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Learning about the past has no value for those of us living in the present.

hatung94Threads: 6
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Author: Tung Ha
Nov 8, 2009, 08:04am   #1
TOPIC : Learning about the past has no value for those of us living in the present. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

Human Society is a long period of building and developing. From the time man lived in dank caves to nowadays when he lives in such a modern life with a lot of excellent facilities. The modern life, the excellent facilities was not a present from god. It was made by people of all generations who always learned from the past and developed everything they had learned from it. Thus, I totally disagree with the statement above that learning about the past has no value.

The first reason for this is that learning about the past brings us all the knowledge and information in the past. Without yesterday, there is no today. A society can develop only when its people inherit and understand the achievements of the precursors because the precursors' achievements were the foundation for everything to develop.. For example, before 1964 there was only black-and-white television but until now there are kinds of colour televisions that are slim and innovative such as LCD TV... The black-and-white television made the basis and gave inventors idea to develop the modern TV nowadays. Consequently our knowledge, success today is the result of constant work of our ancestors before.

Secondly, learning about the past is very essential because it makes us doubt and take consideration into earlier assumptions. For that reason, people will find out mistakes that were made in the past. This will show us which roads not to ever go down again and put human in a right way to develop. Learning about the past is not only learning about the history but also is learning from our and the others' mistakes. By this way of learning, people will become more and more experienced and never make the same mistakes again.

Additionally, if learning about the past has no value, people in the world could speak, could write by themselves without learning from anyone. This is impossible so the value of the past, in this case are the parents, are undeniable.

In a nutshell, the past is always a good teacher and we are still bad students who crave for knowledge. Denying the past also means that we are destroying the present and our future because no one can jump without ground to stand on.

silver_bulletThreads: 2
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Nov 8, 2009, 08:44pm   #2
I have no comment about your grammar
but I don't understand 4th paragraph. If it's conclusion, you should connect it with the last paragraph. If it only is one of all ideas, it's too general

thinhtvdhtmThreads: 41
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Author: thinh
Nov 8, 2009, 11:16pm   #3
hello hatung94. this is my essay, i wrote it 2 weeks ago.

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Nov 9, 2009, 03:25pm   #4
I see that Thinh and hatung94 wrote about the same topic, but I want to clarify that hatung94 did not copy the essay written by Thinh. I checked, and they are 2 different essays. Thinh's comment made it sound like hatung94 copied, but I do not think that is what thinh meant.

Here are som of the most important mistakes to correct:

Human Society has a long history of building and developing. That history extends the time man lived ...

Consequently, our knowledge and success today are the results of constant work of our ancestors before.

Additionally, if learning about the past has no value, people in the world should be able to speak and write by themselves without learning from anyone. This is impossible, so the value of the past -- in this case, transmitted by parents -- is undeniable.

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