Let’s look at an example of a brief argumentative essay in which the author will try to convince readers that MTV is a bad influence for youth.
“The MTV television channel enjoys great popularity among a large sector of youth in all countries where it is possible to see it. However the attitude of the same is not responsible with its audience and are responsible for giving a distorted image of youth in a series of programs that undoubtedly represent a bad influence for young people, as I will demonstrate in the following essay.
To begin with, this channel has popularized programs in which the protagonists engage in absurd activities in which they are beaten and injured and have been imitated in other countries in a dangerous war to see who makes it even more difficult. Hundreds of young people have uploaded their own versions of the program to the Internet, convinced that it is something fun and that if their idols do it can not be bad.
The reality is that many end up in the hospital with serious injuries like bruises and broken bones. Unfortunately, there has also been some dead in performing these unconscious imitations.
On the other hand are the “Shore” programs where groups of young people live together in a spectacle of supposed reality that has little to do with authentic youth and in which doubtful values are promoted. Everything is worth to go on the television and be famous and the only objective of its participants seems to be having fun, spending money and practicing sex, yes, telling it for everyone to know.
The real reality is that most people of that age are graduating from college or struggling to find a place in the job market, starting to live independently and responsibly.
Television should foster positive values among young people as they bear the responsibility of turning this world into a better place. Showing eternal teenagers, sometimes in their thirties, with thoughtless and unconscious behavior gives a non-real image of most young people and catches on people who take them as a referent. For this reason I think that MTV is a negative channel that should not be seen by our youth. “