Most of us have enjoyed "cruising" sometime in our lives. For many, it was one of our favorite pastimes. If you lived in the "American Graffiti" era, it was the in thing of to do. I remember when cruising was a popular activity on Main Street in Mesa for many years, until it was banned a few years ago. Now the controversy is over whether to ban cruising on Central Avenue in Phoenix. City officials are trying to reroute the weekend riders to Washington and Jefferson streets. Although cruising
Because of my strong beliefs, I have been called the Antichrist, a witch, an atheist, and a Satanist. Fervent Christians have told me that my “kind” is solely responsible for the downfall of American morals. Actually, none of these labels fits me. I am not a witch because the only modern religion to practice witchcraft is Wicca (American Heritage 1381), and I am not a Wiccan. I am not a Satanist because modern Satanists do not believe in Satan as an actual entity; instead, they follow a "religion
Today, everyone is too concerned with the now to worry about the future. Of course, there are a few who scrimp and save a few dollars here and there so that they will have some when they retire. However, none represent the ideas or beliefs that are destined to change our society. So I ask you are all the idealists gone, or are they just too scared to stand up? Throughout the course of history there have always been those who took a stand against society in order to further
It's Diana's turn at the tiny glass window. Her face burns red with shame as she is handed her monthly check. Two small children tug at her dress, their stomachs growling from a day without food. She looks down at her two children, her face filled with pain and guilt. What had happened to their happy life? With just the stroke of the pen across a divorce decree, Diana and her children were thrust into the humiliation of the welfare line. For two years now, Diana has tried to get back on her
World Peace is something that will never happen. Too many countries have too much military power and don't want to give in to any other country. War is something that the world is going to have to deal with because there has been very few years over the history of the world that have been war free. Like one quote by an unknown author says, "Peace is rare: less than 8% of the time since the beginning of recorded time has the world been entirely at peace. In a total of 3530 years, 286 have been warless
We have based the very existence of our country on the belief that complete separation of church and state is best for the church and is best for the state. However, throughout history the roles between religion and American public life remain interwoven and continue to shape our beliefs and values. In order to begin to understand the role of religion in American public life, one must first recognize that religion is present in many aspects of one's life. Even though the United States' Constitution
Jack has just been in a serious car accident. He is suffering from brain damage and paralysis. His family does not want him to live the rest of his life this way, but do they have a choice in ending the pain and suffering of their loved one? According to most state governments and countries, the answer is no; however, there is method allowed in some states to stop the pain and suffering for both the patient and his family. This method is called euthanasia. Euthanasia is the deliberate, painless
In 1995 Scotty Thurman was on top of the world. Thurman led the Arkansas Razorbacks to a NCAA basketball championship with one great performance after another. After this miracle season, Thurman made a decision that would change his fortunes. Rather than come back for his senior year and get his degree, he elected to make himself eligible for the NBA draft. With a NCAA championship under his belt, Thurman was confident he was ready for the NBA, but NBA scouts had different ideas. Thurman could only
Are young people in today's society enamored with themselves? Do they care about others? Are they unfeeling; show little or no interest or emotion; unresponsive, indifferent; passionless or void of feeling? What is the cause or reason for apathy in young folks today that wasn't there a hundred years ago? Quite possibly it is a lack of mental stimulation. As responsible citizens of the United States, we should decide to not put up with indifference but encourage young people to get involved in their
I. Introduction A. Cults are becoming prominent in our society. B. Main points Secret organizations such as cults have been around for a long time and yet, more our emerging into our society. Cults preform acts, that are against the laws of the countries that govern them. C. More cults are emerging from society, and therefore is causing more rebellion against the spirit of goodness. II. Opposing view A. Some people believe that religious cults, are not cult at all, instead they are communities
Essays can be broadly classified into four types: Descriptive essays, Argumentative essays, Narrative essays, and Expository essays. An argumentative essay discusses both sides of an argument before taking a stand. An exemplification essay is a type of argumentative essay, where the thesis and claims are primarily supported by specific and detailed examples and data to illustrate the argument being made.
A good exemplification essay should follow the five-paragraph structure―introduction, three paragraphs that discuss the core of the argument, and conclusion. The introductory paragraph must end with the mention of the thesis statement. A thesis statement puts forward the main claim or the argument that is addressed in the essay. The next three paragraphs form the body of the essay. The first paragraph should explore one side of the argument by providing examples supporting the claim. The second paragraph should discuss the other side of the argument by using a set of examples as proof for the claim. In the third paragraph, the writer needs to pick a side and form his/her decision by comparing examples supporting the two conflicting aspects of the argument. The concluding paragraph should reiterate the writer's viewpoint about the argument.
Gun control, global warming, abortion, veganism, etc., are some of the popular topics for an exemplification essay. Let's understand the nitty-gritties of writing an exemplification essay through the topic “Is global warming real?” When you are arguing for the topic in this case, it is not enough to state that global warming is a real issue. You also need to clearly detail examples that prove your point. When you question the existence of global warming, you need to cite examples that disrupt the concept of global warming. In the end, you need to compare both sets of examples and make an informed choice.
Here is a comprehensive list of sample exemplification essays from various genres: