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Bliss decreases with Understanding - Bliss decreases with Understanding Certain factors and things in the world begin to lose their value and appreciation as time progresses. A child perceives the world as a safe playground full of fun and new exciting adventures waiting for them to explore. When a child gets ready to explore this world, they approach it with a blissful ignorance of not knowing the reality and truth behind many things. This very world the child lives in is viewed differently by an adult. As one grows into an adult, and gains an understanding and knowledge about the world around them, it just seems a little less shiny....   [tags: Persuasive, Philosophy, Personal Experience] 1762 words
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The Pitiful Campus Dining Experience - The Pitiful Campus Dining Experience         When I was a waiter at a local pizza parlor, the area manager would come in once every two weeks and give the restaurant an inspection. He would watch us through the course of an evening, and when the crowds subsided, he would gather us all around and give us our review. At the onset of every debriefing, as they were called among the crew, the first words from his mouth would always be, "From the moment the customer enters those doors, his dining experience begins....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Re-Identifying God in Experience - Re-Identifying God in Experience ABSTRACT: If an alleged experience of God can constitute evidence for God’s existence, then it must be possible for God to be a perceptual particular, that is, a substantive, enduring object of perception. Furthermore, if several such experiences are to be cumulative evidence for God’s existence, then it must be possible to reidentify God from experience to experience. I examine both a "conceptual" and an "epistemological" argument against these possibilities that is derived from the work of Richard Gale....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Religious Papers]
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The Three Canons of Invention and the Near-death Experience - Invention is the division of rhetoric that rhetors use to find arguments. The three approaches to invention are kairos, stasis theory, and the topic method. I am going to apply them here to support my belief in the near-death experience. When speaking to an audience, I must use kairos. I have to take into consideration what information is relevant to my audience. From there I can develop a persuasive argument on the near-death experience. Here I will give some examples of the points I need to make when arguing from a kairotic stance....   [tags: Near-death Experience Speech] 825 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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Law About Underage Drinking has Affected my College Experience - A New Law That Will Just Make Things Worse Eighteenth birthdays are a time for celebration and good times. It was my friend’s big day and she wanted just that. She asked her parents for a party, and like most teenagers she wanted alcohol to be involved. In order to keep her house and the people inside it safe, she had to make a few precautions before the party. These rules ranged from keeping the music volume moderate, closing the windows, and warning the neighbors beforehand. The party was under control and everyone was being courteous and controlled....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Drinking Essays]
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Persuasive Speech: We Must Prevent Teen Pregnancy - ... Need: (your 2-3 major argument points and evidence) A. A lot of teenagers who become pregnant sometimes wish they weren't . This happens because they either dont want to be parents or they know it's not the right time. By the time they find out they are pregnant they start stressing out because it was never meant to happen and also because they don't want their parents to know or to find out. B. as the teen pregnancy rate rises more adolescents contract sexually transmitted infections like HIV C....   [tags: Persuasive Speech] 659 words
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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 Essay: Football - Once again, after a successful season, Shadle Park was defeated by a Big 9 school in the first game of the regional tournament. This reoccurring event has led many to believe that the four year football program puts GSL students at a disadvantage compared to other districts. A junior high school football program would not only increase the competitiveness of the students but also have more important consequences. As far as football goes, the GSL has become the laughing stock of the state. No team in the entire GSL has entered into the state tournament more than ten times....   [tags: Persuasive Essay] 635 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 Speech: Against Gun Control - Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that each individual must take responsibility for his or her own actions. The must not blame guns for problems caused by people. . . Attention Grabber: Gun control isn't about guns, its about control . Body of Speech . I'd like to read a quote by our 3rd president Thomas Jefferson. "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an...   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech] 679 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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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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Varieties of Lucid Dreaming Experience, by Stephen Laberge - In the last ten years, lucid dreaming has become a familiar word to the society, thanks largely to the work of researchers like Stephen LaBerge, whose findings I am going to focus on in this paper. He has done extensive work in the field of lucid dream research. LaBerge is one of the popular leaders of our era among hundreds of dream researchers studying the science of lucid dreaming. Dream states are categorized into two main areas; lucid and non-lucid dreaming. Lucid dreaming is defined as when the person knows that they are in a dream, as opposed to non-lucid dreams where the person has no idea that they are in the middle of a dream....   [tags: Mechanics of Lucid Dreaming] 1289 words
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Persuasive Essay on Concealed Weapons Laws - Persuasive Essay on Concealed Weapons Laws Just imagine for a moment if you would. You Just finished a long hard week of work, and you are looking forward to the reward of going out for a night on the town. You go home get cleaned up, put on your sharpest outfit and head over to your dates house to pick her up. Nothing could be more perfect. The evening air is the right temperature with just enough breeze to catch your cologne and waft it through the air. And the evening itself is enough to remember because of the moons reflection off of the newly harvested fields and ever-flowing creeks....   [tags: Papers Gun Laws Weapon Essays] 1154 words
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Persuasive Speech: We Must Take a Stand Against Hate Crimes - It was October 6, 1998 when he was lured from the bar that cold, fateful night. His skull was smashed with a pistol butt as he was lashed to a fence, left for dead in near freezing temperatures. Nearly eighteen hours later he was found by passersby and taken to a hospital where he remained in a coma for several days until slowly slipping away. At his funeral, picketers carried signs saying, "God Hates Fags" and "Fags Deserve to Die." Matthew Sheppard is one of the thousands of victims who have suffered from the form of violence known as hate crimes....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech]
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Personal Experience: Persuave Communication - ... Although I already had an idea of the three parts of message factors, I did not know there was so much to each part. Learning about things like one-sided vs. two sided messages explicit and implicit conclusions helped me to not only better develop my arguments, but to better understand the arguments of others. Fear and guilt appeals were two of the things I found very interesting in this course. Although I have used these appeals before, learning what makes them work and not work has expanded my knowledge and enhanced my ability to use these types of appeals....   [tags: one-sided message, learning] 1048 words
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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Visuals as a Persuasive Tool for War - A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Visuals as a Persuasive Tool for War Nations all over the world constantly utilize various forms of media to rally support amongst its own people. Manuscripts, newspapers and radios were and still are of the many mediums through which political figures connect and communicate with civilians. Especially during a time of war, the government sets as one of its highest priorities, the goal of keeping its people adequately informed and behind their nation’s cause....   [tags: Essays Papers] 3032 words
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Marge Piercy’s Persuasive Diction - Marge Piercy is an accredited American writer and poet. Her works include poems such as “Barbie Doll” and “A Work of Artifice” that focus on society’s treatment of women, as well as poems which speak to more broad social issues. The vast majority of her poems speak to qualities that she deems virtuous. Many of the ideals she values stem from her childhood and past experiences; those same ideals are reflected in her poems which clearly show her passion for the feminist and civil rights movements....   [tags: writer and poet]
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Persuasive Speech to Stop Smoking - Hello my name is ---------and here to persuade you to stop smoking. Smoking is not only bad for health it is also as bad for the people around you. Breathing other people's smoke is called passive, involuntary or secondhand smoking. The non-smoker breathes "sidestream" smoke from the burning tip of the cigarette and "mainstream" smoke that has been inhaled and then exhaled by the smoker. Secondhand smoke is a major source of indoor air pollution.How does this affect the passive smoker....   [tags: Papers Cigarettes Tobacco Argumentative Essays] 732 words
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Persuasive Essay: The United States is not The Greatest Country in The World - The United States is not the greatest country in the world. However, for a very long time, people have believed that the United States tops the list. This is because of the classic lifestyle and technological advancements portrayed in our daily media. The United States is portrayed as a country of peace and optimum harmony. Consequently, we get the impression that United States is the best place to be. The younger generation seems to enjoy life to the fullest with almost no regrets. After all, most of us can drive a car at the age of 16; compare that to other countries at 18....   [tags: fast food, obesity, hollywood]
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Persuasive Essay:Doctors and Euthanasia - Doctors and Euthanasia At the center of the euthanasia debate are doctors. In their hands is the authority to act with regard to the early termination of human life. When doctors graduate from medical school, who should decide if they live or die. The parents. The patients. The government. In a perfect world, such a cruel question would never be asked. Not long ago, doctors were seen as an integral part of the community where they practiced. Today, unable to make house calls, relying on exorbitant fees, often able to communicate only with their own kind, physicians are segregated and distanced from their patients and, indeed, from life itself....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 497 words
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Examining the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Argument for the Existence of God Based on Religious Experience - A religious experience is an event which brings about an encounter between God and the experient. It is a communication between God and the individual which brings about an overwhelming awareness of God. As a result, the experient may undergo a conversion, may believe they have received a revelation or feel called to fulfil a divine commission or spiritual responsibility. But a question that would arise is whether there are strong grounds that suggest that such experiences prove the existence of God....   [tags: theology, religion] 684 words
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A Persuasive Essay Against School Uniforms - High school is typically a time when kids begin to distinguish themselves from one another. Students begin to develop their own sense of personal style, desperately trying to both fit in and stand out simultaneously. Being self-conscious and often lacking the confidence needed to assert themselves, teens are forced to use clothing and outward appearance as the means to manifest this individuality. Thus, students should not be forced to wear uniforms to school. Standard uniforms are unproven deterrents to student violence; are a "Band-Aid" to cover up the real problems faced by children and teens; and they violate students' right of self-expression, depriving them of their search for identity...   [tags: School Uniforms Argumentative] 654 words
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Personal Experience: Me as a Writer - I can remember the first day of school when I walked into Mrs. Mary Doe´s room and I wondered, “What am I going to learn this year?” Well, the answer to that question is a lot of information that will help me in the future, especially, how to make a great essay. This valuable information will take me into high school and beyond. This information is the roots of my writing that has made me greatly improved as a writer. This year I learned what kind of writing I like, how I write efficiently and fluently, and how I changed as a writer....   [tags: writing strengths and strategies] 814 words
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Personal Experience: Borrowed Home - ... It was show time. A lively hip-hop tune poured out and Teri sauntered into the living room where Chris sat with his daughters. Her hips bounced with the music, her shoulders twisted. She was sex personified. Kristin changed the music to one of her favorites and strolled into the room. She was very self-conscience and could barely put one foot in front of the other. With her back to her audience she looked over at Teri. Teri’s hands pumped the air and her hips thrust back and forth. Kristin couldn’t do that....   [tags: personal narrative] 637 words
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The Problem of Unemployment Among Immigrants to Canada - ... Author Grondin (2005) used a statistic report where he shows that most of the new immigrants start getting job after four years of arrival as they get the knowledge of English by that time. ESL communication solution also presented a report where they have identified the language barriers as the main barriers against new immigrants’ unemployment in Canada. They have mentioned that lack of English knowledge prevent skilled immigrants to get a job here even though they have the skill to do the job....   [tags: language, credentials, experience] 1069 words
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The Making of a Human Resources Department - ... In 2013 NAF experienced unsurmountable change, the company hired 699 people, unfortunately we also had a Reduction in Force due to the change in the market and mortgage rate increases. This created a huge difference in our call center division and we were forced to eliminate positions. In 2013 between hires, terminations, resignations and reduction in force position eliminations, the Human Resources Department had nearly 1200 employee transactions. Performance management was crucial to the vast changes that we experienced as a company....   [tags: personal experience, organization]
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Statement of Purpose for a Ph.D in Accounting - ... Are you smart enough. Can you write. Are you sufficiently well-trained in the fundamentals (math, statistics, psychology, depending on your purpose). Will you work hard enough. Do you have the emotional makeup to learn and improve from constructive criticism (which you will receive in abundance throughout your career). But you can’t just write “I am smart and hard working.” Follow the classic writer’s advice: show me, don’t tell me. You’ll be much more persuasive writing “As an undergraduate I regularly took 18-credit terms, still averaging a 3.6 GPA in statistics and calculus” or “During my 3 years at East Coast Investment Bank I learned how misleading accounting reports can be.” I he...   [tags: research, career, experience] 2033 words
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A Non-Pacifist Argument Against Capital Punishment - A Non-Pacifist Argument Against Capital Punishment ABSTRACT: In this paper I present a moral argument against capital punishment that does not depend upon the claim that all killing is immoral. The argument is directed primarily against non-philosophers in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Oddly, the moral argument against capital punishment has not been effective in the United States despite the biblical injunction against killing. Religious supporters of the death penalty often invoke a presumed distinction between ‘killing’ and ‘murdering’ and avow that God forbade the latter but not the former....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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The Education System Must Be Redesigned - During the first three decades of the twentieth century, the progressive era had catapulted curriculum theory into a field of scientific inquiry. Its structure had been differentiated and the curriculum content had been expanded. All changes were created to meet the demands of a newly industrialized and urbanized civilization, and as a result “scientific management” became the guide for the development and implementation of the new curriculum. Franklin Bobbitt, one of the 19th century front-runners of scientific curriculum, stated that if the scientific procedures utilized in factories could increase productivity and efficiency, the same procedures could be used to improve curriculum (Flind...   [tags: persuasive] 1410 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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Rhetorical Analysis of The Killer Instinct - ... Being rough is in boy's its own nature and simply restricting war toys from boys won't change their nature as they would even enjoy punching. In addition, Thomas Sally puts an example of her kids using sticks available in nature as their war tools for their satisfaction even though they were not actually encouraged for their act. After all these reasoning, Thomas Sally puts put another statement as "I implored my son, 'Don't be rough, Be gentle.' I might as well have said, 'Stop being a Boy.' " Thomas Sally puts up reasoning in a manner of sequence, which makes sense and enhances the effect of reasoning that is coming forth....   [tags: emotions, violence, persuasive] 862 words
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Analysis of Two Advertisements - I will be analyzing two advertisements, stating how effective they are likely to be in achieving their purpose and in selling a renter’s paradise. In my analysis I will include a list of persuasive techniques used in these advertisements. Undoubtedly, the purpose of an advertisement is a strong appeal to the readers. The purpose of the first advertisement; The Grove, apartments is to persuade the audience to experience the pleasurable and joys of living. It strongly reinforces the views through the content of the text and captures the interest of the audiences through multiple eye-catching pictures....   [tags: Purpose, Persuasive Techniques]
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Persuasive Speech: The Benefits of Volunteering - ... B. Main Point: If we all agreed to volunteer at least once a month to help out those in need, we could alleviate many of the problems. Internal Preview: There are many ways to get involved in the volunteer community. 1. Supporting Material: According to a local food pantry, it is always in need of more canned goods and other non-perishable items. a. One step could be for us to create a continuous food drive in the residential halls here at UWEC and encourage students to donate a few cans of food each week....   [tags: Persuasive Speech] 1114 words
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Persuasive Techniques Used in Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me” and Lesley Kinzel’s “Why You’ll Never Hear Me Use the Term ‘Mansplain’” - ... She goes on to explain what “mansplaining” is, why she does not like the word, and talks about how anyone is capable of dismissive conduct. Sprinkled throughout her article are slang words like dude and cuss words. This makes her writing much less formal and allows her to use a lighter tone to address a potentially dark and serious issue. Both authors do a great job of establishing credibility. Giving real life examples makes them seem more credible and shows the reader their knowledge about the topic....   [tags: tone, credibility, aggresive] 748 words
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Jimi Hendrix: Are You Experienced? - The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s first album, Are You Experienced, is undeniably one of the most influential albums of all time. For a debut record, it achieved many milestones and influenced many artists, fans, and consumers alike. Are You Experienced changed music in many ways, including the way it was artistically presented and how the band used technology at that time. The record is extremely creative. Most agree that the record is timeless and will never grow old. Are You Experienced is truly the definition of an evergreen album....   [tags: Are You Experienced Album]
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Persuasive Speech: Everyone Should Use a Seat Belt While in a Car - ... This figure is an intimidating figure because it show the occurrence of death in a crash. In this accident, the leading cause of death is people under the age of 35 years old. Safety belts can prevent death in about half of these accident. B. A seat belt help us by holding us in the car and keep people being throw around and out of the car. Many injury occur when a person inside the car collides with the steering, wheel, dashboard, windshield, the roof or other. (Transition: Let’s take a look on what is the second reason why we should wear seat belt when driving car) II. The second point is can cultivate themselves too not violate government law....   [tags: Persuasive Speech] 714 words
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Personal Statement - Personal Statement: My transition from high school to college was not flawless; the first two semesters were academically frustrating. In high school, I was successful with minimal foresight. I quickly found that this was not the case in college. While my first semester grades were not terrible, I knew it was not my personal best. Despite increased efforts, I completed the second semester with a GPA lower than my first. Although my course load was heavy, the classes challenging, and my schedule full of outside rehearsals, I wanted to improve....   [tags: Personal Experience] 732 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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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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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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Patriotism: Use with Caution - Patriotism: Use with Caution Patriotism has a different face for everyone. Some follow it blindly, some reject and oppose it, some stand indifferent, and others choose to follow it cautiously. Patriotism is also now a challenge for multi-cultural societies because the back bone of social unity can no longer be merely similarities in ethnicity, culture, or religion. In this essay, I shall state the risks of following patriotism blindly and the risks involved in rejecting patriotism completely....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument]
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Persuasive Speech: You Can Stop the Genocide in Darfur - Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience to get involved and to help stop the genocide in Darfur Introduction I stand before you a white male, who has not experienced much of this world; I am but fifteen years old. I have little knowledge of our societies and how we work yet it is obvious how the political powers think and how they operate the world. We should not be thinking with only greed in our minds, we should not be thinking only of benefits to ourselves, we should think of our fellow brothers and sisters....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech] 792 words
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The Royal Music World Experience - Many students have the erroneous view that anything; anything at all in the world is better than their school life. They dread the exams, loath the note taking and the bore of a teacher’s lecture. And yet, they have not realized how cradled and protected they are from society. In short, they don’t yet understand that fact that they are among the luckiest of age groups- never to worry about where monetary income is from, never to worry about when to ration their money spending. However, going to an internship changes all that....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1594 words
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An International Learning Experience - I am studying at Auckland International College (AIC), whose students come from many countries in the world, such as New Zealand, South Africa, America, Russian, China, Korea, etc. In this aspect, I believe that this life is similar to life at university because I, as well, have to communicate with people who have different nationalities and speak different languages. Nationality and language are factors that usually prevent a student from assimilating into a new environment. However, I think the experience at AIC can help me overcome these obstacles; and I, in turn, will support other international students....   [tags: Personal Experience] 554 words
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The Wake Forest Experience - The Wake Forest Experience Wake Forest University serves an institute for higher learning, eminent for its top-notch academic reputation and its service in the community. With the goal of educating and advancing the entire individual, Wake Forest University stands as the school of choice for a plethora of high school graduates, including myself. With all of these aspects in consideration, my goal is to take advantage of every opportunity that this school presents, whether it be educational, community service, etc....   [tags: Personal Experience] 975 words
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Kelly and Sale: Persuasive Or Pointless? - Kelly and Sale: Persuasive Or Pointless. Unarguably, since technology has been introduced, it has had profound effects, permeating not only onto society, but our entire ecological system. To categorize the effects of technology as predominantly beneficial or detrimental, as Kevin Kelly and Kirkpatrick Sale claim in their interview, is difficult. "Interview With The Luddite" captures and vividly illustrates their seemingly pointless and underdeveloped ideas. Kelly, protechnology, and Sale, a contemporary neo-Luddite, discuss many technological issues, including the automation of the labor force, oral tradition, literacy, and civilization....   [tags: Kelly Sale Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Are Generational Differences a Reason to Judge Similarities in the Workplace? - Edward S. Lyba, Ed.D. proclaimed, "Diversity in the workplace means creating an environment where people from dissimilar backgrounds can utilize their talents and work productively together,” (NEPA Diversity Guide, 2007). Organizations have been striving to understand and create an abundant amount of diversity amongst their employees. It has been instilled in the minds of today’s employees that everyone is different and unique and companies want originality. Since companies have been putting a strong focus on diversity, it has encouraged employees to develop excuses as to why they are different....   [tags: Persuasive Essay]
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Helping Children From Physical And Mental Violence - Perhaps the most famous social worker from the United States, Jane Addams once said,” This guy is a bastard. He took advantage of my daughter.” Social work allows you to experience many different sides of life; it gives you the opportunity to embrace life to the fullest, and the chance to influence people’s lives for the better. Becoming a Social worker will allow me to get involved with the community and to make a difference. It will shape you into a person that can do anything, and will make a permanent mark on your heart because of the experiences and people you come into contact with....   [tags: persuasive essay] 1087 words
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Persuasive Speech: Why You Should Oppose Same-Sex Marriage - ... 2:14-15). C. Same sex marriages defeat the main reason of Benefiting Marriage; a marriage is bestowed numerous benefits for it provides conducive atmosphere for an affectionate, stable, loving and moral environment for proper nurturing of children. A same marriage is not based on such values as its primary objective is gratification of individuals involved in a sterile union. Same sex marriage does not produce children the natural way. This is because the union is basically sterile. The only way they can get children is by following expensive and artificial procedure such as artificial insemination and use of surrogates....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]
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Standing Up for the Power of Learning, by Jay Mathews - The essay, “Standing Up for the Power of Learning,” by Jay Mathews explained how one of many students was accused of academic dishonesty. During the regular school session of the year 2001, three fourths of 187 students at Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) were found guilty of cheating. This was because they collaborated on an assignment in a computer science (CS) course with friends. By communicating with others about the project, the students violated the course honor code that prohibited the discussion among students for that particular class....   [tags: Persuasive Essay]
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Cell Phones Should Be Allowed in Schools - Picture this, there has been a school lockdown, the suspect cut the landlines so no one could call the police for a rescue. However, the suspect was captured by the police much faster than he imagined. The last scene wouldn’t have happened if it was one decade ago, because cell phones were not popular in schools then. When it comes to cell phones, some people think they should not be permitted in schools, and other people think they should be permitted in schools. I agree with the latter opinion for the following reasons: Cell phones are an efficient way to communicate when emergencies occur in school; cell phones can be a great tool for learning during school hours; and the current prohibit...   [tags: Persuasive Essay]
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The Media's Dirty Little Secrets: Media, Advertising, Teenagers, and Sexuality - The media plays an increasing role in any young person’s life, but it is especially important to teens in their high school years. Research has demonstrated that teenagers “voice concerns and attitudes that echo themes common in media messages, and that they behave in ways that reflect media content” (Feldman 245). The concern is that the sexually suggestive media is the reason for the increase of sexual activity among high school teens. The media messages that are known to increase a teenagers’ sexual behavior come from all different angles, such as sexually explicit music lyrics to the “sex sells” philosophy of countless main stream commercials....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive] 1439 words
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Elite Sports Players Deserve their Enormous Income - There are many concerns around the issue of elite sports players being payed ridiculous amounts of money and to some people, they are overpaid. Questions such as “Should someone who kicks a ball around be paid millions more than someone saving lives on a daily basis?” are being asked and statements such as sportspeople are completely overpaid, They are given millions of dollars when there are children and adults starving in third world countries. These countries are starting to get supported and one day they will be far better off then what they are now....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]
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Dangers of Cell Phone Use While Driving - Over the last few decades, the use of cell phones has become a very common tool. Furthermore, Technology has certainly advanced, and the cell phone is becoming the most preferred mode of communication. The demand for a cell phone is growing every day. In addition, the use of wireless technology is affordable, and anyone can buy a cell phone at a reasonable price. They come in all shapes and sizes. They range from black to bright metallic white. American public use of cell phones is increasing everyday....   [tags: Persuasive Essay] 1304 words
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It's Time to Reduce America's Materialism - America is in desperate need of an ego deflation. With the cockiness of how people throw their money around and the arrogance in their divine belief that they deserve all of their luxuries - it will surely be the eloquent downfall of any dignity we think we possess. If that statement unnerved you, perhaps you might be willing to consider the prospect of change. This is where I propose endorsing a Buy Nothing Day. Quite literally what it sounds like, this day would be a 24 hour period where people are encouraged to ignore their impulses and not buy anything....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive] 838 words
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Skipping Childhood Vaccination Is Not Neglect - Skipping Childhood Vaccination Is Not Neglect According to The Guardian, everyday approximately 11,000 babies are born in the United States of America. From the time they are born, they are required to be immunized. In the first few hours of life, these newborns receive the Hepatitis B vaccine. There are parents however who are skeptical about the potential side effects of all the vaccines. They think that immunizations are going to harm their children by causing them to develop neurological deficits....   [tags: persuasive text] 1247 words
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Have You Ever Wanted To Snowboard? - Have You Ever Wanted To Snowboard. As a lifelong snowboarder, I can tell you that anyone who is adventurous and loves the snow is qualified to hit the slopes with me. However, if you want your first snowboarding experience to be a successful one, you must come prepared. First, you need gear, but not just any gear, I recommend Burton goggles, snow pants, a warm jacket, gloves and of course a banging board. Whatever swagger you decide to wear, you are going to want to be comfortable; nobody wants to be out on the slopes in negative degree weather freezing....   [tags: Persuasive Paper] 623 words
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New Cadet - “Aten-hut!” yelled the Major as he walked out of the office. I was calmly seated then, without a warning everyone rose in unison in about a split second. Trying not to attract attention I scrambled to my feet, not realizing I was not far enough from the desk. It made a huge rattle, and a never ending echo that haunted me the entire class. All eyes were on me; how embarrassing. The Major was coming out of his office, it was situated in the back of the class room, his voice was deep at least it was when he called a command....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1263 words
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The Life Changing Experience of Caregiving - ... She illustrates the difficulties of summoning a physician; “transportation difficulties not only delayed doctors’ arrivals but also prevented them from providing continuing care” (41). My grandmother lived in a different kind of situation. The town she resided in consisted of almost all relatives; where as in Abel’s stories, the doctor most likely would be required to travel long distances to provide care. Transportation served as a significant challenge that prevented care from being rendered in a timely fashion, especially if major trauma or an acute sudden onset condition was involved....   [tags: unparalleled experience, patient ]
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What is a Good Man? - What is a good man. A popular and often controversial topic amongst women, also a question that has various answers and opinions. A good man encompasses various qualities which may be broken down, but not limited too, three subjects: true love, confidence and strength as well as a sense of responsibility of words and/or actions. A man looks out for those around him whether it is woman, friend, or stranger. A man can speak to dogs. A man fantasizes that kung fu lives deep inside him somewhere. A man knows how to sneak a look at cleavage and doesn't care if he gets busted once in a while....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive] 791 words
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Benefits Of Keeping A Journal - Do you remember when your sister used to write in her diary and how curious you were on finding out what she wrote in it. If you didn’t have a sister – do you remember keeping your own diary hoping that your mom would not find it one day and read it. At a young age, we all learn to keep a diary or journal. In elementary school, we may have been required to write in a journal in class replying to a question asked by the teacher like “How was your weekend?” or “How was your break?” Simple questions were asked to help generate ideas in our young minds and help us write our own story....   [tags: Persuasive Essay]
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Nationalism Is A Negative Entity - Nationalism has many definitions and is a universal entity that can be seen as malevolent or benevolent. Nationalism cannot be limited to one definition because there are far too many aspects of nationalism such as cultural, ethnic, civic, relationship to land, etc. Nationalism can be seen as a double-edged sword which can be used to protect and aid its people. However, this same sword is a weapon; and a weapon’s primary purpose is to inflict harm. Although this double-edged sword is recognized throughout the world, it has never been solely a positive force since its negative side is far more evident....   [tags: persuasive essay] 1018 words
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My Experience As A Pre-Pharmacy Student - If a classmate ever tried to argue that majoring in Pharmacy is too difficult, I would be their nemesis. As a college student I witness many students pursuing certain professions because they know their college years will be a breeze. I have never been one of those students. Over the past couple of years I have matured and have become a well-rounded person because of my involvement in school. Being a pre-pharmacy student has taught me how to strive for excellence in my classes and in other day- to-day activities....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1694 words
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Scary Experience On The Road - Most people I know have had some sort of scary experience on the road. Whether it is driving on the road or trying to cross the street. My scariest experience took place on a sunny Thursday afternoon driving home. I pick my brother up from school around the same time everyday. But for some reason, I decided to pick him up a few minutes earlier that day. I took the same, usual, boring road to picking him up. There was no traffic that day, no pedestrians on the sidewalks and the sky was clear. Not a cloud in sight....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 521 words
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Education Makes Life Better! - Acquiring education is one of the most critical aspects of a person’s life. It should be seen as vital as the air we breathe. The key to a healthy mind and a successful person is learning. “Without education, you’re not going anywhere in this world” is a famous quote by Malcolm X. His quote reiterates that the competitive world makes it essential for us to have a proper education since it will serve as our weapon to conquer the world. Education will help a person grow as an individual because a highly knowledgeable person will have a better grip on handling any problem that comes his or her way....   [tags: educator, persuasive]
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The Real Hawaiian Experience - Growing up in Hawaii, I’ve had many unique experiences that other teenagers in the U.S. have not. My family has been living in Hawaii for several generations and ever since I was born, my mom strongly encouraged me to know and learn more about my heritage. Since my mom is from Molokai, she has had many different Hawaiian experiences. Also since my grandmother lives there, I’ve spent just as much time on Molokai as I have on Maui. To me, the real Hawaiian experience is on an island such as Molokai because there is so much more that hasn’t been seen or discovered like there has been on Maui....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 548 words
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My Air Force Experience - I’m a prior enlisted officer with many years in the service. My long Air Force career and current leadership characteristics have been molded by incidents in my life and career. These incidents include my grandfather’s influence, significant events in my Air Force career, and my contributions to Air Force and national intelligence objectives in my current job. These three things are the leading factors that have made me the leader I am today. Each of these things contributed to different traits like; dedication to hard work, honesty, goal setting, initiative, persistence, and many more....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 1044 words
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My Olympic Experience - Attending the Olympics is a pursuit both aggravating and exhilarating. This paradox characterized my experience of the games. There will always be more exciting events to attend, but that does not diminish the intense allure of the biggest party in the world, whether or not there is anything to enjoy in it. The Vancouver Olympic events both sporting and cultural were characterized by agonizingly long lines, hyper-dense crowds, and expensive, often unobtainable tickets. While the list of free activities offered in the lower mainland warranted its own guidebook, those partaking in these events deserved a gold medal in waiting....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1275 words
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Significant Life Experience - Living life to the fullest and achieving my dreams has always been the number one goal in my life, but one day I thought that my whole life was going to come to an end. I never knew that people could be so cruel. Who would want to bring fear to anyone. Considering where I live, one would have thought that this would not have been a shock. I guess I was too young to realize the harsh realities of the outside world. I heard a scream, so I quickly ran to the front, and came to an abrupt halt before I could be seen by the masked man....   [tags: Personal Experience] 458 words
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Past Job Experience - As editor for Potentate Press (2000-2009), I negotiated with and persuaded authors regarding many issues. I persuaded authors to make changes for aesthetic or editorial reasons. I persuaded authors to accept design choices more in keeping with the press’ restricted budget. I persuaded authors to meet deadlines. I negotiated with authors regarding recompense for their work. I sought out authors and negotiated for the right to publish their work. I negotiated with the publisher regarding direction of the press and the sorts of books we should publish....   [tags: Personal Experience] 700 words
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Compare Contrast Two Persuasive Arguments - Compare Contrast Two Persuasive Arguments Should legendary coach Bobby Knight been fired from the University of Indiana. Does the punishment fit the crime. The two articles “The Knight Who Thought He Was King,” and “Knight Fall” try to answer these two controversial questions. Each of these articles present the debated issue in their own distinct ways. “Knight Fall” is written in a way that the reader really doesn’t know what side the author is choosing, that is until the last few sentences. On the other hand, the other article is very distinct, and the reader knows for a fact, just from reading the first few sentences, that the author is not what you call a “Bobby Knight fan.” Both of the...   [tags: Comparison Between Persuasive Arguments] 1566 words
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