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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The holidays are a time of year where families exchange favorite memories, embrace their festive feelings, bear hot beverages near their fireplace and glance over their overly decorated ornaments. Well, that’s what we would like to believe happens around the holidays. Not everyone is able to provide and experience these festive holidays for them and their families like the many of us are able to. Some may look down and judge those who are less privileged and unable to meet the “standards” of the
Nowadays, a lot of people are thinking college isn’t worth the time, effort, and money. It has its downsides; college isn’t for everyone, there are those that fail to graduate even within six years of schooling, it’s expensive and it’s not always of good quality. What they don’t realize is that college has more benefits than disadvantages. College is worth it because it is a steppingstone to the future. It can help uncertain students discover what they would like to do for their careers. Workers
Nearly 1.5 million Americans have a form of lupus, according to The Lupus Foundation of America. 72 percent of Americans age 18-34 have never hear of or know little-to-nothing about lupus. When my coworker (we will call her Cindy) mentioned in passing that she had lupus all I could think of was Dr. House from the television series House saying “It is never lupus.” This had been my take on this disease ever since watching the show. So when I dug deeper with Cindy, I learned that individuals go years
My ancestors came from Ireland to Massachusetts. They lived in town near Manchester, called Beverly. My great-great-grand father worked in a factory, while my great-great-grand mother was a stay at home mom and housewife. Like most immigrants, they came for the freedom and opportunity that the United Stated provided. There was a heavy job demand in the United States because of the expanding factories and industrialization, which is perfect because immigrants needed work. Coming to North America
Socrates had an interesting view on what wisdom was. Various times, Socrates claimed that he was ignorant and lacked wisdom. Socrates even goes as far to say that he has reached for someone far wiser than him, but failed to find such a wise person. It is clear that Socrates is in fact wise and knows may things. During his trial, Socrates brought up his accusations. He claims that his wisdom is that of any human being, limited. His prosecutors claim that through prophecy, there is no man wiser than
The Iceman’s Murder About 25 years ago, a mysterious body was found in the Ötztal Alps between Italy and Austria. Originally thought to be a hiker lost in the mountains, one of many that share that similar fate. However, upon closer inspection, it was discovered that they had instead found a corpse from 5300 years in the past. This was exciting as they had just found the world’s oldest mummy. While most scientists thought he died in the cold up the mountain, some had doubts, and while studying the
For years many different people from many different walks of life have had different opinions about abortion. For some abortion is never wrong, for others under certain circumstances it is O.K., and for still some others it is never right. Abortion is wrong not only because it goes against what God has said, but also because most women are so rushed into and unsure about their decision they regret it later in life. Although the Bible ; the old testament used by Jewish believers; both the new and
LOLZ, PUT THE PHONE UP Death is inevitable. No one is immune to its reach or can out out run its henchmen. Death can be, however, eluded to a certain extent. Take for instance, texting and driving; it is easily avoidable though many people take it upon themselves to text, email, and call while driving. Texting and driving is illegal, it is also one of the leading causes of traffic accidents among teenagers. Teenagers are the biggest culprits among drivers who text, unfortunately borrowing this habit
When I was younger I would often hear people talk about Tupac, whether it be other rappers or even adults but at the time I had no idea who he was I knew of him but I didn’t know any of his songs, how he died or even what type of legacy he left behind. I would often watch rap interviews and a common theme that was brought up was they were inspired by Tupac, so in my head I’m thinking “who is this guy if he inspires some of the greatest rappers of my generation, he must be the king of rap.” Then around
On october 15 1999 there was poor guy named Tyrone he was 18 years old and live with his mom and his three brothers named Lebron and Andrew. Lebron was 15 years old and Andrew was 12 years old. Tyrone was 5’7 tall his skin color was brown and has green eyes his hair was faded he was born and raised in compton. Every morning at 6:00am Tyrone would have to wake up and his brothers and get ready for school because the bus came at 7:00am. Lebron would be the lazy one who wanted to sleep more. Tyron
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: