Category Archives: Reading

Hortatory Exposition

Apa sih sebenarnya hortatory exposition? Ya, sebenarnya secara umum hampir sama dengan analytical exposition. Baik hortatory maupun analytical bersifat agumentatif persuasif, artinya, penulis berupaya mempengaruhi atau membujuk pembaca melalui tulisannya untuk mendukung dan mengikuti sudut pandangnya terhadap isu atau persoalan tertentu. Seperti halnya analytical exposition, hortatory exposition juga diawali dengan thesis statement, yakni sebuah pernyataan (kadang-kadang juga berupa… Read More »

Mafia Style Executioner Arrested in Kuala Lumpur: Reading Practice 4 (news)

NLF Malaysia: The Malaysian police have notified the Singaporean police that a suspected murderer, Tan Chor Jin, who fled to Kuala Lumpur after shooting and killing Mr. Lim Hock Soon, has been arrested. The 39-year-old suspect, who is blind in one eye, has been dubbed the ‘One-eyed dragon’. It was alleged that Tan entered Mr. Lim’s apartment at… Read More »

The Blue Sky: Reading Practice 9 (explanation)

It is easy to see that the sky is blue. Have you ever wondered why? A lot of other smart people have, too. And it took a long time to figure it out! The light from the Sun looks white. But it is really made up of all the colors of the rainbow. You learn that the light… Read More »

Being an Entrepreneur: Reading Practice 7 (discussion)

Entrepreneurship comes with its share of ups and downs. The most obvious advantage is the opportunity to be your own boss. Being in charge and making the important decisions regarding your business can be fulfilling, but it can also be challenging. Here are more thoughts on the pros and cons that come with being a small business owner:… Read More »

Working at Home: Reading Practice 6 (discussion)

These days more and more people prefer to work at home. With recent advances in technology, including the Web, email, intranets, modems, cheaper fax machines and voice mail, working at home has become a popular choice. There are certain benefits that you would love. Please consider the following pros and cons before you decide to work at home.… Read More »

Homework: Reading Practice 3 (analytical exposition)

The amount of homework given to students needs to be reduced for several reasons. In short, time is limited in many students’ lives. At the same time, other students are showing alarming levels of obesity due to sedentary lifestyles. Lastly, family disharmony has increased as a result of stressed parents trying to get their children to do their… Read More »

Should Tablets Replace Textbooks?: Reading Practice 5 (discussion)

Publishing for the K-12 school market is an $8 billion industry, with three companies – McGraw-Hill, Pearson, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – capturing about 85% of this market. Tablets are a $72 billion industry with 42% of US adults owning a tablet. As tablets have become more prevalent, a new debate has formed over whether K-12 school districts… Read More »

The Deadly Stampede, 717 People Killed: Reading Practice 3 (news)

More than 2 million Muslims from around the world are in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj, a pilgrimage that all Muslims who have the financial and physical ability must make at some point in their lives. Many save for decades to make the journey. And the millions of people must perform a litany of rituals in five days,… Read More »

Waving Goodbye: Reading Practice 3 (recount)

We stood huddled together on the quayside as the occasional drops of rain started to fall from the gun metal clouds above us. I held my mother’s hand tightly and watched as the turning tide slowly moved the whaling boat away from the quay and out into the harbour. All about me I could hear women sobbing quietly… Read More »