Here are more insightful outlines on ‘The book has no place in modern society’ question and the ‘Lifestyle or medicine’ question from Mr. Marc Lim. Pay particular attention to how his thesis statements often include a counter-arguments and qualifiers to make the response that more balanced and sharper. For example:
Q5: It is irrefutably premature to proclaim the book a ‘dead’ medium. As with all media in a technological era where we rush to adopt the ‘easier’, ‘better’, ‘faster’ and ‘fancier’, the book may have lost ground to the Internet, the eBook, cinema, television and games in its various uses but retains its elan. Its distinctive, tangible quality cannot and is unlikely to be replaced in a modern age whose interest in books is far above melting point.
Q11: While it would be easy to conclude that lifestyle is more likely than medicine to be the key to good health, the question itself is, on closer examination, untenable. The benefits of leading a ‘healthy’ lifestyle and using medication at appropriate times are impossible to doubt but any claim on one factor being ‘the key to good health’ is bound to be fraught with issues.
You can also take a look at this interesting video post from Ms. De Souza on the question on performing arts venues.
Lastly, here’s a link to more sample GP essays.