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The Persuasive Text

- The purpose of a persuasive text is to change or alter the viewpoint of the reader for it to agree with the author’s perspective. The intention of this specific text is to persuade the reader to help end poverty today by joining ‘Make Poverty History’ and it uses persuasive language and techniques to do this – this essay will explain the effect on the reader and will focus on analysing persuasive language. Pronouns are an effective persuasive language technique because they address the reader directly....   [tags: persuasive text]

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Persuasive Speech: Everyone Should Use a Seat Belt While in a Car

- TOPIC Why we should use seatbelt when driving a car SPECIFIC PERPOSE To persuade my audience to use the seat belt in car. CENTRAL IDEA There are three reasons why we should use seat belt when driving which are preventing death when an accident occurs, cultivate themselves too not violate the law and protecting our passengers. INTRODUCTION I. Seatbelt is a very important component when we all drive a car or other vehicle. The main purpose of seat belts is to provide greater safety to the driver when driving car but at the moment, people do not care about the importance of wearing seatbelt....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Speech: Why You Should Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

- Persuasive Speech: Same sex marriages General Purpose: To persuade Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade the audience to agree that same-sex marriages should not be legal Central Idea: The audience will realize the vices and social disorders created by legalization of same sex marriages in order to preserve marital norms INTRODUCTION I. Same sex marriage is a trending topic if not a trendy one. Countries throughout the globe are pressured with the question of homosexuality being an issue of right or morality....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Speech : Persuasive Skills

- Persuasive skills are becoming more and more important in today’s workplace. You as a business student need to understand the effective techniques needed to influence your fellow employees and bosses on the job. Persuasion can change the whole mindset of a company’s employees and employers and it can change how a business runs thing; this is why persuasive skills are such important skills to have. Persuasion can be conveyed face-to-face or through other ways such as Internet or TV. To be an effective persuader, you first need to understand what persuasion is....   [tags: Persuasion, Regulatory Focus Theory, Need, Want]

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Kelly and Sale: Persuasive Or Pointless?

- Kelly and Sale: Persuasive Or Pointless. Unarguably, since technology has been introduced, it has had profound effects, permeating not only onto society, but our entire ecological system. To categorize the effects of technology as predominantly beneficial or detrimental, as Kevin Kelly and Kirkpatrick Sale claim in their interview, is difficult. "Interview With The Luddite" captures and vividly illustrates their seemingly pointless and underdeveloped ideas. Kelly, protechnology, and Sale, a contemporary neo-Luddite, discuss many technological issues, including the automation of the labor force, oral tradition, literacy, and civilization....   [tags: Kelly Sale Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Persuasive Speech: The Benefits of Volunteering

- I. Introduction A. Attention Getter: Has anyone ever stopped to help you when you were in need. How did it make you feel. B. Thesis Statement: Volunteering in your local community will help those around you and help you feel like you have contributed something positive and it is easier than most people think. C. Speaker Credibility Statement: If we all did our part to help those in need, our community would be a better and safer place to live. By doing this, we can achieve a greater sense of accomplishment....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Speech on Oceanic Exploration

- Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience to view oceanic exploration as a valuable undertaking. INTRODUCTION I. Opening Statement: Forget about exploring outer space, we should concentrate on something a lot closer that we only know a small fraction about - Earth’s oceans. II. Central Idea: To show the benefits of Government funded exploration and examination of the oceanic environments across the globe. III. Credibility Statement: I have gathered information from various online sources and periodicals to illustrate the importance of our undersea environment....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]

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Compare Contrast Two Persuasive Arguments

- Compare Contrast Two Persuasive Arguments Should legendary coach Bobby Knight been fired from the University of Indiana. Does the punishment fit the crime. The two articles “The Knight Who Thought He Was King,” and “Knight Fall” try to answer these two controversial questions. Each of these articles present the debated issue in their own distinct ways. “Knight Fall” is written in a way that the reader really doesn’t know what side the author is choosing, that is until the last few sentences. On the other hand, the other article is very distinct, and the reader knows for a fact, just from reading the first few sentences, that the author is not what you call a “Bobby Knight fan.” Both of the...   [tags: Comparison Between Persuasive Arguments]

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Persuasive Writing Persuasive Essay Writing

- Persuasive Essay Writing. Main mistakes to avoid. What is persuasive essay. What is the purpose of persuasive essay writing. Persuasive essay writing can also be referred to as an argumentative essay. This is because it uses argument and cognition to drive a point home that one idea is more valid than another idea. It also tries to convince a reader to embrace a certain idea. Therefore in persuasive essay, what are persuasive are the arguments one tries to put across in order for his or her point to be adopted....   [tags: Essay, Writing, Five paragraph essay, Persuasion]

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Persuasive Speech: Solar Power

- Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that that solar power should become the main form of alternative energy in the Unites States. Introduction: Attention Getter: Let’s look ahead fifty years and see what the world is like. Imagine a world that is in total war with no end in sight. The cause behind this war is simple, oil. Everyone is fighting over those last few reserves of oil. How can this future be prevented. The answer is solar power. Claim: Solar power has the potential to become the United States main supply of energy and replace are needs for more conventional and harmful forms of power generation....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Letter For Writing Persuasive Messages

- Persuasive message are written with the intent to change a reader’s attitude, beliefs, or action in your favor. In business, persuasive messages may involve requests regarding products and services (sales situations), or other non-sales situations such as requests for claims and adjustments, requests for change in policy, for change in performance, or requests for personal contribution. This paper explores the similarities in the recommended techniques for writing persuasive business messages, irrespective of the overall discipline for which the messages are written....   [tags: Regulatory Focus Theory, Persuasion, Audience]

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Persuasive Speech: Why Be an Organ Donor

- Specific Purpose Statement: to persuade General-purpose statement: to persuade my audience to become organ donors and sign up online Central Idea: my central idea are what organ donation is and how it works, arguments against organ donation and refutations, and how to become an organ donor and benefits of organ donation Good evening, everyone I want to start by doing a quick poll, just raise your hand once I asked the question. Has anyone here ever saved a life from ending. If a good portion say, “you can save even more people by becoming an organ donor.” If not a good portion say “who here will save someone’s life if it is as easy as writing two word?” You are all in luck....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Speech: Everyone is Entitled to a Fair Trial

- No doubt you've probably heard the term 'innocent until proven guilty' once or twice in your life. Although this concept isn't directly stated in the constitution, it is absolutely indispensable to our justice system; but with the rise of communication through technology in recent years, it is not always a right that's guaranteed. Every American in the United States is entitled to a fair trial, but with the ever increasing prevalence of social media in every day life are our trials really fair....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Speech: Do Not Eat Fast Food

- Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade the audience not to eat fast food. Relevance: You all have probably experienced fast food sometime throughout your life. Credibility: The first thing that comes to mind when mentioning fast food is greasy, oily, unhealthy garb, yet most of us consume junk food on a daily basis anyway. There are over 300,000 different fast food restaurants in the US. People frequent them because of convenience (quick and usually cheap). In such a fast-paced society, people are eating more fast food than ever before (Stefanov, Sebastien)....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Speech: We Must Prevent Teen Pregnancy

- I. Attention/Introduction: A. Attention Getter: The amount of teenagers that get pregnant around the age of 15 through 17 is quite concerning. Even though most Teenage Pregnancies are unintentional, it still means that there are chances of them becoming pregnant. B. Credibility: (history of your issue)”3 in 10 teen American girls will get pregnant at least once before the age of 20. That’s nearly 750,000 teen pregnancies every year. From 1990 to 2008, the teen pregnancy rate decreased 42 percent....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Speech: You Should Travel to Nepal

- Good Afternoon everyone; My presentation topic today is: why you should travel Nepal. Let's begins with Bob Seger's legendary song: "Kathmandu" I think I'm goin' to Katmandu, That's really really where I'm going to If I ever get out of here That's what I'm gonna do Kkkkkk, Katmandu I think it's really where I'm going to If I ever get out of here I'm goin to Katmandu...... Capital city of Nepal,Kathmandu is as beautiful as this 14 stanzas song. Wedged between the high wall of the Himalaya and the steamy jungles of the Indian plains, a small land-locked country Nepal is a land of snow peaks and Sherpas, yaks and yetis, monasteries and mantras, situated between India and China....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Writing : Stem Majors

- From my experience, I have been struggling with making a strong persuasive case and supporting my claim with enough and proper evidence. It has always been a hindrance for me to find supporting evidence and sufficient amount of evidence to support my claim. In a perspective, this syllabus plan also inspires me of how to further improve my persuasive writing skill. I think that it would be very beneficial to have a persuasive writing English class. Every day there will be some sort of small arguments, or small talks, with persons that you interact with....   [tags: Critical thinking, Thought, Evidence, Skill]

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Persuasive Speech: Salem Witch Trials Persuasive Speech

- Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience to stop the witch-hunts Character: Concerned citizen of Salem just before the hanging of Rebecca Nurse and John Proctor Concerned citizens of Salem, if it were a good mornin' I would bid you that, however it is not. This mornin' a grave injustice is looming like the grey clouds before a storm. This morning we will bear witness to yet another brutal and senseless murder of two innocent Christians, Rebecca Nurse and John Proctor. Ladies and gentlemen, for four long months the very court that proposed to protect us from all evil has deceived us and in fact perpetuated the evil doings running rife throughout our fair town....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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Rhetorical Strategies : A Persuasive Message

- A persuasive message tries to convince the audience to agree to the speaker’s position. For instance, the goal of persuasion is to lead. On account of this, persuasion is just a logical and well supported arguments; an argument is the enounce of the orator’s position with the aid of the rhetorical strategies (logos, ethos and pathos).But the question is how to be a successful persuasive speaker. The response is easy, convince the audience or change their behaviour without using any strategy that violate any of the ethical principles....   [tags: Logic, Rhetoric, Inductive reasoning, Argument]

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Persuasive Essay : ' Remember The Titans '

- Defending Titles Diversely: A Persuasive Essay about the Lack of Diversity in Sports Many Americans have seen or at least heard of the movie “Remember the Titans.” The classic film focuses on a school that is blending black and whites and taking on an African American head coach. The coach knows the importance of winning, but also knows the team must work together to get those wins and have respect for every single person in the locker room. Although coach Boone was still put in a tough situation with the school board and the community, he was able to lead his team, with the help of a white assistant coach, to an undefeated season....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race]

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Persuasive Speech: Hope Is the Most Powerful Force in the Universe

- Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that hope is the most powerful force in the universe We gather here at a crucial time, at a turning point in history. Extremist terrorism is on the rise, and America has been fighting multiple wars for as long as I can remember. Yes, pity me, for it is a disheartening time, which is why Aristotle’s bold statement “Youth is easily deceived, because it is quick to hope” fits the motto of this era perfectly....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Speech: I Should Be the Next School Prefect

- Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that I should be the next school prefect I would like to take this opportunity to run for school prefect. I believe true leadership is a quality many aspire to have, and only a few truly obtain, because in order to become a leader you must first learn to follow. I believe over the past four years this school has given me the knowledge, education and understanding to fulfil the qualities to become a prefect....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Speech: You Can Stop the Genocide in Darfur

- Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience to get involved and to help stop the genocide in Darfur Introduction I stand before you a white male, who has not experienced much of this world; I am but fifteen years old. I have little knowledge of our societies and how we work yet it is obvious how the political powers think and how they operate the world. We should not be thinking with only greed in our minds, we should not be thinking only of benefits to ourselves, we should think of our fellow brothers and sisters....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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Utilitarianism As A Powerful And Persuasive Approach

- I see utilitarianism as a powerful and persuasive approach to ethics in philosophy. There are varieties of views discussed but utilitarianism is generally held to be the view that the morally correct action is the action that produces the most good. In its simplest form it is maximizing pleasure while minimizing pain. There are a few ways to think about this claim. One good way to think about is that this theory is a form of consequentialism. The right action is understood basically in terms of consequences produced....   [tags: Utilitarianism, John Stuart Mill, Jeremy Bentham]

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Persuasive Speech: Abortion Ends Innocent Human Life

- Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience to chose life Abortion is when a mother decides to terminate her pregnancy. Many people have different opinions about this ethical and moral issue....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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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...   [tags: Writing an Essay]

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Persuasive Essay : The Potentiality Argument

- My goal in this essay is to show that Tooley’s response to the Potentiality Argument (that is, the argument formulated in the essay question) is not successful and that the fetus ' potential for a valuable life and future does morally justify extending to it a right to life. I begin with a formulation of the Potentiality Argument. Next, I present Tooley’s response to this argument. Finally, I argue that this response fails to establish the claim that killing a person and letting a person die both have an equal moral standpoint....   [tags: Human, Morality, Religion, Person]

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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]

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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]

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The Opinion And Persuasive Essay

- Consider the opinion and persuasive essays students are instructed to write. Using arguments and (hopefully) facts, students must explain their perspective, and then argue theirs is the correct side and all others are erroneous. They are to defend their opinion from attacks and to rip apart other viewpoints. Also are current event reports. In these, the teacher has her pupils research the news or some current event (as the name helpfully describes) and share their findings with the class. Under certain teachers, not only are the students to do this, but they are to add a twist by giving their perspective....   [tags: Critical thinking, Reasoning, Epistemology]

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The Principles Of Persuasive Marketing

- Marketing Persuasion There are many things that go into the processes of running or even simply knowing about a business that you will invest your hard earned money into. All businesses have a goal to sell an idea, product, or service, to their targeted customers, but it is more complex than just mercilessly throwing your goods it at someone and taking their money. One of these complex yet simple concepts is marketing and how it works in the art of persuading people. This may seem simple, and many can argue that if you just “make your stuff sound good” that is all there is to it....   [tags: Regulatory Focus Theory, Persuasion, Sales]

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Persuasive Speech On Gun Control

- Preparing for this persuasive speech took a lot of time and concentration. I specifically struggled with picking a topic at the very beginning due to the fact that I wanted to pick a topic that I felt strongly about. I not only wanted to spread knowledge and persuade others during this speech, I wanted to educate myself as well. Gun control is a topic that has directly impacted my life and many around me although before this speech I didn’t know too much about the gun laws in North Carolina. This speech was an overall success for me however I have many things to improve on....   [tags: Rhetoric, Regulatory Focus Theory, Persuasion]

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Persuasive Speech - Original Writing

- After re-watching my persuasive presentation a few times I was able to effectively critique myself, and what I found was that there were some things that I did well and some things that I did not do well that I did not even notice I was doing during the presentation itself. Although I was happy with how my speech turned out there were multiple aspects such as my introduction, conclusion, deliver, and a few other minor things that could have been improved upon. What I did to try and get the audiences attention was to try and jump right into what I was going to say....   [tags: Rhetoric, Argument, Critical thinking, Logic]

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Introduction to Influence: Persuasive Speaker

- Persuasion: Who, What, and to Whom When people needs to say yes or needs to agree about something else, then persuasion is being used by the speaker while conveying their message. It is the goal of the speaker to make listener’s mind change and agree with him or her (Rhoads, 1997). We can try to understand this world we live in by using social psychology because it explains why people act or behave the way they do. Social psychology is an attempt to explain why people judge other, why they act with such persuasion and intent and why they help others (Feenstra, 2011)....   [tags: social psychology, charm, communicator]

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Writing a Strong Persuasive Essay

- The strong persuasive essay consists of the proper use of Aristotelian appeals and well oriented arguments constructed by means of Toulmin model of rhetoric. Using those techniques, Michael Chang, the author of the article “America’s Failing Education System,” attempts to convince the reader that the U.S. secondary educational system is poor in math and science because of the inability of secondary school math and science teacher, eventually causing the U.S. incompetence in the global environment....   [tags: rhetorical analysis]

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Persuasive Speech On Police Brutality

- Maria Lara COMM 150 11/12/14 Persuasive Speech Outline Attention Getter: Are all the officers who are intended to "Protect and Serve" really following through with that. Background and Audience Relevance: According to the Human Rights Watch 2012 report on Police Brutality and Accountability in the United States; police brutality has become one the most serious human rights violation. As citizens of the United States it is our duty to make sure that those with authority don 't take advantage of their power....   [tags: Police brutality, Police, Police officer]

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Persuasive Speech : Computer Literacy

- Persuasive speech Outline Title: Computer Literacy Specific Purpose: make my audience aspire to be more computer literate. Preview of Main Points: what is computer literacy, how it affects you, and finally what you can do to benefit. Introduction (Attention Getter) Who here believes they know about computers. Well I am sure that with only the exception of a select few in this building most of you could not even tell me what processor is inside your computer, much less be able to repair your computer after a small virus attack....   [tags: Literacy, Multimedia literacy, Computer literacy]

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Persuasive Speech : Habitat Destruction

- Odin Bules Mrs. Barkow HJE-5 November 30, 2015 Persuasive Speech People, habitat destruction is real. Habitat destruction is the leading cause of extinction (Hogan). Climate change is real. The earth is warming at an ever increasing rate. Malnutrition is a major issue all over the world, with 800 million people who are malnourished today(“Hunger Statistics.”). Problems that are connected with population and overconsumption are only going to increase in the coming years, by 2050 there will be around 9.6 billion people (Kochar)....   [tags: Agriculture, Meat, Global warming, Cattle]

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Persuasive Essay : Medical Marijuana

- Persuasive Essay Medical Marijuana Opioids, narcotics, stimulants, and central nervous system depressants are commonly prescribed drugs to treat a variety of disorders and diseases. However because of their mind-altering or psychoactive effects, they are often abused and can be detrimental to your health. Marijuana when used for medical reasons can be very effective in treatment for controlling symptoms and diseases. There are many reasons that the federal government should consider legalizing marijuana for medical use....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Recreational drug use]

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Persuasive Essay : Video Games

- Persuasive Essay Video games. They provide an escape from reality to explore worlds and realms beyond our own. However there is a lot of controversy surrounding wether or not video games are good for you, many people are under the impression that video games turn kids and adults alike into mindless zombies hellbent on violence but in this essay I aim to convince you that not only is this untrue but that video games are actually beneficial. I’d also like to mention that too much of anything is bad for your health,for example extremely high quantities of broccoli can be toxic....   [tags: Video game, Video game genres, Video game console]

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Persuasive Essay : Sexual Education

- Persuasive Essay Rough Draft: Sexual Education in Public Schools The glamorous side of sex is everywhere; music, tv shows, movies and social media. To a mature adult, it is easy to ignore the sexual messages in those outlets. However, to a teenager, going through mental and physical changes and peer pressure, it is extremely easy to fall for what is shown to “cool.” Everyone has fallen for half truths to be cool in their teenage life. It just so happens that teen pregnancies and STDs are not one of those things that one can simply walk away from....   [tags: Human sexual behavior]

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Persuasive Speech On Gender Issues

- Statement of intent: I am writing a persuasive speech on a Gender issue and the problems associated with them for young audience especially young males to persuade them to agree with my opinion on gender issues Am I unlucky?... Why. Because I am a girl. Because still in this modern world gender issues do exist, they are deeply engrained, they are currently unfair, and the people trying to make them fairer by repressing women backwards instead of giving them the same choices that men have. Gender issues start from an early age, such as with toys and colours....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Female]

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Informative Speech : Persuasive Speech

- Personally, I have never been nervous to speak in public, especially not in front of my peers, and that was a good advantage for me in this class. Not only that, but this class allowed me to show the different ways to express my arguments as well as inform my fellow classmates about topics that matter to me and affect me personally. I always choose a topic that I could relate to and had importance to me or else it would have been difficult to give a speech about something that I didn’t care about and had no in-depth knowledge to captivate my audience and make them thing differently after listening to my speech....   [tags: Rhetoric, Argument, Oratory, Public speaking]

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Persuasive Speech : School Uniforms

- Persuasive Speech: H. 4482 I. Attention: I remember when I was in high school I would wake up every morning dreading the thought of “what am I going to wear today?” I remember seeing girls in school who would always have new clothes and I would wish of a wardrobe with name brand clothes. With my parents having three daughters in school who didn’t require uniform I could just imagine the nightmare it was for them to have to take three girls shopping all the time. II. Credibility: I am not stating that enforcing school uniforms will get rid of all problems a school has but I do know for a fact that schools who don’t enforce it have more problems and school who enforce have less problems to w...   [tags: High school, Education, Dress code, College]

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Romeo And Juliet Persuasive Essay

- Romeo and Juliet Persuasive Essay Romeo and Juliet is a tragic story about a pair of star-crossed lovers whose demises were unexpected to most. However, their deaths were a result of their impulsiveness. It caused their problematic marriage, Romeo’s preventable death, as well as Juliet’s preventable death. Firstly, Romeo and Juliet’s problematic marriage was a result of their impulsiveness. In Verona, the Capulet-Montague feud was infamous: even the servants loathed each other. Therefore, Romeo and Juliet knew of the consequences their marriage would entail since their families dislike each other....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Death, Suicide, Marriage]

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Persuasive Speech On Donate Blood

- Persuasive Speech Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to donate blood. Intro: A. Think about your phone ringing; on the other end of the phone is someone from the hospital your spouse has just been in an accident and they are bleeding profusely. B. Think about if you 're your newborn child was one of the 1,000 babies born every year that are diagnosed with sickle-cell disease. C. Think if your friend just started chemotherapy and will need blood to remove the toxins that are being injected to fight their cancer....   [tags: Blood, Red blood cell, Hematology, HIV]

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Persuasive Speech : Pit Bulls

- PERSUASIVE SPEECH GENERAL PURPOSE: To persuade the audience that pit bulls are nice loving dogs. SPECIFIC PURPOSE: To persuade the audience that pit bulls are not naturally dangerous. CENTRAL IDEA: Pit bulls are just like any other dog. It depends on how a pit bull or any other breed of dog is nurtured to determine the characteristics of the dog. Pit bulls are very loving and obedient INTRODUCTION I. Do you have a dog. Does anyone have a pit bull. Well I happy to say that I am a proud owner of 2 blue pits....   [tags: American Pit Bull Terrier, Pit Bull]

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Challenge of Persuasive Speaking

- Persuasion is a powerful tool used by people use every. An effective persuasive speaker has the ability to change people’s minds about specific subjects. However, difficulty can arise when the listeners are opposed to the speaker’s idea from the start. Persuasion is a challenge for any speaker, and it is crucial that they are equipped with the proper tools. After reading Chapter 15 of The Art of Public Speaking, I feel that the challenge of persuasive speaking, the target audience, and speeches that gain immediate action are the areas I need to focus on as I prepare to deliver a persuasive speech....   [tags: Public Speaking]

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Persuasive Essay: The Holocaust

- My reaction to the Holocaust was devastating. It is one example of bad things happening to good people. The mass murdering of so many Jews is just disgusting and also because it was done for basically no reason. As this was a true event many sources or witnesses are available to express their views, feelings and emotions of themselves and those who survived this terrible tragedy. I will demonstrate examples of Jews who have survived what they have been through and what they think about God....   [tags: Persuasive Writing]

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Persuasive Essay:The Shawshank Redemtion

- Persuasive Essay On The Shawshank Redemption ENGL 1301 Spring 2014 “Keep hope alive!” “Yes. We can.” All of these are slogans of inspiration that define the human spirit. Without hope life would be dull with nothing to work toward in a positive fashion. In the movie The Shawshank Redemption (1994), the director, Frank Darabot, uses time and space to slowly unfold author, Stephen King’s, short story entitled, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption. Time serves as a dual reference of torture as well as the locale for the slow, eventual achievement of Andy’s escape, his seemingly impossible goal for nearly twenty-eight years....   [tags: literature, Stephen King]

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Persuasive Speech: We Must Increase the Security of Starbucks Mobile Payment

- TOPIC: The insecurity in the Starbucks mobile payment PURPOSE: To persuade SPECIFIC PURPOSE STATEMENT: To persuade the audience of this speech to increase the security of Starbuck’s user information. Thesis statement: My audience should improve the security measures used in the mobile payment application because it puts customer’s information at risk of exposure to unauthorized person. The solution suggested will ensure that customers will feel safer using a more secure application to conduct their transactions....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Speech: The Morning-After Pill Should Be Used for Birth Control

- TITLE: The Morning-After pill. I. Introduction: Attention getting opening: "People have a basic human right to decide the number and spacing of their children and the right to obtain the necessary methods to do so", this was stated by the General Assembly of the United Nations World Conference on Human Rights in 1968 (Mattar). But not all methods are applicable in the countries of the world. Thesis Statement: It is a very sensitive and controversial issue, that's why I’m talking today about the morning after pill....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Speech: Why You Should Join the Equestrian Team

- General Purpose: To persuade Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that they should join the Equestrian Team. Introduction Attention Getter: There are so many activities you can participate in that relieve stress. Imagine a cathartic stress relieving sport where sport equipment is over 1,000 pounds with a mind of its own and your goal is to work as a team to fly over several obstacles. Well that is horseback riding. Speaker Credibility: I, myself, have been riding horses most of my life and have been a member of the equestrian team for the past two years, so I was very interested in the health benefits discovered in a research study....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Writing

- Nowadays persuasive writing is one of the most common types of writings used in the world. It contains only one or perhaps several arguments and offers support for the main claim in order to convince the reader of the writer’s opinion. The primary focus is to change the way the reader thinks about a specific argumentation or claim. In order to obtain desirable results, the writer needs to be aware of the audience the script could have, and the general purpose of the writing itself. For instance, how the context of the message is written, sometimes is not perceived the same way, specifically when the audience believes on the opposite view; therefore, by writing a specific persuasive argument...   [tags: MLA, Composition, technique]

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Persuasive Essay: Football

- Once again, after a successful season, Shadle Park was defeated by a Big 9 school in the first game of the regional tournament. This reoccurring event has led many to believe that the four year football program puts GSL students at a disadvantage compared to other districts. A junior high school football program would not only increase the competitiveness of the students but also have more important consequences. As far as football goes, the GSL has become the laughing stock of the state. No team in the entire GSL has entered into the state tournament more than ten times....   [tags: Persuasive Essay]

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Persuasive Appeals : The Damned Human Race

- Persuasive Appeals Allow for Successful Arguments American literature is full of writings that have defined historic authors using an argumentative standpoint. Mark Twain was one of those authors. One piece of work that Twain utilized an argumentative standpoint in is “The Damned Human Race”. Twain was a very persuasive author and displayed his capability in this piece of work challenging the Darwin theory that man ascended from animals. There are three appeals within literature that Aristotle identified in which an author uses to support their argument....   [tags: Rhetoric, Logic, Appeal, Human]

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Persuasive Presentation Of The Bud Light Party

- An effective advertisement is able to persuade its viewers by providing informative facts about a brand that help create a sense of liking, which will enhance certain attitudes and feelings about the brand from the target audience. If an advertisement is effective it will be able to persuade its target audience. The persuasive appeals used in the Bud Light Party advertisement are source likeability, humor appeal, and appeal to broad cultural values, specifically patriotism. This paper will analyze how these three persuasive appeals can make an advertisement successful by grabbing the attention of its target audience, the millennial generation, making them more likely to have purchase intenti...   [tags: Advertising, Brand, Generation Y, Source]

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Persuasive Speech : Euthanasia And The Pros And Cons

- As I prepared for my last two speeches: Informative and Persuasive speech. I knew that I wanted to teach and inform people of what is important to me. I thought if I talked to the class about things I feel passionately about that it would be so much easier to deliver. Although, I was wrong, it wasn’t that bad after all. While delivering my past speeches compared to my recent ones, I’ve noticed more improvement compared to the first time I gave a speech. The first time we went into the library to learn to look for resources, I already knew that I wanted to do the topic Euthanasia....   [tags: Rhetoric, Psychology, Thought, Public speaking]

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Graduation Speech : My Persuasive Speech

- Something that I have never shared is that I did Academic Decathlon in High School. Speech was one of topics that I struggled with when I was involved in it for two years. Believe me when I say that my progress from then to now has come a long way. Right after giving my persuasive speech, I had a lot of negative thoughts that were floating in my head. I felt that there has been little process in all of this time that I have spent trying to learn to communicate more effectively. Worst of all perhaps, I felt powerless to do anything to change this....   [tags: Speech, Rhetoric, Oratory, Public speaking]

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A Persuasive Essay : ' Once Upon A Time '

- Once Upon a Time; A Persuasive Essay on the Modern Storyteller “After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” – Phillip Pullman Over the years how many times have we heard; “Once upon a time” or “It was a dark and stormy night...” According to Joseph Campbell stories have always played an important role in society as he believed that archetypes give us an idea about how life might be handled however are we beginning to lose to ability to tell relevant and important stories....   [tags: Television, Television program, Modern history]

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Persuasive Speech: We All Should Support Mandatory Drug Testing in Schools

- Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience to support random and mandatory drug testing in schools and to encourage my audience to maintain a drug-free environment in school Introduction: I. Have you ever entered your school to see men in uniform processing drug tests to all students of your school, your friends, and even people you might know who do drugs. Have you ever thought about getting caught if you’ve had taken drugs or alcohol recently. II. Mandatory and Random drug testing in schools are being more used today in our society....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Speech: You Already Have What You Need to Succeed

- Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that they can overcome the obsticles they face and achieve success I am here because I feel that the youth of today are talented and intelligent Individuals. Many young people just need to be motivated and given a fair chance at success. Young people need mentors to help them find their way and to help them stay focused. Mentors play an intricate roll in your lives and are sort of liaisons between your parents or guardians and your educators....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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Writing Persuasive Essay - My Writing

- I’ve always viewed myself as an above average writer, taking rigorous AP courses to further my knowledge and challenge myself to the best of my ability. Through my experiences of high school, I learned of ethos, pathos, and logos, writing persuasive essays, rhetorical analysis essays, as well as argumentative essays. Even though I tested out of taking WRC 1013, I still wanted to make sure I was prepared in writing thorough essays While taking the WRC 1023, I learned of kairos, in order for an argument to be persuasive it has to have the right time to be effective....   [tags: Rhetoric, Writing, Essay, Learning]

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Persuasive Speech : Lowering The Drinking Age

- Briar Clay Mrs. Bauch 05-16-16 Persuasive Speech Lowering the Drinking Age to 18 How many of you would like the chance to purchase an alcoholic beverage by the time you turn 18. Today I am going to go over some pros and cons on lowering the drinking age to 18. This is something I believe should be done in Iowa or even the whole nation. Upon researching this topic I learned that ever since the drinking age was increased to 21 years of age more people have died from drug over dose instead. Another fact on drug over dose is that it has increased 102% since the increase of the drinking age....   [tags: Alcoholic beverage, Drinking culture]

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Public Relations Is A Persuasive Communication Tool

- Introduction The purpose of this paper is to define and explain what are public relations. First, this paper will explain how did it come about and what was the need for it. Second, the paper will describe how the public relations’ duties are organized and structured; and the services it provides. Third, it will discuss the relationship between the media and public relations. Finally, it will discuss the issues concerning professionalism and social responsibility. Public Relations “Public relations is a persuasive communication tool that people can use to motivate other people and institutions to help them achieve their goals” (Vivian, 2010, p....   [tags: Public relations, Mass media, Communication]

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My Journal Entry: Persuasive Thinking

- Most of us use the art of persuasive thinking every day in one way or another. However, most of the time we do not even realizes that we are using persuasion to influence that person. Unless we use the power of persuasion intended for whatever purpose such as to sell something or influence your intended target of something. There are many ways to be persuasive, but first must understand a few things such as human nature, thinking carefully and learning to control our emotions. When we are trying to persuade someone to accept our message, we are using the art of persuasion....   [tags: flattery, appealing to pride]

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Persuasive Speech On Credit Card Debt

- Abylay Zhakashov Persuasive Speech Outline I. Introduction: A. Attention Getter: How many of you have credit card debt. An average American household has credit card debt of $10,000. B. Audience Relevance: Credits cards are something that most of us here use almost daily; however, the knowledge about how they work is floating on the surface. C. Credibility: Personally, I am very cautious when it comes to money and personal finance. I want to know everything about the financial tools I use. That is why I read two short books before I even applied for a credit card....   [tags: Debt, Credit history, Credit rating, Interest]

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Persuasive Speech: Purchase an Automobile in 1908

- Henry Ford has released his invention to the public. It is a horseless carriage that he calls the automobile. He has told us that this contraption will eventually be made available to the entire world. This is going to have a radical change on our society, as we know it. Each and every person out there should have an automobile. Every person’s daily chore time would be cut in half. Daily trips to town would be made in only a few short hours. Supplies from the cities would come twice as fast to the smaller towns....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Speech: Marijuana Should Be Legal

- General Purpose: Speech to Persuade Specific Purpose: To get my audience to be pro on legalizing marijuana Thesis Statement: Marijuana isn't harmful and should be legalized Organizational Pattern: Cause and Effect To the AIDS or cancer patient, marijuana is the plant that fights nausea and appetite loss. To the nutritionist, its seed is second only to the soybean in nutritional value and is a source of cooking oil and vitamins. To the paper or cloth manufacturer, it is the plant that provided much of our paper and clothing for hundreds of years and produces four times more fiber per acre than trees....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech ]

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Persuasive Essay: Defend Your Choice

- Defend Your Choice Roe v. Wade: the Supreme Court case legalizing a woman's right to choose abortion has been around our entire lives. In 27 years, memories of back alley clinics have faded - the past is past, right. Wrong. It's too soon to start taking reproductive freedoms for granted. The next president will appoint two or three Supreme Court justices, potentially changing the Court's position on this pivotal case. George W. Bush supports the Republican call for a constitutional amendment outlawing abortions; do you think he, if elected, would appoint pro-choice justices....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Persuasive Speech: Against Gun Control

- Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that each individual must take responsibility for his or her own actions. The must not blame guns for problems caused by people. . . Attention Grabber: Gun control isn't about guns, its about control . Body of Speech . I'd like to read a quote by our 3rd president Thomas Jefferson. "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an...   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Speech: We Must Use Alternative Power Sources Instead of Nuclear Energy

- General Purpose: To Persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience that they should advocate the use of alternative power sources other than nuclear energy. Central Idea: Nuclear energy only contributes a small amount to the world’s electricity yet it has hazards and dangers that far out-way its benefits. There are many other alternative power producing sources that can produce energy more efficiently and more safely than nuclear power plants can. Organization: Monroe’s Motivated Sequence I....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]

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Marijuana Use - A Persuasive Argument

- Richard Lowry has been the editor of National Review since 1997. He joined the magazine’s staff in 1992 after graduating from the University of Virginia, where he edited a conservative monthly magazine called the Virginia Advocate. In 1994, he moved to Washington, D.C. to cover Congress. At 33, Rich Lowry is not what most people expect of the editor of the National Review. Lowry is constantly taking readers by surprise, presenting them with his humor, his depth of knowledge and his enthusiasm....   [tags: Argument Analysis Legal Marijuana]

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Persuasive Articles on Gun Control

- Persuasive Articles on Gun Control Persuading an audience can be done in several different fashions, one of which is Hugh Rank’s Model of Persuasion. Rank’s model states that two major strategies are used to achieve the particular goal of persuasion. These strategies are nicely set into two main schemas; the first method is to exaggerate an aspect of something, known as “intensify.” While the second is to discredit it, which is referred to as “downplay.” Al Franken, Jeffrey Snyder, Harlan Ellison, and George Will, have all written persuasive articles about gun control....   [tags: Persuasion Argumentative Gun Control Essays]

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The Persuasive Tone of The Flea

- The Persuasive Tone of The Flea       John Donne, a member of metaphysical school in the Seventeenth century, exhibited his brilliant talent in poetry. In "The Flea," he showed the passion to his mistress via persuasive attitude. The tone might straightforwardly create playfulness or sinfulness; yet, the poem contains none of either. What impress readers most is situation and device. The situation between the speaker and the audience is persuasion, love or marriage. As to device, the notable parts are diction and rhetoric skills....   [tags: Flea Essays]

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Persuasive Essay: The Need for Stronger Gun Control Laws

- Switzerland has compulsory gun ownership for military age males, yet it has a far lower murder rate than the U.S. But Switzerland also has far stricter gun control laws. Even so, Switzerland has the second highest rate of handgun ownership and handgun murders in the industrialized world, after the U.S. Switzerland is frequently cited as an example of a country with high gun ownership and a low murder rate. However, Switzerland also has a high degree of gun control, and actually makes a better argument for gun regulation than gun liberalization....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Argumentative]

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Persuasive Speech: Everyone Should Enroll in a Certification Program

- Topic: Certification Programs General Purpose: To persuade individuals to enroll in a certification program of their choice. Thesis: This speech will cover the many educational alternatives of certification programs in higher education, as well as their advantages. This will include a detailed description of certification courses in Computer, Nursing, and Trucking. Introduction Are you one of millions of people who would like to earn great money in a respectable field of profession, but refuse to sit through 4 full years of a Bachelor’s program....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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Persuasive Speech: I Should Be the Next Class President

- Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that I should be the next class President The 16th president Abraham Lincoln once said "Character is like a tree and reputation is like a Shadow. The shadow is what we think of it, the tree is the real thing." I feel like Public School #23 has a character of its own....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]

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An Investigation into the Recall of Persuasive versus Informative Television Advertisements

- Abstract Advertising has a pretty simple role: to persuade consumers to buy the company’s product while creating awareness about it. Advertising spam is on the rise in television primetime. It is becoming easier and easier for consumers to tune out advertisements and not pay attention to the message. So the question is: which advertisements “stick” to the consumers’ minds and actually lead to intent to purchase. This study attempts to analyze this by investigating recall differences between two broad categories of advertisements: “persuasive” and “informative” and eventual purchase intent differences that arise due to the advertisements....   [tags: Advertising]

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Persuasive Speech: Don't Blindly Seek Fame and Fortune

- It is possible to go through your entire life without exploring the meaning of life. But I can't see how a person can direct one hundred percent of their efforts throughout their life to one philosophy without asking themselves the big question. If you don't know what you are doing something for, isn't it hard to get enthusiastic about it. Unless, of course, the activity is inherently enjoyable. Let's do a quick survey. Hands up those that think a life spent without goals is pointless. How about a person who doesn't achieve any of her goals, a failure....   [tags: Persuasive Speech, Argumentative Speech]

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