Jumat, 24 Januari 2014

Banjir Jakarta

Selamat datang, Hujan! Selamat datang, Banjir! Ucapan ini barangkali harus disampaikan warga DKI saat ini meski hanya dalam hati. Ya, setiap Januari, warga ibu kota harus siaga menyambut tamu tak diundang yang kedatangannya selalu mengancam kenyamanan: banjir. Dilalui 13 sungai besar, wilayah DKI yang rendah memang rentan dengan derasnya luapan air dari ke-13 sungai yang  hulunya berada di Bogor dan Depok yang lebih tinggi. Selain air kiriman dari hulu, banjir juga diperparah dengan perilaku sembrono membuang sampah sembarangan, pemukiman di bantaran kali, dan rob atau pasang air laut. Berbagai upaya telah, sedang, dan akan diupayakan pemda DKI untuk meminimalisir banjir, namun hasilnya tetap minim. Tiga faktor berikut adalah penyebab utama banjir yang selalu menerjang Jakarta.

Jumat, 17 Januari 2014

Example of English Essay



For Indonesian students studying English, writing an English essay can be a burden. Not only do they have to think about the content of the essay, but they also have to put their ideas in the language they are studying. They have to use the correct vocabularies, grammar, and sentence structure in order that their essay can be understood by the readers. Therefore, writing an English essay often becomes a difficult assignment to complete.

Kamis, 16 Januari 2014

The Effects of Child Bullying in School

Bullying is an act by the use of power to threaten or aggressively force domination over others. The reasons why people bully others might be because of some aspects such as differences of class, race, religion, gender, sexuality, appearance, behavior, or ability. Nowadays bullying is such a common “culture” which happens in many contexts of human life. This includes school, workplace, neighborhood, and even home. Does bullying have a serious effect if it happens with kids in school? Definitely there are many negative effects of child bullying in school; among others are low-self confidence, school problems, and depression.

Jumat, 10 Januari 2014

Education in Finland and Indonesia

It has been widely known that Finland is the country with the best education system in the world. It is proven from the result of Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) test which shows that Finland students achieve either the first or the second place, beating other students from many countries. Indonesia, however, is in the 57th place. This discrepancy must have something to do with the education system in both countries. What makes Finland students perform better than Indonesian students? There are three factors that affect the system of education in Finland and Indonesia, which are the society, the school hours, and the teachers.

Kamis, 09 Januari 2014

2014: Tahun Tantangan

Perayaan tahun baru 2014 baru saja usai. Kemeriahan dan kegempitaan pestanya masih terasa. Saat bertemu kerabat atau sahabat, kita masih mengucap, “Selamat Tahun Baru.” Ya, sesuatu yang baru biasanya membuat kita merasa optimis, bersemangat, dan berharap. Kalau di tahun sebelumnya kita merasa belum berhasil menggapai impian, maka di tahun baru ini kita diberi kesempatan untuk mewujudkannya. Di saat yang sama, kita juga membuat rencana bagaimana mengisi 365 hari ke depan supaya lebih bermakna, sukses, dan lebih sejahtera. Sayangnya, beberapa hal yang terjadi di minggu pertama 2014 memberikan gambaran bahwa 2014: tahun tantangan yang siap menerkam mereka yang terlena.

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