英语专四写作范文(2)
日期:2010-09-11 附件下载:
 
Legalized?

Euthanasia, a quiet and easy death, or “mercy killing” as we call it recently has made the headlines frequently. Many people applaud it and argue that euthanasia should be legalized.

  As is pointed out, to practice euthanasia can benefit both the patient and his family. To a terminally ill person who is suffering excruciating pains day and night or living “like a vegetable”, to be allowed to end his life painlessly is a good release. To his family it is also a big relief considering the financial and emotional drain on them that having to sustain his life entails. However, the legalization of euthanasia may also bring with it problems our society has not previously faced. Is it humane, for example, that a terminally ill patient is thus caused to feel guilty for remaining alive because he does not want to die? Is it wise that a patient is killed alive simply because of a mistaken terminal diagnosis? And is it possible that euthanasia could be taken advantage of for some ulterior or even criminal purposes?

  Since the legalization of euthanasia will raise serious moral and social issues, the decision our society makes about euthanasia will undoubtedly have tremendous consequences in society.

 

My View of cheating on Campus

  Though it is contemptible to most of the students and forbidden by the university authorities, cheating is far from extinct. What’s worse is that those who cheat don’t consider cheating a disgraceful act.

  Students cheat on exams mostly because they don’t put enough time and energy in their studies. But through their “clever” tricks, they get high marks on the exams, and some of them even receive scholarships. It is not difficult to imagine how disappointed most hardworking students will be, and we are sure that there will certainly be students who will follow suit.

  Cheating will not only do great harm to the student’s initiative to study hard, but also affect the cultivation of the students’ minds. Exam is a fair system to encourage and stimulate students’ hard work at their lessons. If any unfair means other than hard work can secure high marks, there is no denying that the students will be encouraged, to some extent, to seek unvirtuous means to achieve their goals in life. The result may be that the society will end up in unfair competition.

  So it is of great necessity for the university authorities to take more effective measures to counteract the phenomenon of cheating on the campus. The measures may vary from case to case. But I think, the students must first be well informed of the negative effect on the learning atmosphere of the university and the student’s character. Then the students who were caught in the act of cheating can be criticized publicly, punished or even expelled from the university.

 

Marriage and Divorce in China

  The Chinese see marriages as a great