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    Raising objections and counter viewpoints to someone’s statements or beliefs is called being argumentative. It is easy to confuse argumentative with persuasive. An argumentative approach is to disagree with the other person’s views by stating opposing viewpoints. A persuasive approach is about changing the person’s beliefs and aligning them with your beliefs. A piece of text, video, an article, or a person can be said to be argumentative if they raise viewpoints contrary to popular beliefs.

    Argumentative in the U.S. Judicial System

    In a U.S. courtroom trial, argumentative is a form of an objection raised by the opposing lawyer in response to a question that diverts the court's attention from the evidence presented in the case. It is a method to stop the prosecutor or defense lawyer from raising questions that force the witness to draw inferences instead of just stating the facts. It’s a provision that has been devised to stop lawyers from pushing legal arguments in the guise of a simple series of questions.

    The word argumentative may remind most students of essays. An argumentative essay is a formal style of essay writing taught in schools and colleges. While writing an argumentative essay, the writer states both sides of an argument before revealing their inclination towards one facet of the argument. An argumentative essay follows the standard five-paragraph structure. The first paragraph is the introduction, which usually concludes with a clearly defined thesis statement. The next three paragraphs form the body of the essay. In the second paragraph, the writer puts forth one side of the argument with corroborating facts and figures that support their argument. In the third paragraph, the writer bats for the other side of the argument with the help of facts and logic. In the fourth paragraph, the writer takes a stand and reveals their bias. The final paragraph is the conclusion that drives home the writer’s opinions.

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  • Aspects of an Argumentative Essay

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    Aspects of an Argumentative Essay The argumentative essay is an essay in which you argue a point -- an essay in which you prove a thesis. The argumentative essay starts with an introduction. The introduction is the gateway into your paper, and it serves two roles. The introduction should grab your reader's attention and let him or her know what your paper will be about. Your thesis must also let your reader know what your essay will be about. By the time he or she finishes your conclusion

  • Free Argumentative Essays: Euthanasia

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    Euthanasia Euthanasia means gentle or easy death for those who are incurably ill and in pain. So should a person have the right to take another person's life or his own when he/she is incurably ill and in pain. That is what whole of Australia is trying to decide. The N.T all ready has passed a law that legalise euthanasia in that state. Now other government leaders and members are in support of this are pushing for an Australian euthanasia law. Christian Groups and Anti-Euthanasia

  • Free Argumentative Essays: Police Brutality

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    Police Brutality Police work is dangerous.  Sometimes police put in situations that excessive force is needed.  But, because some officers use these extreme measures in situations when it is not, police brutality should be addressed. The use of excessive force may or may not be large problem, but it should be looked into by both the police and the public. For those people who feel racism is not a factor in causing the use of excessive force, here is a startling fact.  In Tampa Bay, Florida

  • Free Argumentative Essays: Euthanasia is Inhuman

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    Euthanasia is Inhuman A subject that has been disputed more ever since medical technology has dramatically improved is Euthanasia. Euthanasia is assisted suicide, or it could be ending a patience's suffering by letting him die. Medical technology is advancing so fast euthanasia is not needed to be a practice in today's society. Moreover, it is inhuman and against the law. Many people with incurable diseases have thought about euthanasia. Their families do not want them to go through

  • Argumentative Essay On Argumentative

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    Argumentative essays are a great way to state your opinion through writing. If you have never written an argumentative essay you might be wondering what it is. Well an argumentative essay is exactly what is called it’s an essay where the writer argues in favor of a certain point and during the essay he uses many elements to convince his audience why he is right. A good argumentative essay is one that has contains six elements which are thesis, personal background, historical background, common ground

  • Free Argumentative Essays: Oregon's Euthanasia Program

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    Oregon's Euthanasia Program Since 1998, due to a legal opinion by U.S. attorney general Janet Reno, Oregon physicians have used their federal prescribing licenses from the Drug Enforcement Administration to order controlled substances - usually secobarbital - for use in terminally ill patients' suicides. However, new attorney general John Ashcroft was an outspoken critic of the Reno opinion when he served in the U.S. Senate. He authored a 1997 letter to Reno signed by seven other Senators urging

  • Writing Persuasive or Argumentative Essays

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    In persuasive or argumentative writing, we try to convince others to agree with our facts, share our values, accept our argument and conclusions, and adopt our way of thinking. Elements toward building a good persuasive essay include * establishing facts to support an argument * clarifying relevant values for your audience (perspective) * prioritizing, editing, and/or sequencing the facts and values in importance to build the argument * forming and stating conclusions * "persuading"

  • Search for 'argumentative' to find 'opinion' essays

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    Odyssey Essay Being attacked by one eyed monsters, huge storms, a giant sea dragon, and scores of angry men were just a few of the perils Odysseus had to overcome. He did not only overcome them, but he did so in a way that would forever be thought of as heroic. Odysseus, the epic hero of Homer's The Odyssey demonstrates the Greek ideal of leadership, bravery, and devotion to the gods. Odysseus was a great leader and showed his leadership abilities many times, times where his men were

  • Free Argumentative Essays: We Need Trauma Centers

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    We Need Trauma Centers Due to the advanced state of industry a number of devices and machines have come into common use which, often through intentional misuse, result in very serious injuries. Two examples are the automobile and the gun. When a serious injury results from something such as an automobile accident the victim usually has a very short period in which to obtain emergency medical intervention before the shock resulting from his or her injuries is irreversible. Usually this period

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