English Language & Literature

Analytical Paragraph Writing

Class 10

Analytical Paragraph Set 01

Analytical Paragraph 01

“The latest trend of online classes is a bane as well as a boon.” The given excerpt is taken from an article. Write an analytical paragraph in 100-120 words highlighting the pros and cons of online classes. Provide rationale/ evidences to counter or strengthen the given statement.

In traditional classrooms, teachers can give students immediate face-to-face feedback. Students who are experiencing problems in the curriculum can resolve them quickly and directly either during the lecture or during the dedicated school hours. Personalized feedback has a positive impact on students, as it makes learning processes easier, richer, and more significant, all the while raising the motivation levels of the students. Due to the lack of face-to-face communication between peers, students and teachers in an online setting, the students might find that they are unable to work effectively in a team setting. Neglecting the communicational skills of the students will inevitably lead to many graduates who excel in theoretical knowledge, but who fail to pass their knowledge on to others. The E-Learning methods currently practised in education field tend to make participating students undergo contemplation, remoteness and a lack of interaction. In schools and colleges, students have a proper environment for study. They are committed to learning with discipline and ready to explore creativity. To explore creativity and discipline we need to provide an environment for students to learn. When taking online classes at home there are fewer chances to create an environment for study. It required support from other family members. That’s not possible in joint families. This is a big disadvantage to study at home. Even getting the notification and mobile calls also disturb students to focus on study. Offline class in front of the teacher is highly focused on the topic and no one can disturb the classroom.

Analytical Paragraph 02

“The Glitz and glam of city life attracts a lot of people residing in rural areas every year.” The given argument is taken from a newspaper article. Write an analytical paragraph in 100-120 words analysing the statement. Provide argument to counter it or strengthen it by giving evidences.

Big cities always attract people and with the advent of globalisation and even before it, basic amenities, such as good opportunities of employment, education, medical facilities, water, etc. are all concentrated to cities only. People from small towns and villages come to big cities in hope of a better future. But these people come to big cities with no background or even place to live. This gives a rise to a mushroom growth of slums in cities. These slums have become an integral part of every major city and people live here in quite inhuman conditions. If such migration continue, then in a few years, the cities would be heavily populated which could result in lack of basic facilities in cities too. The villages in India are majorly agriculture based on which practically the whole country depends but villages are the places and villagers are the people who suffer the most. There is still no proper electricity, water, schools or hospitals available in villages. Erratic weather conditions also make villagers suffer lot. Even after trying, Indian Government has not been able to better the condition of villages and give the villagers their due. These are the factors which make the people of villages and small towns move to big cities in hope of a bright future. They migrate to cities and live in slums which is also causing pressure on civic amenities. There is an urgent need to deal with this problem. The government must either discourage migration of people from rural areas by providing them enough facilities to live comfortably in their villages or make these slums regularised colonies. The best way to stop the rapid migration of rural people and growth of slums is by creating better job opportunities in rural areas. Also, providing better education and medical facilities is necessary. Once, the rural people feel that they have all that they need, they won’t feel the need to shift base to the big cities.

Analytical Paragraph 03

“You are what you eat. Be wise.” The given statement is taken from an article. Write an analytical paragraph in 100-120 words to analyse the given statement. You could think about what alternative explanation might weaken the given statement and include rationale/evidence that would strengthen/counter it.

Eating a healthy diet and following a healthy lifestyle can keep a person happy and fit. Maintaining a healthy diet is about making right food choices about what to eat with the intention of attaining good health. Healthy food means nutritious food which are considered good for the well being of an individual. According to a recent survey school students are the worst victims of malnutrition which has adversely affected their academic performance. A major cause of this condition attributes to the junk food intake. In today’s hectic lifestyle where both the parents are working and the family set up is nuclear, the kids are often rewarded with junk food or in some cases literally survive on junk food. These food habits eventually effect the health of children and they suffer from life threatening diseases at the very early stage of their life. Obesity is one of the major drawbacks of junk food where the child is fat but physically very weak and fatigued. We should inculcate good food habits in children from the very young age. We should encourage them to eat fresh fruits, green vegetables, fresh juices, coconut water, etc. Schools should neither allow junk food in school canteens nor the children to bring it from home. Healthy food keeps us away from various diseases. By eating fresh food, we feel light, relaxed and energetic. Healthy food helps a person in enhancing physical and mental well being. There are several benefits of eating healthy food:

  • Healthy food promotes overall health.
  • They provide us a strong and healthy body.
  • Healthy food habits save us from obesity.
  • Healthy food is full of different nutrients which provide us energy and also keep our brain healthy.
  • Healthy food improves and strengthens our immune system and digesting.
  • Healthy food keeps a lot of diseases at bay.

We should follow healthy food habits to attain a healthy life. A healthy mind resides in a healthy body, therefore it is necessary to eat healthy food to possess healthy body as well as healthy mind.

Analytical Paragraph 04

“Tourism in India means growth of India.”
Write a paragraph to analyse the given argument in about 100-120 words. You could think about what alternative explanation might weaken the given conclusion and include rationale/evidence that would strengthen/counter the given argument.

The development of tourism industry will definitely lead to development of the country as a whole. India is a land of beautiful landscapes, rivers and places of religious, historical and cultural importance. We have innumerable tourist destinations which if used to their full potential can bring about a lot of development in the country. Tourism being one of the biggest and fastest-growing industries globally, affects the economic, sociocultural, environmental and educational resources of nations. Improving tourism industry in India would thus contribute to the development of the nation in many spheres. It will have many positive effects on our economy. It will help in the growth and development of various industries directly linked with the tourism industry such as those pertaining to transportation, accommodation, wildlife, arts and entertainment. It also helps in the creation of new jobs. A lot of revenue will also be generated through foreign exchange on payments received for goods and services provided. The development of tourism also enhances the living conditions of the local people.

Analytical Paragraph 05

The given information shows how some housewifes spend their spare time. Read the given information and write an analytical paragraph in 100-120 words describing about the given information:

  • 10% in knitting
  • 15% in reading
  • 50% in watching television
  • 20% in exercising
  • 5% in meditating

The given information states about the different types of activities housewives did in their spare time. The activities are knitting, reading, watching tv, exercising and meditating. The most preferred choice among the housewives to spend their spare time is to watch tv. Almost 50% females preferred it and made it the most favourite pastime. Next preferred choice is exercising which was preferred by 20% of housewives. Reading and knitting were neck to neck in preference and stood at 15% and 10%. 15% housewives chose reading to do in their spare time whereas only 10% preferred to do knitting. The given data shows that the modes of entertainment ie, watching tv and reading were preferred by most housewives to utilise their spare time. Healthcare was also a choice made by 20% housewives who preferred exercising in their spare time, but mental healthcare was at the back foot as only 5% housewives preferred to do it in their spare time.
To conclude the given data we can say that different women have different choices and it is also guided by the circumstances they have around them. As watching ty can be mingled with many other activities and many tasks can be done simultaneously while watching tv, it stood as the most preferred choice whereas meditation which needs utmost concentration and no disturbance was the least preferred choice.

Analytical Paragraph 06

Martial art is for self defense and discipline.
Write an analytical paragraph supporting or tearing down the statement with proper reasoning and facts. (100-120 words)

Martial Arts is a great form of exercise as it has a number of health benefits. From physical fitness to mental and physical enhancement, martial arts paves way for people to reach their peak potential. There are different types of martial arts and children should learn at least one type for well rounded physical growth and personality. Martial arts will help to teach children the art of selfdiscipline. It teaches restraint and patience. Learning martial art is a full body workout not only for the body but the mind as well. Having a competition or tournament that the children can aim for helps them to set goals in life and whether they win or not it helps them to deal with either outcome which will be beneficial in later life. It is also a good way to teach self defense without the aggression. If improves the reflex and can help in a number of day-to-day activities, such as driving and cooking. For children it keeps the mind sharp and in good shape to learn new skills. Martial arts can help you relieve your daily stress and help you focus on your task at hand, providing you with the opportunity to get rid of distractions. A common misconception of martial arts is that they promote violent behaviour but in fact it is quite the opposite. Martial arts teach children peaceful, non-violent conflict resolution skills and emphasise that physical altercations must be avoided.

Analytical Paragraph 07

“The land of Goddnesses is not safe for its own female citizens.” This excerpt is taken from a newspaper article. Write a short analytical paragraph on the safety of women in India in about 100-120 words to analyse the given argument. You could think about what alternative explanations that might weaken the given conclusion and include rationale/evidence that would strengthen/counter the given argument.

India is known to be one of the most unsafe places for a woman to live in. The statistics alone is staggering. Crime against women especially sexual violence is quite high and frequent. Concerns about safety restrict the mobility and activity of women and leave them with no choice but to strategise everything from timings to travel, how to walk, how to dress or commute. When we talk about women’s safety, the biggest question is how do we keep our mothers, sisters and daughters safe against violence outside the house. Women are often stared at, molested and discriminated against. Not only outside the house, they are even discriminated against at the workplace and in their homes. It is surely the responsibility of the government and each one of us strive for a safer world for women. Effective implementation of strict laws protecting women’s rights is the need of the hour. Offenders must be socially boycotted and severely punished to deter future crimes against women. Another imperative step is teaching self-defense techniques to women and girls at schools, colleges, offices and residential colonies. As long as the mindset of people will not change, women can never be safe. All we need to do is to be alert and considerate. We have to develop basic morality and nurture a value system that teaches respect for women. Women are not safe anywhere in the globe until the thinking towards women changes. So the actual need of the hour is a revolutionary change in the mindsets and conscience of men so that they view women with regard and respect.

Analytical Paragraph 08

“Joint family or Nuclear family there is no guarantee of a happy family.”
Write an analytical paragraph exploring the idea of a nuclear family and if it should be the ideal choice. You could think about what alternative explanation might weaker or strengthen the given statement. Include rationale and evidences. (100-120 words).

The nuclear family or smaller family is usually preferred and recommended in today’s modern lifestyle as it gives more freedom, financial stability and independence when compared to the joint family structure. While less conflict and decreased family stress is an advantage of the nuclear family, it also puts the family at a disadvantage. Conflict is a part of life, and conflict resolution skills are beneficial in school, community and the workplace. Nuclear families can develop likeminded thinking, leading to fewer arguments within the family unit. While joint family is like a nursery to teach social virtues. It helps to develop social virtues like co-operation, sympathy, sacrifice, affection, spirit of selfless service, obedience and broad-mindedness. Feeling of loneliness is one of important drawbacks in nuclear family. At the time of emergency one can get any help and support from other members. Joint family acts as insurance for the members of the family at the time of crisis. It provides social security to its members especially to the old, the infirm, the unemployed persons, the orphans, the widowed daughters and sisters as well. The choice to raise a family by the nuclear model does not guarantee success or happiness but can provide a basis for obtaining those ideals. Awareness of the possible advantages and disadvantages allows a big-picture view of this family structure. No family is perfect, but when you work together with family members, you ensure the best possible outcomes for everyone involved.

Analytical Paragraph 09

Write an analytical paragraph in 100-120 words on the importance of school and how it helps in the development of young minds.

There is no doubt libraries in schools make a difference to students’ understanding and achievement. They provide support for teaching and learning for both students and teachers. The school library makes sure that each student has equal access to academic resources, books, expensive reading material irrespective of their home opportunities or economic status. Not just students it provides teachers with full access to relevant curriculum, books, reference material, etc.
The library is a model for inquiry learning and building knowledge and confidence and seeking and processing information. It is a fundamental resource for supporting students’ learning and reflects and encourages collaborative learning and sharing of ideas. Another potential quality of the school library is its potential for comprehensiveness. Moreover a school library is the best place to learn how libraries function in general and how one should make effective use of libraries. Students who are regular to their library develop questioning skills and become creative and critical thinkers. It is in the library where students become active seekers and users of information. They learn to discriminate and use valid information that is relevant to their task. The school library thus aims to give every student the opportunity to learn, to enjoy reading and to enhance their knowledge and understanding.

Analytical Paragraph 10

Write an analytical paragraph on whether the Internet is useful or not based on cues given below.

  • Internet widely used
  • Interconnection
  • Easy and quick
  • Made our life easier
  • Various uses
  • E-commerce
  • No access in a few places

The Internet is a modern international computer network system. It is an interconnection method that makes access easy from anywhere. Internet is one of the greatest creative and popular inventions in the history of science. Its functions are easy and quick. A number dialled from the computer and a link to the Internet will soon connect to the outside. It has made our lives easier. The Internet has various uses like communication, learning, exchanging information, entertainment, etc. It is a milestone in the modern world of communication. It also plays an effective role in the field of trade and commerce. Today e-commerce has become very popular with customers. Because online shopping applications have brought a revolution in the world, which saves time and gives millions of options of one product at their convenience. Nowadays, millions of people have access to the internet facility. But many people in some areas of the world still don’t have access to the Internet.

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