• PrepScholar GMAT
    5 Day FREE Trial
    Study Smarter, Not Harder

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    PrepScholar GMAT
  • Veritas Prep
    Free Veritas GMAT Class
    Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Veritas Prep
  • Magoosh
    Magoosh
    Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Magoosh
  • e-gmat Exclusive Offer
    Get 300+ Practice Questions
    25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    e-gmat Exclusive Offer
  • Kaplan Test Prep
    Free Practice Test & Review
    How would you score if you took the GMAT

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Kaplan Test Prep
  • Target Test Prep
    5-Day Free Trial
    5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Target Test Prep
  • EMPOWERgmat Slider
    1 Hour Free
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    EMPOWERgmat Slider
  • Economist Test Prep
    Free Trial & Practice Exam
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Economist Test Prep
  • Varsity Tutors
    Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
    Register now and save up to $200

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Varsity Tutors

AOI - Please rate.

This topic has 1 member reply

Rating from 1-6

1
 
0% (0 votes)
2
 
0% (0 votes)
3
 
0% (0 votes)
4
 
40% (2 votes)
5
 
40% (2 votes)
6
 
20% (1 votes)
nutreino Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
28 Feb 2008
Posted:
11 messages

AOI - Please rate.

Post Mon May 26, 2008 10:48 pm
Elapsed Time: 00:00
  • Lap #[LAPCOUNT] ([LAPTIME])
    The primary responsibility for preventing environmental damage belongs to government, not to individuals or private industry.
    Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading.

    -----------------------

    According to the author the primary responsibility for protecting the environment is of the government and not of individuals or private industry. I would agree with the author to a certain extent. The initiative for protection of environment definately needs to be taken by the government, but at the end it is upto the individuals to obey the rules and laws laid by the government.

    Consider the example of a law which states that poaching of animals and uprooting of trees is banned in West Bengal, one of the states of India. The government can always set rules and regulations, but at the end if an individual does not consider his/her responsibility to adhere to the law it is next to impossible to recover loss of wildlife and vegetation. Inspite of government punishing the offenders, there were several cases of hunting of the royal bengal tiger for its skin. Only after the number went down to an alarmingly low of just 120 tigers, was the government aggressively into action to make people aware of not kiling wildlife. However a question needs to be asked is why does an individual realise his resposibility only when the situation worsens to become crises.

    Similarly the goverment of India has set rules for the amount of Carbon Mono-Oxide (CO) emmision from a vehicle. Goverment also provides free PUC (Polution Under Control) checkups for the vehicles. But if an individual or the manufacturing industry does not realise the the amount of damage CO can cause to the air, it is not possible to control the environmental air pollution. It is impossible to stop and check the CO emmision of every single vehicle passing on the crowded streets of India. Every individual should therefore get his/her vehicle checked for emmision levels and private service centres need to necessarily tune the vehicle for controlling the same.

    In conclusion, I would like to say it is our world to protect. Individuals or private industries can themselves take initiatives to protect the environment or if not then atleast follow the rules and laws laid by govenment. After all your son has all rights to see the cleaner and greener world as your dad has shown to you.

    Need free GMAT or MBA advice from an expert? Register for Beat The GMAT now and post your question in these forums!
    VP_Jim GMAT Instructor Default Avatar
    Joined
    01 May 2008
    Posted:
    1223 messages
    Followed by:
    13 members
    Thanked:
    185 times
    Post Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:43 pm
    This essay is pretty good. I gave it a 5. Here are some comments:

    First, I really like your examples. I would've liked to have seen one more example/paragraph, though. This would strengthen the argument.

    Secondly, I didn't like your conclusion. It seems a bit too sappy - I always try to be more business-like in my essays.

    Finally, and most importantly - try not to "agree to a certain extent" - pick a side of the argument and argue it. Don't come down somewhere in the middle.

    Good job!

    _________________
    Jim S. | GMAT Instructor | Veritas Prep

    Best Conversation Starters

    1 Vincen 180 topics
    2 lheiannie07 65 topics
    3 Roland2rule 49 topics
    4 ardz24 44 topics
    5 LUANDATO 23 topics
    See More Top Beat The GMAT Members...

    Most Active Experts

    1 image description Brent@GMATPrepNow

    GMAT Prep Now Teacher

    147 posts
    2 image description Rich.C@EMPOWERgma...

    EMPOWERgmat

    103 posts
    3 image description GMATGuruNY

    The Princeton Review Teacher

    102 posts
    4 image description EconomistGMATTutor

    The Economist GMAT Tutor

    94 posts
    5 image description DavidG@VeritasPrep

    Veritas Prep

    76 posts
    See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts