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Capital Punishment Essay: Clarifying Impressions of Death Penalty - Clarifying Impressions of Capital Punishment      There are many false impressions floating around through American society concerning the death penalty; this paper hopes to clarify some of the more prominent, noticeable ones.   Does the death penalty deter. Scientific studies have consistently failed to find convincing evidence that the death penalty deters crime more effectively than other punishments. The most recent survey of research findings on the relation between the death penalty and homicide rates, conducted for the United Nations in 1988 and updated in 1996, concluded: "Research has failed to provide scientific proof that executions have a greater deterrent effect than life i...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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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] 812 words
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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] 819 words
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Abortion: Every Woman's Right - Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy, known to some as murdering the foetus. There are many theories of the foetus being starved of oxygen or the womb being filled up with toxic gases, crushed up and extracted from the womb. This is all very well but remember that the foetus will not be older than 24 weeks and so cannot feel pain. If the foetus was brought in to the world unwanted, unloved and entering into a life of torture, is this not where the pain comes into it. is it not better that the child had passed away painlessly as an embryo in the mothers womb, rather than living a life if torture....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive] 819 words
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McDonaldization: The Dehumanization of Workers - McDonaldization: The Dehumanization of Workers McDonaldization is becoming the new wave of job types where workers are being deskilled, dehumanized and exploited. Machines are taking over tasks which the employees used to do such as bank machines (interact). The McDonaldized jobs now instead of making the employee do all the work they have the customer working too, for example when the customer cleans up after eating. These jobs are becoming less interactive and personal because workers are becoming dehumanized and only allowed to follow a script, there is also the fact that fast food Company’s use drive through, where limited interaction occurs and are many restrictions....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 823 words
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Biasses in Journalism - When I hear the word “media” I initially think of news journalism, mainly our local news outlets whether that is TV, radio, print, or internet. News journalism is everywhere, whether it is local, national, or international broadcasted. There is the morning, afternoon, and nightly news, as well as news on print and news websites. I walk into the health club and there are 7-10 flat screens with at least half of them on a national news stations and within those news channels are news tickers at the bottom of the screen scrolling the “breaking News”....   [tags: persuasive] 831 words
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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] 835 words
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The Persuasive Antony of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - The Persuasive Antony of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar   In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, written by William Shakespeare, the characters give many persuasive speeches, some stronger than others, to convince characters in the story about what is true, false, right, and wrong.  After given instructions on a way to present his funeral speech for Caesar, Antony uses knowledge and skill to cover for his persuasion.  Antony speaks to the Roman mob after Brutus. His objective is to turn the people against Brutus and the conspirators in a persuading way so the group will no longer follow what is wrong.  Antony has skillful ways to help him convince the Romans that Caesar was a loving man an...   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays] 850 words
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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] 853 words
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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] 854 words
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Illegal Immigration Persuasive Speech - Immigration reform is one of the most active and discussed topics right now in American Politics. Mr. Speaker, you are being presented with a unique opportunity to embrace and lead the charge in this reform. The United States is a nation of immigrants. It was built and carried by people who migrated all over the world because they believed in the American Dream. The American Dream is not dead, and immigrants can and will continue to be an incredible positive side to this beautiful nation. But the truth remains, Immigration policies are incredibly outdated and xenophobic....   [tags: America, Bill, Bipartisan] 854 words
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You Must Have Meaning in Your Life - “If a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, then he hasn’t got a reason to live.” These were famous words of the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., spoken June 23, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan. Why do so many people fear death, fight for their country, defend their honor, seek love, stand up for their principles, go on living in the face of adversity, or believe in God. Each of these things involves living beyond the immediate moment, and all of them have at least one thing in common, and that is a sense of meaning....   [tags: Persuasive Essay] 878 words
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Persuasive Advertising - As stated in this statement marketing is often understood to make people buy things that they don’t need, want and can’t afford. Marketing does take a big part in why people buy things, but the one thing that it doesn’t do is force people to buy a product. In fact, it is illegal for salespeople to mislead people into buying a product or service. I am going to focus on the advertising in marketing as the amount a product is advertised in the media is going to drive and individual to make a purchase....   [tags: Marketing, Customers, Sales Promotions]
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Men and Women: Equality in Sports - Men and Women: Equality in Sports Many of the pre-existing women's sports organizations such as Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), Fédération Sportive Féminine Internationale (FSFI), and American Basketball League (ABL) have been the casualties of male dominated sports structure. These organizations merged or dissolved as other male dominated institutions began to include women's competitive sports. The NCAA saw the potential for additional revenue as the AIAW grew. Rather than lose significant financial resources the NCAA insisted that its member institutions offer women championships....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 905 words
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Persuasive Paper on Paintball - Original Writing - Persuasive Paper on Paintball- Original Writing You were just running, the leaves crush under your feet and are not sure if anyone is following you, but a gut felling keeps you going. Then you come to a quick halt. There you stand unprotected and vulnerable to any one, as the trees close in around you. Then a twig snaps you avert your eyes to the origin of the sound. As you frantically look about; you hear leaves shuffle around, knowing someone is stalking you. You begin to panic, your heart beating faster and faster and your breathing increases....   [tags: Sports Paintball Papers] 907 words
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Wal-Mart: Employee Relations - Wal-Mart, it’s one of the most easily identifiable transnational companies out there. Since its humble establishment in Rogers, Arkansas, United States, by Sam Walton, the store has grown to be one of the richest companies in the world. Why. Simply because Wal-Mart offers a variety of projects from pharmaceuticals to bicycles all while following the stores policy of offering more for less. Although this company provides a relatively affordable way for low income families to purchase the essentials one needs for life, in several cases we have heard of towns and cities petitioning to not allow this company into their communities....   [tags: persuasive] 909 words
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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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Gun Control - In the wake of all the school shootings in the past fifteen years gun control has become a more serious issue than before. Gun control has always been a concern in the United States, but not until the first major school shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado did this topic become a reality to the American public. In 1999, this massacre left fifteen people dead including the assassins. And just recently on March 5, 2001 did the tradition continue, when Charles Andrew Williams killed two classmates, leaving many injured in Santee California....   [tags: Persuasive Essays] 915 words
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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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Women Athletes in Male Dominated Sports - Women Athletes in Male Dominated Sports Sports are one of the great American pastimes, but the reality is that sports have encouraged a very distinct separation between males and females in the American society. The attitudes acquired through sports are learned on the field and breached into the real world to create conflict between the sexes. The issue of gender inequality goes far beyond the sports world, yet male dominated organizations form and support the sexes. With this separation of sexes we see the social and cultural strain on athletes participating in opposite gender sports, because society frowns on women participating in male dominated sports....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 933 words
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lMaking a Persuasive Case from Documentary on Children and Advertising - Making a Persuasive Case from Documentary on Children and Advertising “Consuming kids: The commercialization of childhood” is a documentary that focuses on the tremendous growth of child marketing which has thrived in unregulated industry. The documentary addresses topics in wide range scope such as “edutainment” for toddlers and babies, commercialization in schools and increased market research. It relies on industry insiders, health care professionals, advocates for children, news media clips and advertising to expose the controversies in the industry....   [tags: Film Analysis] 934 words
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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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Persuasive Speech: Ferrets Make Good Pets - Introduction: I. Ferrets are amusing creatures that can make good pets. II. Many people would be interested in a low maintenance pet that is softer than a turtle and more affectionate than a goldfish. III. I currently have three ferrets. I got my first one about five years ago. I found my second and third ferrets a couple of years later at the Oregon Ferret Shelter, where I ended up adopting them for a modest price. I have also volunteered at the shelter now and then and have learned a lot about them....   [tags: Persuasive Speech, Argumentative Speech] 939 words
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Analysis of Koppelman's Arguement in Support of Same Sex Marriage - ... Traditional marriage focuses on marriage before beginning sexual activity. In the instance of an unplanned pregnancy before marriage, a shotgun wedding is deemed appropriate. Chances are the couple is not financially ready to support a child. In states that try to enforce these ideals, divorce rates are the highest. Same-sex marriage defies these complex ideals. For same-sex couples, the need for a shotgun wedding is superfluous, as there are no instances of an unplanned pregnancy among same-sex couples....   [tags: rights, persuasive, propaganda ] 945 words
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Gay Marriage is An Attack on Christianity - On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy stated in the majority opinion: "The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them." Many conservatives are completely against gay marriage and they have stated that they will fight to have the Supreme Court ruling overturned. "I believe marriage is between a man and a woman, and I think we ought to codify that one way or another," President Bush said (Hinojosa)....   [tags: Persuasive Essay] 948 words
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Persuasive Campaigns and Attitude toward Group Projects - 1. Persuasive campaigns have the main goal to change an attitude or a behavior of a certain audience. The potential success of persuasion campaigns lie upon the strength and position of the behavior or attitude that is being transformed. The strength of an attitude or behavior is how strong an individual feels about the subject, the position refers to one’s personal value judgment about the subject. When an individual’s current attitude is positioned to the farthest point away from change and they feel very strongly about a certain belief then it will be very hard to alter their attitude or behavior....   [tags: college communications ] 951 words
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Genetical Engineering is Wrong -      At one time, golden rice was just a wild idea that Ingo Potrykus thought up. Optimally, golden rice would improve the lives of millions of the poorest people in the world. The rice would contain beta-carotene which is the building block for vitamin A. However, imagining golden rice was one thing and bringing it into existence was another. He struggled for years with his colleagues to deal with the finicky growing habits of the rice they transplanted to a greenhouse near the foot hills of the Swiss Alps....   [tags: Persuasive Essay]
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Diet Pills: The Miraculous Weight Loss Formula? - Below is part of the sample persuasive research essay. Please note: • how the introduction introduces the topic and offers a clear forecast of the essay's thesis (the author's position and stated reasons) • how the conclusion restates the thesis and ends with a call to action • how each character’s speech is fully developed: each speech has the three "E"s of paragraph organization and development: Exposition, Examples, and Explanation. To illustrate these components, in the paragraph below I've placed the exposition (claim and stated reason and background) in blue, the examples in green, the explanation in purple, and the concluding statement in orange....   [tags: Persuasive Research Essays] 963 words
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Public Schools and Education - It's Time for Education Reform - It's Time for Education Reform My sentence is still being carried out and, as such, I am still gathering much damning evidence on the topic. Hopefully I will be able to compose a meaningful -- perhaps even persuasive -- critique of the system. There is quite a bit of bureaucracy and conformity to overcome. The education system is profoundly skewed and this is the second time I have experienced its most significant problem: placement and grading. Most educators place too much value on inflexible systems for identifying proper places for students and estimate their comprehension of the material; there are many factors that may aid or hinder a student's performance on such tests....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Argumentative] 972 words
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Persuasive Speech: We Must Fight Homelessness -      Specific Purpose:           To persuade my audience to help fight homelessness            Central Idea:           With more help for the homeless we can make America better for everyone      Attention      I. Imagine for a moment that you're not in this classroom. A. Instead your outside, but you not walking to class or your dorm, your living there.           B. Imagine for a moment that you yourself are homeless.                1. You have no shelter                2. When it rains your wet                3....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech ]
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Persuasive Speech: Aggressive Driving Should be Avoided - Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience that aggressive driving should be avoided. Introduction I.Attention Getter: Speeding, tailgating, giving the finger and outright violence. Each day Americans grow more and more likely to take out their personal frustrations on other drivers. It is called aggressive driving and it is on the incline. II. Definition: Driving is a curious combination of public and private acts. A car isolates a driver from the world even as it carries him through it. The sensation of personal power is intoxicating....   [tags: Persuasive Speech, Argumentative Speech] 993 words
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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] 997 words
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Persuasive Essay on Abusing Government Assistance - "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it." This is one of Mitt Romneys famous quotes. The scary part about this quote is that he is right. About half of our country is dependent upon government assistance, and some are passing this way of life on to their many children....   [tags: work, money, supervision, assistance] 999 words
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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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Writing Persuasive or Argumentative Essays - In persuasive writing, a writer takes a position FOR or AGAINST an issue and writes to convince the reader to believe or do something. Persuasive writing is often used in advertisements to get the reader to buy a product. It is also used in essays and other types of writing to get the reader to accept a point of view. In order to convince the reader you need more than opinion; you need facts or examples to back your opinion. So, be sure to do the research. Persuasive writing follows a particular format....   [tags: Writing an Essay] 1005 words
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Support for the Current Placement of the Confederate Flag in South Carolina - Support for the Current Placement of the Confederate Flag in South Carolina There is an old saying that says you can please all of the people some of the time, or you can please some of the people all of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time. Never is this truer than in the state of South Carolina as it pertains to the flying of the Confederate Battle Flag. It is obvious at this point that no solution will make everyone in the state happy, but a compromise does need to be made that can satisfy a majority of the people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]
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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] 1010 words
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Persuasive Techniques Used by Michael Moore and Niccoló Machiavelli - Aristotle, a Greek philosopher, who initially came up with the three different sections of rhetorical appeals and the act of persuasion. The three appeals include ethos, logos and pathos, all three different means of persuasion. Michael Moore’s, Capitalism: A Love Story will be used and examples will be taken from throughout the movie to analyze his rhetorical techniques when reaching out to the audience. Examples from “The Qualities of the Prince” by Niccoló Machiavelli will also be analyzed for the three appeals....   [tags: using Aristotle's three rhetorical appeals] 1014 words
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Internet Gambling and Its Effects - In today’s society it is very rare to meet someone who does not own a computer and a smart phone. Most businesses, companies, stores, and organizations can be found on the Internet. Along with shopping, banking and research, entertainment is one of the major reasons for use of the Internet. Adding to the Internet’s growing popularity for entertainment purposes is online gambling. Around the world, the gambling industry is growing rapidly by way of casinos, and most recently, on the Internet. "Four years ago, there was one online gambling site; today it’s estimated there are between 300 and 400." To some, gambling on the net may just be an entertaining past time, but for many others it soon...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]
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Use of Persuasive Argument in 12 Angry Men - The movie “12 Angry Men” examines the dynamics at play in a United States jury room in the 1950’s. It revolves around the opinions and mindsets of twelve diverse characters that are tasked with pronouncing the guilt or innocence of a young man accused of patricide. The extraordinary element is that their finding will determine his life or death. This play was made into a movie in 1957, produced by Henry Fonda who played the lead role, Juror #8, and Reginald Rose who wrote the original screenplay....   [tags: 12 Angry Men Essays]
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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 Speech: Frivolous Lawsuits Are Out of Control - Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that frivolous lawsuits are out of control in America Introduction: A. Attention Getter 1. We've all heard the story about the woman who spilled scalding hot coffee on herself and then successfully sued McDonald's. But we've also heard reports of burglars suing homeowners after injuring themselves during a robbery. Most of us laugh off these stories as urban legends made to show the ridiculousness of frivolous lawsuits, but you might be surprised, however by how many of these are true....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech] 1042 words
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Human Reproductive Cloning Should be Banned - Human Reproductive Cloning Should be Banned The issues concerning human reproductive cloning are shrouded in controversy, perhaps overshadowing the true advantages of cloning technology. Therapeutic cloning, which is often misunderstood as reproductive cloning, is less controversial than the latter as it does not involve the creating of an individual being. Instead, vital stem cells are extracted from human embryos, in order to generate tissues and organs for transplant. The goal of this process is strictly to harvest stem cells, resulting in the creation of “cloned organs”, which can be used to treat heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and cancer....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 1054 words
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Persuasive Speech: You Should Be an Organ Donor - Introduction: By this time tomorrow, 12 people in America who are alive right now will be dead. Not because they were in a car wreck, Not because they were gunned down, Not because their time had come, Not even because they weren’t in the hospital, but simply because they couldn’t be given a life-saving transplant in time. 12 people will die because the organ transplant they need will not be possible. Money’s not the issue here. It’s the lack of organ donors. Hi, my name is Casey, and I will tell you of the Extreme importance of becoming an Organ Donor....   [tags: Organ Donation] 1059 words
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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] 1069 words
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Become an Organ Donor‎ Today - As his family&#8217;s month-long vacation to Italy approached, seven year-old Nicholas Green became increasingly excited about the trip. The rosy-cheeked second grader devoured books on Roman history. He announced that Julius Caesar was his new hero. Nicholas showed great interest in the Greek and Roman myths that his mother, Maggie, read to him, particularly the one about Persephone. She was the young goddess kidnapped by the King of the Underworld but, because of her mothers grief allowed to return to earth for a few months each year....   [tags: Persuasive Essay] 1069 words
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We Should Make Snow on the Mountain - We Should Make Snow on the Mountain The varying opinions on whether snow should be made on the Snowbowl Ski Mountain in Flagstaff, Arizona have grown to become a statewide debate. Snowbowl is one of the sacred mountains in the San Francisco Peaks that is very meaningful to the Native people. If snow were to be made on the mountain, it would interfere with the beliefs of many people. On the other hand, many Arizona residents rely on the ski area for its incoming business, recreation, and for providing jobs to many people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 1075 words
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Computer Health - Computer Health Are computers really that healthy to families. Is technology healthy, period. Do computers and the Internet actually help men and women, moms and dads, children and teens, friends and relatives, young and old. Does it help finish work and give you more time, or has it destroyed your life. Computers are beneficial, but I think only in small doses. The Internet can be fun but it is also a nightmarish side to it, just like everything else in the world. You can find tons of stories on someone’s identity being stolen or teens meeting there on line friend horror stories and still no one listens....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1084 words
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Persuasive Speech: We Must Increase the Security of Starbucks Mobile Payment - ... So it fashioned in me a security apprehension that will benefit all. Preview Statement: This white paper examines the current state and nature of the mobile payments, some of the relevant enabling technologies, and looks at the relevant risk, security and assurance issues that security and audit professionals will want to consider when developing and evaluating mobile payment services. Development of the need: What does the Starbuck application lacks at. A. It lacks at creating barriers for hackers trying to hack into an account....   [tags: Persuasive Speech] 1090 words
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Persuasive Techniques Used in Michael Jackson's Eulogy Delivered by Al Sharpton - Persuasion is a commonly used communication technique that allows us to socially influence a certain topic positively or negatively. Its purpose is to help affirm or nullify an idea, belief or attitude. Sometimes the exact topic is very detectable in communication such as during debates but other times it displayed a little more subtly. Persuasion is more than just verbally speaking. Non-verbal communication such as body language, tone and pitch of the voice can also add to the affirmation of the topic....   [tags: michael jackson, music] 1091 words
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An Analysis of President Obama’s 2008 Victory Speech - The origin of my essay is the victory speech of Barack Obama in 2008. The essay is an attempt to illustrate the correlation between discourse and politics in varies of aspects and perspectives. I hope the reader can enhance the skills of persuasive power in discourse. Since in the political views, nothing is coincident. We can use the persuasive power to assure the thing is going to the right track of your plan. I found there are varies persuasive appeals in the victory’s speech. Language is powerful....   [tags: language, persuasive, power, skills] 1095 words
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Youth Work And Youth Provision Services Are Vital To Dealing Drug Misuse By Our Youth - Introduction Our youth are the most creative, energetic, motivated, expressive people within our society, but that presents challenging problems. The fact that they often bored and feel misunderstood plays a big role in how they make choices in life, yet they have interests, passions, and inspirations and yearn for an environment and facilities in which they can express themselves while releasing their excessive energy. In situations where these facilities are limited or unavailable, our youth are left to find their own ways to vent their frustrations, usually through behaviours that challenge our communities and society like the misuse of alcohol and illicit drugs....   [tags: persuasive ]
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Persuasive Arguements in The Life of Olaudah Equiano - "The Life of Olaudah Equiano” is a captivating story in which Equiano, the author, reflects on his life from becoming a slave to a freeman during the 19th century. Through his experiences and writing, Equiano paints a vivid picture of the atrocities and cruelties of European slavery. Ultimately through his narrative, Equiano intends to persuade his audience, the British government, to abolish the Atlantic slave trade as well as alert them of the harsh treatment of slaves. He successfully accomplishes his goal by subtly making arguments through the use of character, action, and setting....   [tags: slavery, morality, faith]
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Downloading Music Should Be Made Legal - Downloading All Music Should Be Made Legal In 1999, an 18-year-old college dropout named Shawn Fanning revolutionized the music industry with the program he invented called Napster. Napster was an internet program that made it possible for users to share music files for free. His product gained instant interest across America which brought an opposite response from the Music industry. In 2001, as expected, Napster was sued for copyright infringement by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and shut down at the peak of its success....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 1107 words
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Cell Phones Should Be Allowed In School - Have you ever heard of the gruesome Columbine High School massacre. This incident occurred on April 20th 1999 and involved two students embarking on a shooting rampage, killing twelve students, a teacher and wounding twenty three others. Unfortunately during this incident, the school's most easily accessible phone was on the other side of the school in the library. Perhaps some of these lives could have been saved if the students in this class had cell phones that they could've used to contact the authorities more quickly....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 1112 words
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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] 1114 words
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Socrates was a Wise and Harmless Man - Socrates and the Apology Some of the best sources of information about Socrates' philosophical views are the early dialogues of his student Plato, who tried to provide a faithful picture of the methods and teachings of the great master. The Apology is one of the many-recorded dialogues about Socrates. It is about how Socrates was arrested and charged with corrupting the youth, believing in no god(s) (Atheism) and for being a Sophist. He attended his trial and put up a good argument. I believe that Socrates was wrongfully accused and should not have been sentenced to death....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 1122 words
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Corpal Punishment - Every parent(s) encountered an experience where their child becomes ruthless and act in a disorderly way. There are times when the child acts that way to gain attention from their parent(s) or because they “feel” like it and wants to be in control. For instance, let’s say you, who are the parent, decide to go to Wal-Mart with your child. While you are in Wal-Mart, your child comes across a toy that he/she wants badly. You already know you will not have enough money to buy the toy so you find a way to explain it in a way he/she will understand....   [tags: persuasive]
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Against Conformity - Conformity "Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." – John F. Kennedy. When we allow ourselves to conform to what our friends, family or society asks of us, we lose the ability to grow into our own persons. Conformity, however, is more than just the 13 year old middle school girl wearing UGG Boots and an Abercrombie hoodie in order to fit in. It is more then only listening to the top 40 radio stations and watching American Idol so you have something to add to the conversation that your co- workers are having over stale, company supplied coffee....   [tags: Persuasive Essays] 1133 words
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Self-Analysis Essay of a Writer - My portfolio absolutely reflects my understanding of persuasive writing. Persuasive writing focuses on the ability to formulate an essay that takes an argumentative stance, but takes the opposition into consideration as well. My portfolio also represents the goals and objectives of persuasive writing. The essays I have written for this course demonstrate that I have certainly developed my critical thinking skills, and developed, or better yet, mastered my communication and personal responsibility skills; but, because of my occasional lack of analysis and issues with word choice, my writing process is not perfected....   [tags: portfolio, persuasive writing]
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Arguments Against Legalized Euthanasia - The way "a person goes through the process of dying and accepts death is closely related to the way the person's society and culture view the process. A person's family, cultural values, social and medical institutions are all factors that form part of the context in which individuals die" (Dickinson and Leming 13). In past years, death was an accepted and natural part of life. Unlike today, death was common to occur at home with family and friends present. Advances in health, medicine and medical technology, however, have reduced people's contact with death....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive] 1139 words
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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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An Argument for GMO's in Foods - One of my favorite episodes of the television show, "The Simpsons", begins with Marge, the mother, serving her family a dinner of unusually large, genetically modified foods. Shortly after dinner is served, one of the potatoes eats a carrot. Although this example is comedic hyperbole, it is still an excellent illustration of the public perception of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as dangerous "Frankenfoods". This perception is out of touch with the reality of GMOs and runs contrary to a large body of scientific evidence that indicates that GMOs are safe for people and our environment....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive] 1200 words
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Creative Thinking, Logical Thinking, and Persuasive Thinking - In thinking and decision making, it will be analyzed on three different types of thinking styles. The three thinking styles analyzed are Creative thinking, Logical thinking, and Persuasive thinking. These three thinking styles are some of the many important styles used in a workplace. Creative, logical, and persuasive is a great mix of thinking styles that helps a company becomes very successful in completing a job task. The three different types of thinking will be spoken of on how they each affect the critical thinking process....   [tags: Thinking Styles] 1278 words
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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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An Argument Against High Salaries in Major League Baseball - An Argument Against High Salaries in Major League Baseball Twenty-five million dollars made per year. Over one hundred fifty-four thousand dollars made per game. Over forty-seven thousand dollars earned per at bat. Sounds a little ridiculous, does it not. That is what current Texas Ranger shortstop Alex Rodriguez earns to play the game of baseball (azcentral.com). Baseball is a game that children have been playing in schoolyards and fields for the past one hundred years. It may not be a game anymore....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]
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It's Time to Declare English the Official Language - It's Time to Declare English the Official Language "In no way would having English as the official language intrude upon anyone's private life, business, or day-to-day living. Official English applies only to the conduct of government business." -S.I. Hayakawa America today is a melting pot of different societies. Everywhere, in every city and in every state, there are Germantowns, and Chinatowns, and Greektowns. America has certainly developed into one big multicultural society....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive] 1283 words
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Persuasive Essay: Gun Control Contradicts the Second Amendment - Gun control has been a hot topic for very long time. People on the anti- gun control side believe that gun ownership is a Constitutional right backed by the Second Amendment. The anti-gun believe that you should be able to posses and own any firearm. They also believe that gun laws only restrict the law abiding citizens. Pro-gun control believe that guns are the backbone to our crime problem. They also believe that gun laws help keep guns of the street and deter crime. The Second Amendment reads," A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed" (Caplan p32)....   [tags: 2nd Amendment Constitution The Right To Bear Arms] 1288 words
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Analysis of Persuasive Symbols in Ronald Reagan's The Space Shuttle "Challenger" Tragedy Address - Introduction Politicians frequently receive negative publicity at the hand of their own use of language. Their uses of words as they relate to persuasion typically fall within one of the three dimensions of language functions, semantic or thematic. Often their persuasive language can be found to closely resemble any of these three categories simultaneously. There are many tools for analyzing persuasive symbols, many of which should be utilized when analyzing great communicators such as President Ronald Reagan....   [tags: using the three dimmensions of language]
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Lowering the Drinking Age Would Reduce Tragedies and Secrets - ... Since it is illegal to drink under the age of 21 people who do, do it in secret and leave it unmonitored by other adults. This is especially popular among college students. According to the American Journal of Public Health, published by Georges C. Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association (APHA), College students are more likely to participate in heavy drinking then those who are not in college. “2 in 5 [college] students nationally engaging in binge drinking on at least 1 occasion in the past 2 weeks.” Regardless of their age people will still drink....   [tags: persuasive speech outline, ]
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Abortion: Women Should have a Choice - The issue of abortion is a controversial one; there are arguments on both sides of the debate. In 1973 the national case of Roe v. Wade, sparked political decisions that created a national right to abortion. Further, "Roe v. Wade declared that unborn children are not `persons' nor are they entitled to the same constitutional protection as `born children'" (Baird, Rosenbaum, 2001). However, Roe v. Wade did not end the debate, nor, did it stop both sides for continuing the fight for their individual beliefs....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive] 1317 words
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Coursework on advance HCI - In the first part of this coursework it will be argued that the study of Kaptein et al. [1] on means based adaptive persuasive systems is an interesting piece of research that could formulate new questions and hypotheses in the area of adapted persuasive systems. The argument will be developed through a critical review of the Kaptein et al. paper, discussing in turn its theoretical origins, research methodologies, main findings, and design implications. To begin with, the authors suggest that the large differences in individual responses to persuasive strategies will, in due course, lead to systems that rely heavily on persuasion profiles....   [tags: adaptive persuasive systems]
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Comparing the Persuasive Techniques Used in Two Charity Fundraising Advertisements - Comparing the Persuasive Techniques Used in Two Charity Fundraising Advertisements The hardest thing for any charity is to raise money. There is only one way to do this, that is to persuade people to part with their money and donate it to a good cause. The “ Bhopal Medical Appeal” and “Save The Children” advertisements are two examples of this. Both of these advertisements come from “ The Observer” a broadsheet newspaper. Consequently it is assumed that the target audience is those of a higher education and people who more likely to actually read the advertisement....   [tags: Papers] 1364 words
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