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Writing Persuasive or Argumentative Essays - In persuasive or argumentative writing, we try to convince others to agree with our facts, share our values, accept our argument and conclusions, and adopt our way of thinking. Elements toward building a good persuasive essay include * establishing facts to support an argument * clarifying relevant values for your audience (perspective) * prioritizing, editing, and/or sequencing the facts and values in importance to build the argument * forming and stating conclusions * "persuading" your audience that your conclusions are based upon the agreed-upon facts and shared values * having the confidence to communicate your "persuasion" in writing Here are some strategies to complete a persuasive writing assignment: Write out the questions in your own words....   [tags: Writing an Essay] 438 words
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Argumentative Essay: Gun Control is Oppression - When our fore fathers first came onto this land, they were oppressed by their rulers. These wise men decided to stage a revolt against their government and start up a new government, with a set of rules, laws and rights. They did not stage this massive revolt by negotiation, or arbitration but with blood shed on both sides. When the revolt was over, the fore fathers had risen to victory through the use of warfare and guns. They then decided to make a bill stating the basic rights that every man in the country could have....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1272 words
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Argumentative Essay: Guns Make America! -         With the possible exception of abortion, no other current issue has split the country in two like the debate surrounding gun control.   Both sides are equally adamant.   The pro gun side, as represented by the National Rifle Association, continues to oppose all gun control measures primarily on the grounds that any law restricting gun ownership is unconstitutional.   Proponents of gun control argue that gun violence is an epidemic out of control across the country, and call on federal lawmakers to stem the flow of blood with anti-gun legislation.   This side won a crucial battle in the debate two years ago with the passage of the so called  “Brady Bill,” Federal legislation that banned the production and sale of some semiautomatic rifles and initiated a waiting period and background check for gun buyers.   However, more recently than now Republican-controlled Congress, with the backing of the NRA, has reignited that battle with plans to repeal the Brady Bill....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 454 words
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Aspects of an Argumentative Essay - Aspects of an Argumentative Essay The argumentative essay is an essay in which you argue a point -- an essay in which you prove a thesis. The argumentative essay starts with an introduction. The introduction is the gateway into your paper, and it serves two roles. The introduction should grab your reader's attention and let him or her know what your paper will be about. Your thesis must also let your reader know what your essay will be about. By the time he or she finishes your conclusion, the reader should know what you intend to write about, what you think of that subject, and what specific statement you intend to prove....   [tags: Writing School Papers English Composition Essays] 868 words
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An Argumentative Informal Composition on Mullah - An Argumentative Informal Composition on Mullah Ever dream of having your pockets full of cash or swimming in a pool of green backs. Well, dream on unless you're an adult. It is pretty obvious that teenagers are far off from having our hands full of cash because of lack of experience in money matters, tendency to waste it on unpractical things, and the possibility of getting taken advantage of or robbed by a much more mature adult. Adolescents clearly have much to learn on how to manage resources....   [tags: Papers] 475 words
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Argumentative - Farmers: An Argument for Farmers Needing Help in Their Field of Business Agriculture is a tough field to enter. Farming is no ordinary profession, nor is it cheap. With farming, comes many risks - some even life threatening. As with any other profession, equipment is needed to perform the job effectively. In this field, the equipment is very costly. The prices of the equipment, chemicals, and seed are increasing whereas the prices of the crop are steady decreasing. How are farmers supposed to make a substantial income when the prices are overwhelming....   [tags: essays research papers] 865 words
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Argumentative Essay: American Have the Right To Bear Arms - Being a young American I have witnessed many problems with growing up in this great country of ours. We have homeless people who can't find work, rising inflation rates, an unbalanced budget, and more importantly, a problem with guns. Like every other good ol' boy, I am concerned about being the victim of a random shooting, but at the same time, I want to be able to take down a nice10-point buck during hunting season. Guns effect every one of us every day. They fill us with fear or they make us feel protected....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive ] 1502 words
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Free Argumentative Essays: We Need Trauma Centers - We Need Trauma Centers Due to the advanced state of industry a number of devices and machines have come into common use which, often through intentional misuse, result in very serious injuries. Two examples are the automobile and the gun. When a serious injury results from something such as an automobile accident the victim usually has a very short period in which to obtain emergency medical intervention before the shock resulting from his or her injuries is irreversible. Usually this period of time is not longer than one hour, and is often less....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 742 words
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Argumentative Essay: Guns Do NOT Kill People - Many stories like the following occur, but are hardly every published: Three robbers entered a Commerce City, Colo., residence, one of them pulled a knife, according to officials. The two men and a woman apparently had planned to rob an acquaintance: but the homeowner resisted the threat, drawing his semiautomatic handgun and shooting the two men. After the three fled, they called for medical help from a cousin's house. The police followed shortly thereafter. "As soon as they get out of the hospital, we'll be there to meet and greet them," said Sgt....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Gun Control] 1443 words
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Argumentative Essay: We Must Eliminate Animal Testing - The practice of using animals for testing has been a controversial issue over the past thirty years. Animal testing is a morally debated practice. The question is whether animal testing is morally right or wrong. This paper will present both sides of this issue as well as my own opinion. Approximately two to four million animals have been used in safety tests. Safety tests are conducted with a wide range of chemicals and products, including drugs, vaccines, cosmetics, household cleaners, and packing materials....   [tags: Argumentative Example Essays] 613 words
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Free Argumentative Essays: It’s Time to Put an End to Campus Isolation - It’s Time to Put an End to Campus Isolation A situation on campus which I would like to see changed is not so much the increasing ethnically and racially-based separation of student clubs and organizations, but the lack of communication and exchange between them. There are valid arguments for the various racially "isolated" clubs in that they provide a support network and common identity for students who might otherwise feel culturally marooned on a campus as large as ours. (Specifically, I feel that the "Iranian Students Club," "Armenian Americans" and "Hillel House," to name a few, all provide emotional support to students away from home and their native culture.) Perhaps one could even justify racial-based separation within an area of common interest on the grounds that common racial and cultural ties promote even better understanding within a common sub-group....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 544 words
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Argumentative Essay: The Appalling Lack of Gun Control in the United States - There is an appalling, despicable lack of gun control in the United States. In my opinion the manner in which the issue of gun control is approached in this country is bordering on criminal negligence in and of itself. The insanity surrounding this controversial issue is taking the Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights in the United States constitution way too far. I ask myself this question, could the Founding Fathers of this amazing country have possibly envisioned a world in which teenagers could casually walk into a classroom, pull out a loaded pistol and cold bloodily murder their teachers and fellow classmates....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 1095 words
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Argumentative Essay: Women Should Not Be Allowed To Go Topless In Public - Argumentative Essay: Should Women Be Allowed To Go Topless in Public      In the summer of 1996 Gwen Jacobs enjoyed a topless summer stroll during which she was seen by a local O.P.P officer, was apprehended and subsequently charged with indecent exposure. Gwen Jacobs pleaded not guilty in court and won the right to go topless in Ontario. This incident brought up an excellent question: should women be allowed to go topless on public beaches and in other public areas. The answer is strictly no, women should not be allowed to go topless anywhere outside of their own home....   [tags: Public Nudity Nude essays research papers] 869 words
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Writing Persuasive or Argumentative Essays - In persuasive writing, a writer takes a position FOR or AGAINST an issue and writes to convince the reader to believe or do something. Persuasive writing is often used in advertisements to get the reader to buy a product. It is also used in essays and other types of writing to get the reader to accept a point of view. In order to convince the reader you need more than opinion; you need facts or examples to back your opinion. So, be sure to do the research. Persuasive writing follows a particular format....   [tags: Writing an Essay] 1005 words
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Writing Persuasive or Argumentative Essays - Everyone needs to know how to write a persuasive essay. It's actually not as difficult as it seems. Give yourself time. Trying to cram an entire 5 paragraph persuasive essay within 100 minutes is not a good idea. Allow yourself enough time to brainstorm, write, and proofread. Put as much effort into your paper as you can in the time period you are given, including the steps below. Brainstorm. Writing a persuasive essay is very much like writing an ordinary paper. Of course, before you begin, you have to come up with a good solid view, a foundation which you can base your entire paper on....   [tags: Writing an Essay] 574 words
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Nonviolent Protests: An argumentative essay - From the Boston Tea Party of 1773, the Civil Rights Movement and the Pro-Life Movement of the 1960s, to the Tea Party Movement and Occupy Wall Street Movement of current times, “those struggling against unjust laws have engaged in acts of deliberate, open disobedience to government power to uphold higher principles regarding human rights and social justice” (DeForrest, 1998, p. 653) through nonviolent protests. Perhaps the most well-known of the non-violent protests are those associated with the Civil Rights movement....   [tags: Protests]
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Argumentative Paper: Legalizing Euthanasia - Most people do not like to talk or even think about death; much less the topic of ending one’s own life. However, for some, death is a desired alternative to living in agony. Euthanasia has been a topic of debate since antiquity, and both sides stand firm on their beliefs. The right to choose death is illegal in most countries. I believe in people’s freedom to do what they please with their own bodies. The basic right of liberty is what America was founded on. Euthanasia should be a legal option....   [tags: Assisted Suicide]
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America - Argumentitive Essay - Argumentative Essay “That Australia Should Resist American Influence” - Against For over 50 years now, the United States of America have been a source of inspiration for the people of our great nation. We watch their TV shows, listen to their music, eat their food, and this is all before we leave for work in the morning. Like it or not, America has had a positive influence on Australia, and their is no reasonable explanation to support an abandonment of it. Sure, people may choose to argue that Australia is a country that can stand on it’s own two feet and make it’s way up the world’s political, social and economic scale on it’s own, that is a childish fantasy....   [tags: essays research papers] 443 words
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Free Argumentative Essays: Euthanasia - Euthanasia Euthanasia means gentle or easy death for those who are incurably ill and in pain. So should a person have the right to take another person's life or his own when he/she is incurably ill and in pain. That is what whole of Australia is trying to decide. The N.T all ready has passed a law that legalise euthanasia in that state. Now other government leaders and members are in support of this are pushing for an Australian euthanasia law. Christian Groups and Anti-Euthanasia have seen euthanasia as a sin and a choice that no-body should make....   [tags: Physician Assisted Suicide] 814 words
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Argumentative Essay on Genetic Testing - Although genetic testing can benefit society in numerous ways, such as the diagnosis of vulnerabilities to inherited diseases and ancestry verification, it also has the precarious capability to become a tool in selecting a more favorable genetic makeup of an individuals and ultimately cloning humans. Genetic testing will depreciate our quality of life and may result in discrimination, invasion of privacy, and harmful gene therapy. In 1993 a pamphlet by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute was released heralding Gene Therapy....   [tags: essays research papers] 815 words
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Argumentative Speech on Baseball Contraction - Baseball Contraction will only hurt the Game I. Introduction A.     Baseball is the American pastime and has been played for over 125 years. B.     It is an organization that has teams in both the United States and Canada and it also boasts players from countries all over the world. C.     It is also a league that has been criticized for giving its players absurd contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Internal Preview--Major League Baseball is a multi-billion dollar organization with aristocrat billionaire owners and the most powerful union organization ever in the Major League Baseball Players Association....   [tags: essays research papers] 834 words
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Free Argumentative Essays: Euthanasia is Inhuman - Euthanasia is Inhuman A subject that has been disputed more ever since medical technology has dramatically improved is Euthanasia. Euthanasia is assisted suicide, or it could be ending a patience's suffering by letting him die. Medical technology is advancing so fast euthanasia is not needed to be a practice in today's society. Moreover, it is inhuman and against the law. Many people with incurable diseases have thought about euthanasia. Their families do not want them to go through the pain any longer....   [tags: Physician Assisted Suicide] 727 words
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Search for 'argumentative' to find 'opinion' essays - Odyssey Essay Being attacked by one eyed monsters, huge storms, a giant sea dragon, and scores of angry men were just a few of the perils Odysseus had to overcome. He did not only overcome them, but he did so in a way that would forever be thought of as heroic. Odysseus, the epic hero of Homer's The Odyssey demonstrates the Greek ideal of leadership, bravery, and devotion to the gods. Odysseus was a great leader and showed his leadership abilities many times, times where his men were ready to give up and accept their fate....   [tags: Opinion Essays] 642 words
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Free Argumentative Essays: Oregon's Euthanasia Program - Oregon's Euthanasia Program Since 1998, due to a legal opinion by U.S. attorney general Janet Reno, Oregon physicians have used their federal prescribing licenses from the Drug Enforcement Administration to order controlled substances - usually secobarbital - for use in terminally ill patients' suicides. However, new attorney general John Ashcroft was an outspoken critic of the Reno opinion when he served in the U.S. Senate. He authored a 1997 letter to Reno signed by seven other Senators urging a contrary opinion, and criticized her final ruling as "bending the law" to facilitate assisted suicide....   [tags: Euthanasia Physician Assisted Suicide] 566 words
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Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Violates the Second Amendment - Few issues incite americans more than the issue of rising crime and violence. This problem can easily be linked to the availability of guns."The debate over whether guns are a hallowed tradition and a right guaranteed by the Second Ammendment of the U.S.constitution or whether they are a fearful danger contributing to crime and violence." ("gun control") Due to the outbreak of violence in our society, some people feel that repealing the Second Ammendment would solve the problem. These people feel that repealing the Second Ammendment would solve the problem....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms] 1568 words
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Argumentative Essay: America Does NOT Need Gun Control - Americans are faced with a huge problem of violence in the streets, these streets have become a place where old people are beaten for their social security checks, where little women are attacked and raped, where teen aged thugs shoot it out for some turf to sell their illegal drugs, and finally where small children everyday are caught in the way of bullets during drive by shootings. We try to ignore the criminals in our society and how they hurt it, but we shouldn’t. We should take actions to stop these acts of crazy people....   [tags: Gun Control Essays] 1038 words
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Argumentative Essay: The Dangerous Expansion of Federal Power - In 1995, there was great consternation when the Supreme Court ruled that carrying a gun near a school was not interstate commerce. On May 15, 2000, there was great consternation when the Supreme Court ruled that rape was not interstate commerce. It is a sign of how twisted the law has become that each of these common sense rulings was by a narrow 5 to 4 majority. While the 1995 case involved a federal law against carrying a gun within a certain distance of a school, this year's case involved a woman suing two men for rape under a federal law....   [tags: overextension of federal power] 728 words
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Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Will NOT Reduce Crime - The right to bear arms is guaranteed in the constitution by the Second Amendment. Liberals are looking to amend the constitution any way they can. They want to ban handguns or at least restrict sales. Studies have shown that gun control cannot stop people from committing the crime. While the Founding Fathers of this country were developing the system of government, as set forth in the Constitution, many feared that a standing army controlled by a strong central government would leave them helpless....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 2058 words
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Should Workers Be Allowed To Strike? - Argumentative Essay - It is difficult to see how anyone could deny that all workers should have the rights to strike. This is because striking gives workers freedom of speech. This is justifiable, because Britain is a democratic nation. My first reason supporting the motion that workers should be allowed to strike is in order to bring to the fore poor safety conditions. For instance, in the nuclear power industry, any breaches of safety can have tragic consequences. If the employees are exposed to nuclear material, this could lead to serious illnesses such as cancer, leukaemia and radiation sickness....   [tags: essays research papers] 540 words
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Argumentative Essay: All Handguns MUST Be Banned - All handguns must be banned because they are the cause (s) of many deaths amongst the people of the world today. Gun violence result in fifty percent of today’s tragedies. Handguns causes too many deaths, the government need to make gun less accessible, and the law/law enforcement need to really enforce the laws they make. First, and foremost many handguns have claimed the lives of too many people. This is a very serious issue we must tackle globally not just in the United States. The same problem is killing our past, present, and future....   [tags: Gun Control Essays] 348 words
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Argumentative Essay: Handgun Ownership Should Not be Banned - Should handgun ownership be banned. I don't believe so. You would think America would learn from examples from other countries. When you take away handguns the crime rate rises. American citizens need to know their rights, responsibilities and safety of owning a handgun. The second amendment says, "A well regulated militia being necessary to security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." The second amendment was made for two things. It is there for first, to guarantee the individuals right to have arms for self-defense and self-preservation....   [tags: Gun Control Essays] 358 words
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Daniel Clowes' Ghost World: Argumentative Comparison - Pictured on the back cover of the comic book "Ghost World," by Daniel Clowes, are the two main characters of the book in full color. This strikingly significant image, surely shrugged off by most Clowes' readers, represents worlds of diversity within the frames of the book. Sporting pink spandex pants underneath her goldfinch yellow skirt and a blue t-shirt to match perfectly, Enid seems to live her life outside the bubble. She's a very dynamic girl, especially interested in her surroundings and people around her....   [tags: Ghost World Clowes Comic Book] 1622 words
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Argumentative Essay: Teachers Should Earn More Than Athletes - Why do teachers get paid so much less than sports players. A teacher mentors a child or teenager and gives them knowledge. A sports player plays a game in which they are good at and love to do. So why does a sports player live a dream life earning millions of dollars a year while a teacher is stuck living the middle class life. A teacher gives a student the gift of knowledge, teaching them day by day helping the student almost all the time. Giving the student the choice to do something great with their life....   [tags: Persuasive Essay] 480 words
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Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Laws Only Impact Law-abiding Citizens - Tom is running full speed, maybe even for his life. It is a perfect summer night in San Jose, and Tom and his work partner just left work minutes before. They were walking through a “bad neighborhood” when some thugs started hassling them, and yelling obscenities at them. Tom and his friend walked by them quickly soon to be chased by the thugs. The thugs were threatening Tom and his friend’s life. Tom and his friend continue to run till the reach a busy intersection where Tom pulls out a semi-automatic handgun from his backpack and points it towards the thugs....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Violates The Second Amendment of the Constitution - The U.S. should not have gun control laws. The Second Amendment to the Constitution states that, “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” This amendment has been around since 1791, and there has been gun control almost as long as it's been around. The National Rifle Association is an advocate of the Second Amendment and an opponent of those who propose restrictions on guns. Even Presidents Reagan and Bush are members, and Nixon, Eisenhower, and Kennedy were also members....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 384 words
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Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Violates The Second Amendment of the Constitution - Civilian ownership of firearms has for more than two hundred years been the very cornerstone upon which the liberty of the public has been supported. The very reason that Americans have never suffered a tyranny on the scale of Nazi-Germany has been due to the proliferation of firearms in the hands of the general public. The Second Amendment to the Bill of rights of the United States Constitution states "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." In order to understand that right, the modern reader must understand the semantics of the eighteenth century....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 977 words
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Argumentative Essay: More Concealed Carry Permits Results in Less Crime - Ocean City, Maryland, businessman and resident Stephen George was walking his dog late one night when he noticed two men in a passing vehicle turn off the headlights and swing back toward his business, Boat Doctor Marine, Inc. After watching the pair squeeze through the fence, George went to his house nearby and retrieved a stainless steel, .357 Mag. Revolver. Surprising the men - who were hefting new batteries back to their car - George commanded, "Hold it right there." He then instructed the men to keep their hands in plain view and marched them back to the business to dial 9-1-1....   [tags: Open Carry, Concealed Carry Laws] 623 words
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Argumentative Essay: Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence - Our nation has changed over the years. There is no question about that. The generation that my grandfather grew up in during the 1930’s and 1940’s has often been called “The Greatest Generation” (Brokaw). Why is my generation not talked about for our inventions and advances in technology. Maybe that the downfall of our generation has been the media and the influence it has on the public. There is no doubt that the media can spin a story into a shocking and scary account produced solely on the intent to sell....   [tags: Violence, Video Games] 1449 words
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The Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana - ... Marijuana should be legalize because of it Medical use, and Religion use, Legalizing Marijuana would also generate billions of dollars in revenues and taxes for the U.S government; whereas prohibiting Marijuana would cost tax payers billions of dollars every year. Marijuana has a Medical use, which people with certain health problems can benefit from if Marijuana is legalize. Marijuana can be used as a medicine because it helps stimulate appetite; moreover it help relieve nausea in Cancer and Aids patients, it can also be used to treat patients with eye disease (Glaucoma) and also to treat patients with Multiple Sclerosis....   [tags: argumentative essays] 1020 words
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Way of Seeing, by John Berger and Susan Bordo’s Beauty (Re)discover The Male Body - ... In brief, this allowed her argument to move smoothly. In John Berger essay “Ways of Seeing”, he presents a problem that learning assumptions affect the way people perceive images through art. He expresses how art is being taken out its original state due to learning assumptions. Berger’s rhetorical strategies were present effectively to his audience. The argument is logical when he mention this statement, “Yet when an image is presented as a work of art, the way people look at it is affected by a whole series of learned assumptions about art” (Berger 143)....   [tags: argumentative, writers]
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Logical, Ethical, and Emotional Argumentation - Many people and organizations use writing and visual methods to persuade readers to their view. In such pieces, the author will use many different tricks and appeals in order to draw the reader to his or her train of thought. According to Andrea Lunsford in her instructional book The Everyday Writer, these appeals can be broken down into three main types – logical, emotional and ethical. A logical argument uses facts, statistics and surveys to back up what the author is saying and is commonly referred to as logos....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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How to Write a Synthesis Essay - A synthesis is a written discussion that draws on one or more sources. It follows that your ability to write syntheses depends on your ability to infer relationships among sources - essays, articles, fiction, and also nonwritten sources, such as lectures, interviews, observations. This process is nothing new for you, since you infer relationships all the time - say, between something you've read in the newspaper and something you've seen for yourself, or between the teaching styles of your favorite and least favorite instructors....   [tags: Synthesis Essays, Argumentative Essays] 841 words
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Abortion is Morally Wrong - In my argumentative coursework I am arguing that abortion is wrong and not to be mistaken with 'Abortion should be made illegal.' I will explain later why I have made this statement. Abortion is the termination of an unborn child in its mother's womb for up to twenty four weeks of the pregnancy or in special circumstances e.g. Disability diagnosis a termination right up until the mother goes in to labour. I think the above definition is an easier and less harsh way of saying that abortion is the murdering of a human being....   [tags: Argumentative Essays] 1065 words
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The Negative Effects of Television - In the argumentative essay “T.V. Addiction” by Marie Winn, Winn relates watching television to having an addiction with drugs and alcohol. The television experience allows us to escape from the real world and enter into a pleasurable and peaceful mental state. When it comes to television, Marie asks the following question: Is there a kind of television viewing that falls into the more serious category of destruction addiction. I believe there is. Why do so many people, instead of doing what they’re supposed to be doing, put everything on hold and just focus on television....   [tags: Cause Effect TV Argumentative]
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Abortion is Murder - Abortion has been one of the most popular and argumentative topics that has still yet to be settled. Ultimately the question we can ask when trying to solve this issue is whether or not pregnant women should have the right to kill an unborn baby. Abortion is the ending of a pregnancy before birth takes place and is a moral wrong. Can we as a society call ourselves human if we allow the deaths of unborn babies to take place. Those who take the side of pro-choice or as also known as pro-abortion often use statements concerning life, humanity, human rights and freedom to support their claims....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive, pro-life] 1038 words
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Analysis of Thomas Jefferson's From Notes on the State of Virginia - ... For example, when Jefferson attempts to prove that the blacks are inferior to the whites physically, he simply states that “[blacks] have less hair on the face and body” and skips to his next point without presenting any evidence or statistics (380). The conclusion he draws here is only based on a small population of blacks he observes, lacking sufficient evidence to convince readers of his point. Besides, by asserting statement that can degrade a whole race without sufficient proofs, Jefferson can offense some readers....   [tags: use of argumentative strategies]
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Modern Technology and It's Effects - ... Children can averagely spend six hours each day watching television or playing their video game because of its entertainment (Sawyer, 2010). This huge period of time causes children to continue experiencing limited contact with others. Some of them are so addicted so much that do not want to communicate to others but spend time doing their own thing. When a group of 4-6 year old was asked to decide between spending time with their parent and watching television, more than a half of them would rather watch the television....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Health, Outdoors]
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Abortion Must be Illegal - Oliver Wendell Holmes was born on March 8, 1941 and died on March 6, 1935. He was a vigorous political figure during his life time. He served as associate justice in the US Supreme Court from 1905 to1982. He was a great political philosopher of his days and his ideas are still remembered. According to Holmes, “the nature of legal language can obscure and hide the social interests and social advantages to some that a law promotes.” Holmes view about legal language is that law promotes social goodness for people but the manner in which the language of law is interpreted can be a block to providing equal justice to all human beings....   [tags: Argumentative] 1719 words
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Examining the Effectiveness of Secret Service Training - Do Special Agents Receive Effective Training to Protect the President of the United States. Examining the Effectiveness of Secret Service Training Abstract United States Secret Service special agents are charged with the primary responsibility of protecting elected officials. Agents are the backbone of the Secret Service and receive more training than any other law enforcement agency in the United States. The training they receive is un-like any other training they have ever experienced. The Secret Service is the only agency that trains its agents to shield and physically cover the protectee with his/her own person....   [tags: Argumentative]
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IQ test - According to the website, I have an IQ of 113. I feel as though a site like www.iqtest.com could produce a “g” score because they make you pay too see an analysis of your results, which indicates to me that they put some effort into producing fairly accurate scores. General intelligence, also known as “g”, describes an individual’s specific mental ability, which is measured by tasks on an IQ test (Myers p. 405). The site breaks down your overall IQ results into different categories of intelligence and gives you an IQ score for how well you tested in a given area....   [tags: Argumentative] 1085 words
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America Needs a Aational Speed Limit - With the introduction of the automobile in the early 1900s, laws have been instituted to protect drivers on the road. With these laws come lawbreakers who put their agenda in front of the well being of others. Tens of thousands of lives have been lost, billions of dollars have been spent, and pollution has grown exponentially because of drivers travelling at high speeds on roads (Hartman). To conserve fuel and save lives, the fifty-five (55) miles per hour national speed limit should be restored....   [tags: Argumentative]
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People who want to have children should take a child-rearing course - A north Florida mother was recently accused of shaking her infant baby to death for interrupting her FarmVille game on Facebook. The 22-year-old mother, Alexandra Tobias, pled guilty to the charges and told investigators that “she became angry after the baby cried while she was playing the computer farm simulation game, and she shook him.” (CBS News, 2010) After that, she stated that she smoked a cigarette to compose herself, then proceeded to shake the baby again, possibly killing her child through traumatic head injury....   [tags: argumentative]
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The Harmful Effects of Pornography - Whether pornography is an excuse to make acts of violence public. A big number of famous scholars, no matter men or women, have given their opinions. Each of them has their own view, but we can sort them into two groups, which are against to serious censorship and willing to convict and uproot pornography. Because of pornography, women’s status can never be equal to men’s. Recently, a revolution about the perception of moral values comes out in the world, which refers to how deep the changes of the method people think and act....   [tags: argumentative] 1630 words
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IT Support Specialist - In the world of Information Technology, Support Specialists work with a wide variety of customers. Many of our customers' are unfamiliar with the computer and how to troubleshoot issues specific to their software. By providing customers’ with documented tutorials and training sessions, known as in-services, it will help decrease confusion, increase their comfort level, assist in providing more accurate information and educate them on department software and basic computer knowledge. As a Support Specialist, I have firsthand experience with the communication barrier between customers and IT Professionals....   [tags: argumentative] 1065 words
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Violence Duo to Mass Media - As television and video games become more popular due to technology, so does the increase in violence. With the increase of technology more children are playing video games or watching television shows, rather than playing outside. As some television shows and video games provide an educational experience for younger children, most provide an act of violence. Sixty-six percent of children programs have violence associated with the television show (Hamilton 111). While most children television shows have the good vs....   [tags: argumentative] 1410 words
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How the Media Influences Our Society - The media has always been an extremely influential way of entertainment in our everyday lives. Most people can name a few celebrities they look up to as role models. Looking at each of the respected celebrities it’s easy to name off at least five facts about them. With that said, it’s very easy to indicate that the media has a great impact on our society. An obvious way to see this is to look at the violence in our communities. Review especially our crime dealing with the minors of this country....   [tags: argumentative] 1159 words
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U.S. and Host Countries Outsourcing Problem - Many people have mixed thoughts and feelings about the principle of outsourcing being good in the U.S. and host countries. This brings up the idea, should the U.S. continue with minimal regulation if there are no issues. Should one think to keep minimal regulations or actually reform to stricter regulations. How does outsourcing effect the U.S.. If taken in perspective, outsourcing effects should be analyzed. Cheaper products for U.S. citizens, profits and revenues, and economic gains might be ideal for some however, many look over the negative effects concerning the same ideals....   [tags: argumentative] 1153 words
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Prejudice: Fantasia Barrino - On November 21, 2010 thousands of ebony- skinned women, young and old, tuned in to VH1 to support Fantasia Barrino. These women are proud to learn that she has not only written a sitcom but actively seeks a producer; the viewers finally see Fantasia finding a constructive use of her time. Fantasia has a devoted fan base willing to forgive even the most prominent blunders presented on her show, such as failing to get her G.E.D., being reckless with her money, and dating a married man. Despite all these mistakes, Fantasia still identifies with an audience that accepts her and believes in her ability to grow and to give hope....   [tags: argumentative] 1099 words
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Women Are Strong Enough To Overcome The Disadvantages in Sports - Each year, thousands of college students pursue athletics as part of their school career. As with all other aspects in life, scholarships and sport choices provide women with different opportunities than men. This has been a recurring issue ever since women began participating in university athletics on a steady basis. Although some changes have attempted to instill equality, today’s society still does not keep males from having the upper hand in the athletic world. Because of the lack of funding and opportunities, female athletes suffer unfair disadvantages to men in the area of athletics....   [tags: argumentative] 1275 words
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Momework Must Be Banned. - I stared at the row of C’s and D’s on my yellow report card for the third time, head shaking in disbelief. It couldn’t be. Not after a quarter of all-nighters bent over my desk. My teachers all said that my homework grades had added up before returning to the piles of unfinished grading on their own desks. My parents weren’t satisfied with my explanation, even when I pointed out that many of my friends suffered the same plight. Most kids and adults hate homework, whether they’re forced to do it, create it, or grade it....   [tags: argumentative] 744 words
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Politically Correcting an American Classic - In 1884, a book by the name of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published and released into the public spectacle. Mark Twain's novel of childhood misadventures takes place in the American deep south, and unlike other writers of the time, Twain had an unorthodox approach to the story's narrative style; that is, he wrote the tale in the vernacular of the book's setting (Shmoop.com). That same vernacular is being censored some one hundred and twenty seven years later, by a publishing company named NewSouth Books, who has released a version of the novel that replaces the amply used word, 'nigger', with what they believe to be less offensive in the word, 'slave'....   [tags: argumentative] 915 words
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Nuclear Power Plants, America’s Solution - There are millions of people who contribute to a large bias against nuclear technology and would prefer the continued use of natural resources. The “use of nuclear power continues to be a highly debatable topic especially because of the recent developments that have resulted in the misuse of nuclear energy produced“ ( Malyshkina, 2010). In the face of nuclear energy’s societal uncertainty, this new advancement in technology offers many benefits for a world that has dwindling natural resources at a rapid rate....   [tags: argumentative]
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The Adverse Effects of TV - ... With distractions such as television and cell phones, students no longer prioritize education over entertainment. They are brainwashed by technology to become lazy slobs who do what is minimal to simply get by. In his 2011 State of the Union Address, President Obama recognized the threat of American technology on education. He urged parents to make sure the TV is turned off and homework gets done. The president cajoled parents to teach children the importance of hard work and discipline so that they can ensure the advantages of future technological innovation....   [tags: Argumentative] 771 words
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We Must Take Action Against Suicide - I was at a volleyball tournament in Chicago. We had just lost the championship game and all my teammates were clearly upset. My coach emerged from the locker room; her eyes were swollen and red from crying. Suddenly, every phone began vibrating, ringing, and lighting up. Confused, I read the thirty-two text messages I had received in the span of ten minutes. Every single one contained the same message, Karen was gone; she had committed suicide. From that day forward the word suicide has never held the same context....   [tags: argumentative] 945 words
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School Uniforms: Kids Should Wear Them - Many have argued that school uniforms have been a successful source to putting an end to combatants and bringing about order and stability in a school setting. However, others argue that school uniforms put a barrier between students and their personal character. In addition, there are many people who consider clothing as being a way to define the individual's originality. On the other hand, there are people who are in favor of enforcing school uniforms, because they have concluded that it does eliminate students from being assaulted by peers....   [tags: argumentative] 830 words
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