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Introduction of French courses at MSB

- Argumentative Essay Mediterranean school of business Introduction of French courses at MSB SMU or MSB is a Tunisian school of business that receives students from all around the word, and particularly French-speaking student. The Tunisian education system is actually based on French contrary to MSB, which is an English system. It will be profitable for MSB to offer French courses. However, it is beneficial to students as they are aiming international exchanges and dealing with diversity on campus....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Mediterranean School]

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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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Modern Technology and It's Effects

- Argumentative essay In our present society, people cannot deny that the changes in this world have been tied to the advancement of the technology. It has evolved with this society so deeply where such conveniences are no longer luxuries but rather necessities. Unfortunately, the most affected group of people from the developed technology is the younger age people (Subrahmanyam, 2000). In the past, children were more lively and active: playing outdoors, running around, climbing trees and remaining active rather than watching television and playing video game and computer....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Health, Outdoors]

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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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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]

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For Environmental Balance, Pick Up a Rifle, by Nicholas Kristof

- Nicholas Kristof’s article “For Environmental Balance, Pick up a Rifle,” which appeared in The New York Times, attempts to convince the American people that deer pose a danger to humans by taking more lives each year than any other American mammal. He states that deer populations, unchecked by predators, are increasing in a way that is unnatural and are destroying the ecosystem in many parts of the country. The suggestion he makes to his readers is that we must kill deer to bring the population down in order to prevent so many human deaths....   [tags: Argumentative]

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Freedom of Expression Is Vital to a Free Society

- The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Does this mean that freedom of speech cannot be prohibited in any way. Are there any reasonable arguments for limiting speech. In this paper, these questions will be examined along with a discussion of where the basic right of free speech originated....   [tags: argumentative]

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Response to Welcome to the City by Murray Forman

- My response paper speaks directly to Murray Forman’s “Welcome to the City” essay, pecifically, the complex relationship the ghetto has with its inhabitants as well as outsiders. In the essay Forman says, “Youth continues to be framed against the American middle-class ideals of a liberated consumer culture” (47). Since our course is focused on black popular culture, I thought it would be interesting to examine the portrayal of domestic space occupied by black families on television sitcoms, a genre defined heavily by shows from the 1950s....   [tags: argumentative]

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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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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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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]

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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]

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Stereotyping and its Negative Health Effects

- No one chooses to be stereotyped or categorized under a specific title, and no one wants to be the victim of an unfair judgment. Despite those statements, people stereotype others like it is their personal right to label another human being. We all know that its true and we all do it. Everyone in our society makes judgments on people they barely know; sizing up the way they walk, listening to how they talk, and noticing the clothes they wear. It doesn’t take long to pinpoint who we perceive as the less fortunate person wandering the streets, or the lush beauty surrounded by friends and paparazzi who constantly longs for attention....   [tags: argumentative]

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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]

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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]

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Animals Are Not Equal to Humans

- The oil has always been on top. Always. The water has always been on bottom. Always. In a bottle, oil is always considered to be on top, the steadier, important substance, at a higher level than water. Oil is at the top of the liquid chain. Then again, they are both liquids and have similar characteristics; does that mean water and oil should be on the same level. Should they be considered the equal. Many people agree that animals should have some rights. Animal rights, by definition, is an animal’s right to live free from human caused suffering....   [tags: argumentative]

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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 Importance of Single-sex Education

- Have you ever thought, what is the main fact, by which all countries are evaluated. There would be probably many different answers, but it is obvious that all countries’ economic conditions are the main factors that show at which level of development these countries are. Of course, the governments of all countries are doing their best in order to increase their economic status. There are many factors that positively influence the economic condition, but it is indisputable, that the main circumstance that is needed to achieve this goal is well educated society....   [tags: argumentative]

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Plus Size Models Encouraging Obessity

- Step out into the everyday world as an average American and you will witness an entanglement of varied body size, and shape. Now, enter the world of the media, a world in which you are formally introduced to high fashion, where flashing lights, money, glamour and riches crash around you, satiating every crevice of your being. Here, you will find two unified body types, divided into two categories of shape in women; thin, and thick. Naturally, any woman who wishes to someday strut down the catwalk in Zac Posen, or pose in Marie Claire wearing Dolce and Cabana must have a body that fits one of these required molds, right....   [tags: argumentative]

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The Adverse Effects of TV

- Years ago, society was full of hard-working, fit, energetic people who diligently worked to improve civilization. But then, society became infected – by television. The virus slowly spread from person to person and began to take over the lives of everyone it encountered. Over the course of eight decades, the virus came to dictate every day activities and transformed a spirited species into languid losers. Television has ultimately turned society into a vegetable garden that is controlled by technological innovations that manipulate the order of our everyday lives....   [tags: Argumentative]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Medical Use of Psilocybin

- During a visit to Mexico, Gordon Wasson, a mycologist, discovered the use of psilocybin mushroom in spiritual ceremonies by Indian tribes. Upon experiencing the spiritual and hallucinatory effects of the mushroom, Wasson returned to the area accompanied by an experienced mycologist, Roger Heim, who managed to cultivate the mushroom once in France and send samples of it to the scientist who had discovered lysergic acid, Albert Hoffman. From the mushrooms, Hoffman successfully isolated two compounds which he further named psilocybin and psilocin....   [tags: argumentative]

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Mill: Freedom and Expression

- There they go again. The usual horde of five-inch heels, cleavage and navel displaying, and miniskirts that are just high enough to have a clear visual of the type of underwear each woman is wearing. It is the middle of winter and they are just acting like they are hot stuff. Is this acceptable. Should it be acceptable. Maybe a look at Mill’s beliefs can answer these questions. The introduction of the book is crucial to understanding Mill’s arguments and the status of his beliefs. It states the basic structure of his argument and his own key deductions....   [tags: argumentative]

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The Pros and Cons of Standardized Testing

- ... A disadvantage is the tendency of standardized tests to force teachers to "teach to the test" (Pros & Cons of Standardized Tests). Some teachers feel a decrease of creativity in their lesson planning. Often, a fixed syllabus is circulated in schools and colleges and the teachers stick to a monotonous method of just completing the syllabus and teaching only the required topics. This hinders an in-depth learning of the subject by the students. Many people say that though the answers are checked by computers, but in their inception they are made by a teacher who may be from a white or black population....   [tags: argumentative essay, learning for test not life]

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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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Homosexuality is Genetics

- One of the most disputable issues among society nowadays is homosexuality. Is it sin and genetic virus that we have to prevent or just personal choice and a right to be different. But on the other hand it is also unnatural genetic mistake that should be prevented in order not to spoil the whole humankind. The other factor that can not be ignored is religion that claims homosexuality to be one of the unforgivable sins ever and prohibit such transgenics to exist within society, but does religion imply that people are entitled to judge and punish each other....   [tags: argumentative]

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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]

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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]

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Liberalism, Civic Reformism and Democracy

- Liberalism, Civic Reformism and Democracy This paper argues that liberalism provides democracy with the experience of civic reformism. Without it, democracy loses any tie-argumentative or practical-to a coherent design of public policy endeavoring to provide the resources for the realization of democratic citizenship. The case for liberalism rests on an argumentative reconstruction of the function it performs before the rise of a world economic order and, more specifically, in the creation of the welfare state after the Second World War....   [tags: Argumentative Argument Government Papers]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Homosexuals Should be Allowed Same-Sex Marriage

- Free Argumentative Essays - Homosexuals Should be Allowed to Marry A gay California man, whose partner died in the September 11 terrorist attacks has become "legally vulnerable in ways (he) could never imagine"(Urges 1). Keith Brodowski lost his life partner, Jeff Coleman, to American Airlines flight 11, which was the first plane to hit the World Trade Center. Coleman was a flight attendant. Brodowski is now battling the state and the nation for survivors' benefits, granted to the widows of those who died....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Euthanasia Needs to be a Legal Option

- Euthanasia Needs to be a Legal Option   "Warren Hauser is dying. Should the Supreme Court decide that terminally ill Americans have a constitutional right to commit suicide with a doctor's help, he would qualify. Emphysema and valvular heart disease have left him debilitated and physically dependent" (Byock). For terminally ill patients like Warren, where death is inevitable and would be less painful than living, euthanasia should be a legal option. Euthanasia is Greek for "easy or happy death" and implies measures deliberately taken by a physician to curtail pain and suffering....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Argument Against Capital Punishment in Australia

- Argumentative Essay on Capital Punishment in Australia Capital punishment is barbaric and inhumane and should not be re-introduced into Australia. Although capital punishment has been abolished, the debate on this topic has never abated. When a particularly heinous crime is committed, this debate arouses strong passions on both sides. Many who advocate the abolition of capital punishment consider the death penalty to be cruel and inhuman, while those who favor of punishment by death see it as a form of just retribution for the gravest of crimes....   [tags: Persuasive Essays, Argumentative Essay]

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Smoking, the Wrong Choice

- There are many people today who choose the path of smoking. Many of my friends started smoking before their eighteenth birthday and some continue to smoke now. I always asked them why they started to smoke and many of them said that everyone else did so why not try it. Well that young curiosity is leading to a life-long addiction of spending more than $50 a week on cigarettes, lighting up after every few hours, and standing outside in the bitter cold freezing to have a few drags. Peter Brimelow wrote an article called Thank You for Smoking....   [tags: Rebuttal Argumentative Persuasive]

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The First Amendment and the Fight Against God

- The First Amendment and the Fight Against God On September 11, 2001, our nation experiences a terrible tragedy when four terrorist-controlled airplanes flew into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania. Over 3,000 people were killed, and thousands more were affected. In an effort to promote patriotism and unite the nation, citizens began displaying American flags, holding memorial services, and attending church. County High School also made an effort to bring together its students and faculty....   [tags: Argumentative]

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Giving Language Back:An Argument Against Isolated Grammar Instruction

- Giving Language Back:An Argument Against Isolated Grammar Instruction Who knew that kids liked to read. I certainly didn’t. Let me qualify that. I have known a few kids that liked reading. My daughter likes to read, but I assumed she would, being the daughter of an obsessive reader and all. I have known other child-readers through the years, but since they were nerds like me, I never guessed that “normal,” MTV-watching, note-writing, gum-popping, 20/20-visioned kids would like to read as well. Fortunately, during my student teaching experience, my classes of seventh-graders proved me wrong....   [tags: Argumentative]

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The Importance of Going Away to College

- The Importance of Going Away to College Imagine the senior year of high school when students are poised to enter college and become adults. It's a time of responsibility, of being on one's own, and of shaping lives by making daily decisions. One of the major decisions is where to attend college. Should a person stay close to home and attend an in-state school where people and even campuses are somewhat familiar. Or should the decision be to start a completely new chapter in one's life by attending a college farther away, with totally new challenges....   [tags: Argumentative]

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Abortion: Women Need a Choice

- Our Nation was built on the ideas of freedom and independence. With that concept, I believe that our government needs to trust that women have the capability to choose what is best for their future. Our society should respect women’s independence and grant them the freedom to decide what is right. This issue is important to me because history has shown that restricting abortions, not only undermines women, but can also be very dangerous. I believe that the government should not be able to control what a woman does with her body....   [tags: Argumentative]

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Art Can Be Functional

- “We are in the presence of a work of art only when it has no preponderant instrumental use, and when its technical and rational foundations are not preeminent.”1 The words of George Kubler, a prominent twentieth century art historian, support the notion that art cannot be useful or necessary to society outside of its artistic expression. Kubler’s belief, however, is not solely a contemporary idea. The eighteenth century philosopher, Immanuel Kant, formally proposed this theory. Kant separated fine art from useful art, maintaining that an artist’s goal must be to convey aesthetic ideas through form and design....   [tags: Argumentative]

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America Needs File Sharing

- America Needs File Sharing A Farce on File Sharing What you are about to read is a researched story about file sharing. Although some characters in this story are based on real life people, most are fabricated. My advice to the reader is to take your time reading my story and pay special attention to the characters so that you will not get lost. Enjoy the tale. The day was hot and humid and for Los Anglos the sun shone somewhat brightly through the thick cloud of pollutants up above. In four corners of the city, four individuals began their daily morning routines....   [tags: Argumentative]

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Schapelle Corby is Guilty

- “Your Honor I will commence my case today by stating the facts that will ascertain Schapelle Corby’s guilt. I have five compelling reasons why Schapelle Corby should be convicted.” “First. Shapelle’s prime witness, John ford. All evidence created by the witness was hearsay, unfounded information. He did not witness any of the facts behind his allegations. Just said what he had heard from other people. There was no actual proof that the drugs were planted in Shapelle Corby’s bag.” “Second. The marijuana that was found with Shapelle Corby was shaped in the same position as the body board in the bag....   [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]

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Argumentatice Essay Gender Roles

- ‘Boys will be boys’, a phrase coined to exonerate the entire male sex of loathsome acts past, present, and potential. But what about the female sex, if females act out of turn they are deemed ‘unladylike’ or something of the sort and scolded. This double standard for men and women dates back as far as the first civilizations and exists only because it is allowed to, because it is taught. Gender roles and cues are instilled in children far prior to any knowledge of the anatomy of the sexes. This knowledge is learned socially, culturally, it is not innate....   [tags: Gender]

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Techniques of Argumentation in Stuart Greene's Essay, Arguement as Conversation

- The essay by Stuart Greene certainly drives home the quote that “there is nothing new under the sun”. In fact, in trying to discover who to give credit for this particular quote Shakespeare, Bierce, and Ecclesiastes 1:4-11 was cited for saying it. The point here is that research is crucial to writing arguments on any topic. Without research, a person will possibly be reiterating what has already been said, which does not propel an argument forward. Although research is vital to a convincing argument, it is only the beginning....   [tags: dialogue, framing, topic]

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War With Iraq

- War With Iraq: Is It Worth It. What does the United States have to gain from a war with Iraq. Supporters of a war with Iraq say it will help prevent the risk of an attack by a weapons of mass destruction developed by Iraq. Critics of a military action that say nothing will be gained, and the U.S. just wants to obtain the oil that Iraq controls. They claim that casualties will be too costly for America to afford. Nonetheless, America should act while others will not for fear of disturbing global peace....   [tags: Argumentative]

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Dysfunctional Medical Insurance

- Dysfunctional Medical Insurance A mom is waiting frantically in the local emergency room while her little girl continues to cry with pain. An hour goes by without any news as to when she will finally be treated. At last, their number gets called and they go over to the registration desk. The lady behind the desk opens their file and shakes her head in disbelief as she turns to look at yet another mother with remorse. She continues to tell the mother that the hospital has refused to provide medical attention to her little girl due to insurance problems....   [tags: Argumentative]

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Republic of Korea and the Democratic Republic of Korea Coflict Representation of USA and Soviet Union Conflict

- The Korean war is a conflict that emerged in June 1950 and ended in July 1953 during which the United States were directly fighting Korean and Chinese communist forces for the first time. It can be considered as a clear illustration of the tensions present during the Cold War. The ideological division, between communism and capitalism, that dictated the international events since the end of the Second World War was clearly part of the outbreak of the conflict. To what extent was the outbreak of the Korean War the Soviet Union’s responsibility....   [tags: argumentative essay]

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The situation South Africa Caused By The Blind Acceptance Of Both Religious And Social Levels

- Throughout our existence as a human race, we have each left an everlasting mark on each other that has affected the mental state of every ethnicity and nation. Many times these marks have come to define the very way in which we view our selves in the world society. This is clearly seen in South Africa before, during, and after the apartheid. There we see a group of people who, despite being native to the land, are constantly oppressed by the by a foreign force being the Europeans. In the novel, Cry, The Beloved Country, Alan Paton depicts a stressed South Africa where its people are bent into accepting their place under the rule of their white oppressors....   [tags: argumentative essay]

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The Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Safe Sex Behavior among Sex Workers

- ‘It’ first appeared in 1981 in the United States of America. Since then ‘it’ has only grown larger and by the end of year 2006, some 1,106,400 people in US were living with ‘it’ and around 21% were undiagnosed. Some 56,300 people become infected with ‘it’ in 2006 alone. ‘It’ killed 14,561 people in the US and its dependent areas in 2007 and some 583,298 people have succumbed to ‘it’ as of 2007 in US and the death toll is rising every passing day. (CDC. HIV Prevalence Estimates—United States, 2006....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]

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Let's Impose a Total Ban on Smoking in All Public Indoor Areas

- Banning smoking in all public indoor areas has been a controversial topic in recent years. Opinions on the issue are divided. Some members of the society have been expressing their resentment towards the ban, while some insist that such a ban is of practical necessity. In fact, a total ban on smoking in all public indoor areas should have been imposed a long time ago. Those criticizing the ban claim that smoking poses no immediate danger to people nearby. However, as we all know, this is far from true....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Obama Has Gone Too Far

- On March 23, 2010 President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Since then, the bill has been one of the most debated issues in recent history. Is this Act good for business. Is this Act Constitutional. Jason Sweatt, a certified public accountant at Elliot Davis states, “The Act has tax impact, directly or indirectly, on every American. This impact will unfold over the next seven to 10 years and we all need to pay attention so we don’t get hit with unexpected cost.” This Act immediately affects small businesses dramatically....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]

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The Words UNDER GOD Should Be Removed from the Pledge of Allegiance

- President Obama sat down with the President of Turkey and told him “We have a very large Christian population, we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation; we consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values” (White House Press Release). Although the United States has a large Christian following we also have many religions within our culture; with an ongoing conflict against citizens that are nonreligious, Atheist, Agnostic, etcetera....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs: Reinforcing Preconceived Notions

- Ominous, monolithic wooden doors, slanted backwards to accentuate their apparent height, swing slowly and automatically outward, beckoning the carefully counted herd of visitors into a darkened room lit only with eerie blue light trickling out of hieroglyphic sconces. Doors close behind, the lights dim - so begins the visitor’s journey among the treasures of ancient Egypt. Each visitor’s Egyptian immersion, however, started long before entering the “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs” exhibit at the San Francisco De Young museum....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act is Good for America

- Like Benjamin Franklin once said, “Words may show a man’s wit, but actions his meaning”, this is what America is expecting from president Obama. Most people believe that the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA) violates the United States Constitution, and it should be eradicated. This law was implemented to help people acquire affordable health insurance; therefore, it is important to the people whom have preexisting conditions, and the American government is confronting medical legal and ethical issues like elective abortion....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]

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Nationwide Smoking Ban: Smoking Should be Banned in All Public Places

- The effects of second-hand smoke have been well-known for decades; in fact, the Surgeon General warned the public about its dangers in 1972 (Schick & Glantz, 2005). Do people knowingly have the right to put others’ health at risk. No, they do not. Exposure to cigarette smoke is a public health risk. Therefore, smoking should be banned in all public places, nationwide. There has been no attempt to impose a national smoking ban by the U.S. government. All current bans are in place because of state and local legislation....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]

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The Oil Spill is Affecting Animals, but What About the Government?

- Since the dawn of the industrial revolution, mankind has increasingly become reliant on fossil fuels such as oil for energy. Oil fuels our car, warms our homes, generates our electricity, and creates a myriad of goods including everything that contains plastic. In our global economy, oil must be transported great distances to reach markets throughout the world. With seemingly increasing frequency, these journeys sometimes end in accidents that result in oil being spilled into the ocean. The most devastating oil spill, The Deepwater Horizon oil spill, occurred on April twentieth of this year....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet Jacobs

- Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs strongly speaks to its readers by describing the brutalities of slavery and the way slave owners can destroy peaceful lives. After reading and rereading the story have noticed certain things regarding how Jacobs tries to educate her readers and her intended audience which is the women of the North. As if we do not know enough about how terrible slavery is, this story gives detailed examples of the lives of slaves and provokes an incredible amount of emotions....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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Euthanasia: When the Pain of Dying Exceeds the Pleasure of Living

- The way we die is not always going to be easy. Life chooses to end when the body simple cannot complete the operation of functioning. The ending to life is always the same, whether that is from a horrible accident or parts of the body not being able to perform the tasks it is designed to do, the body dies. Sometimes the body does not turn itself off all at once when death comes and in some cases the body dies slowly and painfully. The thought of a slow and painful death can cause one to think about the alternatives to this type of ending when the time comes or if a tragedy happens to cause the body to quit functioning....   [tags: argumentative essays]

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The Government Should Not Conceal Information that May Impact Public Health

- When people purchase their meat, they seldom think about the diseases that may come with it. They are confident the meat they are buying is the highest quality their money can afford. However, now and then, there is news of contaminated meat and recalls. This questions the role of the government and its obligation to inform and to serve the public. In the past, the government has passed rules and laws such as the Meat Inspection Act of 1906 and Kevin’s Law. However, they have proved to be insufficient and required a long process to pass such regulations....   [tags: argumentative essay]

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Hasidic Jew and Orthodox Jew: Is Friendship Possible Between the Two?

- The Chosen, a novel written by Chaim Potok, is filled with a variety of themes that are brought together through each individual chapter. Chapter 7 in the book had a major impact in bringing forth the novel’s theme. For instance, in this chapter, the narrator, Reuven, starts by establishing the basic plot. He states, “The next day, I met Danny’s father” (Potok 112). Having this plot established is key in the chapter for it is the day that could make or break their friendship in a matter of seconds....   [tags: argumentative essay]

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There Should be a Uniform System of Education in America

- There should be a uniform system of education in a country Uniform system of education means that the level of education must be same for everyone in a country. Everyone in a country must be given equal opportunities for getting high education. There should be no concept of various systems of education. For example Madrassa school system; Government school system; Private school education system and British education system. I totally agree with the topic that there should be uniform system of education....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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Sex and Teen Pregnancy: Paying the Price for Your Actions

- The emotion that most girls face when they find out they are pregnant is shock and then denial, and they start to panic.When the panic settles, the girl is faced with a decision, should she terminate the pregnancy, keep the baby, or give it up for adoption once it is born. These are all extremely tough decisions for someone to make who should be worrying about which Jonas Brother they are going to have the crush on.There are also risks for things such as sexually transmitted diseases, and emotions that are beyond your control....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]

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In Favor of Prohibiting Smoking in All Public Indoor Areas

- In recent years, there have been widely differing and competing views on the issue of whether smoking in all public indoor areas should be banned or not. The argument in favor of such a ban stands at the perspective of public health. However, perhaps the strongest counter argument is that of individual freedom and liberty. Nevertheless, I remain firmly convinced that the government adopting such a prohibitionist approach is entirely justified. Some people might claim that there appears no immediate, hazardous effect of smoking on those often with smokers closely....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]

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The Media's Dirty Little Secrets: Media, Advertising, Teenagers, and Sexuality

- The media plays an increasing role in any young person’s life, but it is especially important to teens in their high school years. Research has demonstrated that teenagers “voice concerns and attitudes that echo themes common in media messages, and that they behave in ways that reflect media content” (Feldman 245). The concern is that the sexually suggestive media is the reason for the increase of sexual activity among high school teens. The media messages that are known to increase a teenagers’ sexual behavior come from all different angles, such as sexually explicit music lyrics to the “sex sells” philosophy of countless main stream commercials....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]

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Max Weber’s "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism"

- Max Weber’s work The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is arguably one of the most important works in all of sociology and social theory, both classical and modern. In the decades since its inception, this work has gone on to influence generations of social scientists with its analysis of the effect of Protestantism on the development of modern industrial capitalism. This work, examining such broad topics as religion, economics, and history, is not only an interesting and insightful look into the history of the development of capitalism, but a major work in laying a foundation for future works of social theory....   [tags: Sociology, argumentative]

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Special Treatment for Celebrities: The Law Should Apply to All

- Ever picked up a newspaper and read about a celebrity drive while being drunk, then they get pulled over are accused of being offensive to the arresting officer and other people. then several weeks later you hear about this same person being only charged with a minor offense when you remember it was a DUI (driving under the influence). Why does the law help these celebrities. Being a celebrity exposes them to the public, and many celebrities take advantage of this in many ways. from endorsing sportswear to sunglasses, sometimes you even see them supporting politicians....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]

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Are Pat-Downs and Full-Body Scans as Airport Security Too Much?

- I believe that the pat-downs and full-body scans at the United States airports are too much. Many people oppose it and it is receiving negative reception. (Stellin) There is an issue of privacy when it comes to pat-downs and full-body scans. People do not want their body to be groped or scanned in a way which shows nude images of them. Another thing about this new security practice by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is that it is time consuming, so travelers have to go through the unpleasant chore of having to go through security longer....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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A Case for the National Adoption of the Metric System

- America is on the cutting edge of almost everything, except for basic units of measurement. Every nation on earth has adopted the International System of Units, or metric system, as their official system of weights and measures, with the exception of Myanmar, Liberia, and the United States of America (“CIA World Fact Book,” n.d.). Throughout history, the metric system has proven itself as a reliable, and simple to use, decimal based system of measurement. In comparison, the United States customary system is overly complicated and requires extensive conversions to apply....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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General Education Courses Are A Waste of Time and Money

- Students go to college in search of knowledge, a new lifestyle, and the hope of a job after graduation. For many young adults, college is a rite of passage into an independent, mature new lifestyle. Not only is higher education a rite of passage, for some, it is also an opportunity to have a better life. Overall, college is a wonderful part of many people’s lives, yet the way the college education system is conducted wastes students time and money. College is basically composed of two parts: general education classes and major specific classes....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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We Must Put an End to Child Brides in Turkey

- Even though Turkey raised the minimum age of marriage to 17 years of age in 2007, the country currently has one of the highest rates of child marriage in Europe. Although the legal age is 17, under a legal provision for “exceptional circumstances” a family can apply for the consent of the courts to legally marry off a child who is younger than the established legal age. However, what is considered an “exceptional circumstance” is rather vague. Although Turkey already has laws in place to protect children, countless young underage girls are married off by their families each year....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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The Development of Individual Conscience in Twain's Huckleberry Finn

- In the novel, individual conscience plays a big role on the lives of the characters. Throughout the novel, Jim and Huck help each other to find their true identities through their journey down the river, although they are both very different, in social class, race, and view on society and the world, they are able to form a father-son relationship in which Huck is able to mature and grow his conscience. Jim is able to mold Huck’s conscience into the way it should be, not the way society wants it should be....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]

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The United Way: Doing the Most With Your Contribution

- When deciding on which non-profit organization to give resources to, a person must think of a number of questions that need to be answered in which to choose a certain one. The most pertinent of these questions is the one that asks which cause the person cares about the most. The problem, for a majority of the population, is that they just do not know what they truly care about. That is why the United Way is the best option for donations. The United way does not focus on one specific, but instead works for a variety of different causes focused on fixing some of the different problems inside of the United States....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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We Should Tax Sugary Drinks and Other Junk Food

- Have you ever thought about obesity in America and how to reduce it. Marlow and Shiers state in their viewpoint article, " Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta estimate that obesity now accounts for 9.1 percent of all medical spending-$147 billion in 2008 (Marlow and Shiers)." This means that nearly ten percent, 147 billion dollars, of medical spending in the whole United States is caused by obesity. Not only does it account for almost ten percent of the medical budget, obesity is rampant in children these days....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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Students Should NOT be Judged based on SAT Scores

- Standardized tests like the SAT and ACT are on everyone ‘s minds as the November 1st early admission deadline approaches. As a high school senior I know that it is a very stressful time. The competition is intense, we are not only competing with people from our school for a slot in a college class, but we are competing against students across the nation. The competition is between people from every background imaginable; public schools, private schools, AP, honors, and academic classes, wealthy, poor, Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, etc....   [tags: argumentative essay]

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General Science Labs Should Be Optional at State University

- A student’s main goal is to acquire knowledge and use what they learn to make advances towards the future. Each and every student has his or her own way of learning. Some students learn better by attending lecture and taking notes, while others would learn more by reading a textbook. A reporting on research from Colorado Christian University in 2012 stated that “stress in college students can affect the ability to concentrate, and there have been studies conducted that prove that stress interferes with a student’s ability to concentrate” (CCU)....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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Coffee Breaks and Power Naps Will Improve Student Performance

- I. INTRODUCTION 1. The Philippine Military Academy, as a premiere military institution in the Southeast Asia, bears the task of producing quality military officers and efficient leaders for the Philippine government. As such, the recruitment of cadets for the academy is no simple endeavour. Cadet applicants are screened and subjected to several recruitment requirements to determine their suitability for the academy. More often they are referred to as the “cream of the crop.” 2. Once accepted inside the academy, the cadets undergo both military and academic training so as to hone them for their roles as future military officers....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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Parents Should Be Held Responsible For Their Children's Actions

- As a parent, I have spent a great deal of time observing the behavior, motivation, and thought processes of my children. As they mature these processes have changed, and it has been fascinating to watch. I have learned a great deal on the limits of self control in the adolescent mind during this time, and I believe that families should be held responsible for crimes committed by their teenagers. I understand that there is a great deal of opposition to this position, and the opposing viewpoint makes some valid arguments....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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School Uniforms Should be Mandatory in All Schools

- Many schools in United States require their students to wear uniforms. There are many teachers, parents and students who are in favor of school uniforms. However, not all teachers, parents and students like the idea of school uniforms, and this has divided many schools on the issue. It is obvious that not everyone agrees on the issue of uniforms in public schools, but the benefits of school uniforms cannot be denied. School uniforms cost parents less money, prevent competition between students, and keeps students safe against gang violence on and off campus....   [tags: Argumentative, persuasive]

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English Must be the Official Language in America

- A country’s strength comes solely on the social theory of nationalism, to give loyalty and love for that country even if it means sacrificing ones own life to defend it. Whether its called the homeland, motherland, or holy land, citizens of a country define it, if not, its really just a large mass of land. The United States of America has instituted many rights to its citizens, which were issued in the bill of rights they are the first ten amendments. The first amendment mentions the free exercise clause, freedom of speech and of press, and by interpreting it says that congress cannot make any laws constricting to a established religion or prohibiting the free exercise....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]

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