parents must check this and ensure their children are not allowed to have access to games that are unsuitable. Parents can also set limits on the length of time games are played. Finally, parents should also take an active interest in the games their children are playing so they can find out how they feel about what they are observing. 

To sum up, there are benefits of computer games, but there are disadvantages too. However, if parents take adequate precautions, the severity of these negative impacts can be avoided.

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Comments

This computer games essay is well-organized and it directly answers the question, with each paragraph addressing one of the tasks.

Note how the topic sentences match the tasks (which have been taken from the prompt):

  1. What are the positive impacts of computer games on children?
  2. With regards to the positive effects, playing computers games can develop children’s cognitive skills.

  3. What are the negative impacts of computer games on children?
  4. However, concerns have been raised about the prolific use of computer games by children, much of this related to the violence they contain.

  5. How can the negative impacts be minimized?
  6. In order to minimize these negative impacts, parents need to take certain steps.

This is why analyzing the question is so important. This provides you with the basic building blocks with which to write your essay.



 

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

Nowadays many people have access to computers on a wide basis and a large number of children play computer games.

What are the positive and negative impacts of playing computer games and what can be done to minimize the bad effects?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own experience or knowledge.

Write at least 250 words.

Nowadays, children play computer games for long hours and they do not play old traditional games. What do you think is the reason? Do you think this influences children in a good or a bad way?

Computer games became a passion among people, particularly the children of the new generation. Although there are so many reasons behind this trend, I strongly believe that it will adversely influence people in numerous ways.

People are indulged in computer games, because of various reasons. Chief among these is addition to these games. These programs motivate pupils to involve in this more time by giving them new targets and scores. The competitive spirit in the younger generation like to break each level and gain more points faster than their peer group. Therefore, parents should keep an eye on them. Lack of sufficient outdoor space is another reason. Those who are living in cities, especially in flats are facing this problem. Ignorance of rules to follow a game and absence of enough friends to participate in a game, further keep them on computer games. In the virtual world of computer games, they can satisfy their suppressed emotions such as beating or killing and burst out their anger safely. Lastly, parental restrictions to go outside home due to the absence of supervision and security reasons block children from engaging outdoor games.

Admittedly, whatever are the reasons of engaging in computer games, I feel it bring lot of disadvantages. Their participation in outdoor games will diminish which are excellent opportunities of mingling with peer group in the outer real world; enhance their communication skills, and a good chance for exercises. These may pave way to isolation and behavioral problems. Hence, the games take away long hours, they may have issues like bad academic performances, lack of concentration and so on. Computer games are increasingly leads to obesity since these children are lacking exercises. Health problems such as back pain, eyestrain, problems in fingers and so forth, may give rise to drastic impacts in their future life too.

To conclude computer games are now gaining ground among children. One should choose the computer game, especially the time spend for it wisely by considering it's cons in their lives and the parents should supervise them.

Nowadays, children play computer games for long hours and they do not play old traditional games. What do you think is the reason? Do you think this influences children in a good or a bad way?

Computer games became a passion among people, particularly the children of the new generation. Although there are so many reasons behind this trend, I strongly believe that it will adversely influence people in numerous ways.

People are indulged in computer games, because of various reasons. Chief among these is addition to these games. These programs motivate pupils to involve in this more time by giving them new targets and scores. The competitive spirit in the younger generation likes to break each level and gain more points faster than their peers. Therefore, parents should keep an eye on them (specify why "them" are). Lack of sufficient outdoor space is another reason (include reason) Those who are living in cities, especially in flats(,) are facing this problem. Ignorance of rules to follow a game and absence of enough friends to participate in a game, further keep them (specify "them") on computer games. In the virtual world of computer games, they can express their suppressed emotions by beating or killing fictional characters. . Lastly, parental restrictions to go outside home due to the absence of supervision and security reasons block children from engaging outdoor games.

Admittedly, whatever are the reasons of engaging in computer games, I feel it brings lot of disadvantages. Their participation in outdoor games will diminish excellent opportunities of mingling with peers in the real world; enhance their communication skills, and a good chance for exercise . These

(specify what you mean by "these") may pave way to isolation and behavioral problems. Hence, the games take away long hours, they (again specify they) may have issues like bad academic performances and lack of concentration . Computer games are increasingly leading to obesity since these children are lacking exercise . Health problems such as back pain, eyestrain, and problems in fingers , may give rise to drastic impacts in their future life as well.

Computer games are now gaining ground among children. Children should be supervised and spend their time engaged in healthier activities outside of their gaming room.

You had a few awkward sentences and a couple ambiguous spots but i did my best to correct them, other than that you had a strong point and a very nice topic. Nice work!

Chief among these is addition to these games.


Chief among these is addiction to these games.

These programs motivate pupils to involve in this more time by giving them new targets and scores.


These programs are made in such a way to motivate players to set new targets and scores, thereby making them play for long hours.

The competitive spirit in the younger generation like to break each level and gain more points faster than their peer group.


... Good point.

Ignorance of rules to follow a game and absence of enough friends to participate in a game, further keep them on computer games.


Ignorance of rules to follow a game and absence of enough friends to participate in a game, is another reason for them to be fond of computer games.

YOuhave given some very good points :)

Computer games have become a passion among people, particularly the children of the new generation.


... very good opening :)

Although there are so many reasons behind this trend, I strongly believe that it will adversely influencechildren in numerous ways.


.... always keep the alignment with the topic; it is directed at children
Good introduction; simple, interesting and well presented :)

Admittedly, whatever are the reasons of engaging in computer games, I feel it bring lot of disadvantages.Their participation in outdoor games will diminish which are excellent opportunities of mingling with peer group in the outer real world;


You have not mentioned about anybody ( I mean children or people) in the first line. Therefore, the word "Their" in the second line fails to refer to anybody.

Good ideas and a well presented essay... pay attention to small technical errors you made here.... you are doing really good :)

1) If you could change one important thing about your country, what would you change? Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.
As per the change is concerned, change usually accurse whenever the activities dose not go normal and having problem in achieving the results.
If I given a chance to change one important thing at my country, I will change the current governmental system which is fighting against the corruption.

There are many reasons to change the system
Firstly Afghanistan is the first country which is full of corruption among all over the world.
Secondly there were many countries who given free donation to our country but it did not had clear result , still there are many people who are living under the poverty line, the GDP growth is not growing up and we have many people who are graduated from universities and colleges but are jobless.

Thirdly the countries and specially USA will come out from Afghanistan at 2014, the country need rapid growth, by any mean may be the extraction of the natural resources, well educated army, national police and many other governmental sectors.

to involve in this (for is missing) more time -->to involve in this for more time

joythblessy
I think there is nothing left for me to give feedback on, except for the last sentence.
(by considering it's cons in their lives) ---There is no apostrophe ( by considering its cons in their lives)

Keep it up

Hai...
Dumi and pahan..
As usual thanks for your valuable corrections..

Hai dev and Tutu...
Thanks for your concern and time..

Hai Sahr..
i was in confusion about that apostrophy..
A big thanks..

Tessy



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