An opinion essay

An opinion essay

Learn how to write an opinion essay.

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Information will soon be so easy to find on the internet that people will not need to remember anything. Do you agree?

Nowadays all the information we could ever need is available online and some people say that means the end of having to learn anything.

It is true that these days everything you want to know is a few clicks away as long as you have internet access. However, not everyone has working internet all the time, for example in certain buildings or remote locations, so we do need to be able to remember information. Moreover, it takes time to look up everything you need to know online, whereas remembering something is immediate. The human memory is a much more efficient system.

Another problem is the quality of the information online. How do we know if it is accurate or reliable? We need to think about other facts we know and remember how to compare information from different websites. Knowing (and remembering) how to find certain information will be more important than knowing the information itself.

Finally, the internet is a good tool but it is not a useful replacement for our brains. If we did not remember anything, we would all spend even more time on our phones and computers than we already do, which is not good for society.

In conclusion, the internet offers us many things but it is still important to use our knowledge and memories. We need our memories to function without the internet and we also need to know how to use the internet properly.


  1. Read the question carefully. Respond to all ideas in it or all parts of it.
  2. Plan your ideas first and then choose the best ones.
  3. Introduce your essay by restating the question in your own words.
  4. Show understanding of both sides of the argument.
  5. Use linking words to connect your ideas.
  6. Draw your conclusion from the main ideas in your essay. Don't introduce new ideas at the end.

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Submitted by Hennadii on Fri, 11/12/2020 - 11:51

I think it's obvious that our life would never be the same as in the old days - the Internet changed it completely. We use it to communicate, get information, do shopping or work and it's great. I'm old enough to remember the days when the Internet became common and spread all around the world. Day by day it became more useful and powerful and now I just can't imagine my life without the World Wide Web. But! We still have to know a lot without the Internet. How to cook, teach, work and of course how to talk to each other in the real life. Virtual life and online knowledge are great helpers but not the equivalent substitution for the human intellect.

Submitted by Beth on Mon, 30/11/2020 - 05:36

In my opinion, it is worse for our society, also our health. We need to use our brain in everyday tasks. If we stop using our brain, that means we stop learning, and our brain will degenerate in the future.

Submitted by Yousef05 on Wed, 21/10/2020 - 16:17

this was a bit hard but i think it was worth the hard work. People should stop looking at their phones and computers or else u wont become a doctor.

Submitted by cittàutopica on Tue, 20/10/2020 - 18:33

It's a question too complex, for this reason it's difficult for me to formulate a satisfying answer. However, my first reply might be "worse".

Submitted by Merna on Mon, 12/10/2020 - 13:08

I think if we actually didn’t learn anything and only search, we would eventually stop develop and become like zombies

Submitted by Alexandra kawo on Mon, 12/10/2020 - 13:02

It was fun but a little bit hard

Submitted by Ugulhan on Thu, 08/10/2020 - 08:26

I think I would say the internet is the result of the development of technology, but it doesn't mean the development of knowledge of the human brain. We live 21 centre, and many of us will use the internet at home or in the workplace. However, this can not be to reinforce the knowledge of the human brain. The human brain is all time more active and forceful than instead of the internet. We can remember our first dress in school and a teacher without researching online materials. This can be proved the capacity of the human brain is the likely more efficient system than internet material. If you work in any subject in science, then you look for the materials which is available online. Let's say you found out the material online but How do we know if it is accurate or reliable? For that, you begin to perceive and analyse and these knowledges you will be memorized in your brain so instead of the internet memory the human brain will be more active.

Submitted by gachatama26 on Tue, 11/08/2020 - 05:41

Nowadays, Internet is very essential tool for us. However, I think just using the internet instead of learning something is not good. So, in my opinion, it would be worse. It’s important for us to balance with learning something and using internet. I’ll explain the reason why I think so. Of course, I can understand some good points of Internet. For instance, if we use the Internet, we can gain a lot of information easily and quickly. And we are able to know the thought and knowledge all over the world. Also, we can send information to anyone be internet. It seems to be normal, but it’s not normal. We can do them by just opening our laptop and smart phone. On the other hand, there are some bad points to just using the internet. By using the Internet, although we can get many information, we can’t acquire them as the knowledge. So, we can’t think by ourselves without internet. Also, it’s very difficult to distinguish wrong information. So, trusting the internet too much is dangerous. Conclusion, when we research something by the Internet, we mustn’t finish there. We have to learn it over the over again. So, the most important point is to balance the use of the internet with learning something. If we can do that the Internet will be the most useful tool for us. Shall we review our way of using the internet.

Submitted by SABRINITA on Thu, 23/07/2020 - 14:53

Is coronavirus the real monster Coronavirus is a type of virus which cause health problems . It includes: lungs problems, neumonía and neulogical problems. Many of them can be cause death. The virus show up in Wuhan , China in 2019. And it has been here ,with us, since then. As soon as it has appeared , the virus spread its letality all over the world, causing million of deaths .One of the big problem we have with COVID 19 , is that it is very uncontrollable and contagious. That’s why we have a pandemia . Nowaday We can say that China had failed in warning us before the virus has spread its dead in other countries. We can accused them for denied the real problem. We can argument that they has spread the virus because we are in war. I choose to listen the virus instead of get mad at it. What do I listen ? Since the pandemia has started I realized that people tend to behave in several bad ways. There are people who really wants the other get better and there are people who want to destroy everything. In behave of the virus, economical situation get worse. Leaders all over the world has been pushing it community to death. Selfishness, histrionic leaders tend to focus only in his power. Moreover, dictators appeared like fake goddes. They are spreading ignorance and poverty. Meanwhile people are dying of hunger, they are worrying about stupid things. So, when I think about the virus, i think about what kind of message i need to hear from it. And the message i really want to hear is, that is mandatory to be good people. It’s important to stay where the suffering appears. It’s necessary to be human being. To sum up, we need to be more reliable as community. We are alone as society. We don’t need fake leaders. We need us.