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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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  • An Argumentative Essay

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    An argumentative essay persuades the audience or a reader to state an issue that gives some several valid and true reasons, where it can be supported by the evidence and make the audience to adopt a new belief or behavior. The argumentative essay can be also written in a MLA (Modern Language Association) or APA (American Psychological Association) format. It depends on what format you prefer. A good argumentative essay starts with a good topic where it can claim what the argumentative essay is about

  • Argumentative Essay

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    extra-curricular knowledge would be richer. It developed my appealing and appreciation for language. In my junior high school, my writing skill made me fall in love with debate. I still wrote narration, however, I preferred the argumentative essay. Argumentative essay often has clear opinions and I can state the reasons why agree with one holding and why I do not agree with other holdings. I still remember my Chinese teacher asked me to debate with other students 3 days later. Well, I am a outgoing


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    Argumentative Essay Abir Ennour 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. First, French is ranked in the second place after English as the most spoken language internationally

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    Argumentative Synthesis Essay Is higher education necessary to succeed in life? The answer is: Probably Yes. As Hsun stated “Learning, nothing is more profitable than to associate with those who are learned.” (Hsun Tzun 550) Higher Education gives the people the necessary knowledge that is require to live a more successful life.” Learning should not be ceased” (Hsun Tzun 546) meaning that learning should be the first priority of everyone. College education is the key to success. It helps people

  • Essay On Argumentative Essay Writing

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    An argumentative essay is a fundamental type of paper for all writers. It that states a writer’s side of said argument. This claim would consist of the writer’s opinion and would have to be supported with evidence. In an argumentative essay about how people determine there core values writers experience many obstacles. These obstacles can seem insurmountable at times but with the help of a writing process it can be a little easier. This process starts when a claim is made. The claim is an opinion

  • 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

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    Evaluation of Argumentative Writing As I worked with younger children for several years, I try whenever possible, to be an advocate on their part to help them get the most enriching educational experience they can to better prepare them to enter the school system. Over the past years of working at the child development center on Katterbach Kaserne in Germany, I quickly worked my way from a program assistant, who perform entry level tasks such as changing diapers and cleaning, to a lead with my own

  • Argumentative Essay

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    Every day, more and more attempts of banning books and taking away the rights of our First Amendment get violated. The challenging of a book is the attempt to remove or restrict materials, and the banning is the removal of these materials. I believe that books should not be banned for these reasons. Books are usually challenged with the best intentions- to protect mainly children from difficult information and ideas. According to the article "Indian state bans Gandhi book after reviews hint at

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    Teachers and students have long been at war over the various issues concerning cell phones. Many teachers say that cell phones ringing, vibrating and making other noise disrupt a class, though in fact, many teachers’ complaints could be rendered null and void if students were allowed to use cell phones. Usage of phones out of class, in lunch and in the hallways should be allowed, as well as in the class, but at the teacher’s discretion for the student to use for their education, safety, and for