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3Persuasive EssayPersuasive EssayComm/215University of Maryland Protest Militarization of Campus PoliceStudents at the University of Maryland are protesting campus police officers carrying guns. The police officers were armed with guns on Monday, November 24, 2014. Some leaders felt the 50 M-16 rifles were needed because of the university's nuclear engineering program. Although, federal law mandates that those who safeguard nuclear regulatory commissions must be trained and armed with weapons, this can have a very negative affect on the university and its students.Guns being carried on campus whether by students or law enforcement can lead to an...
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First & Last Name First & Last NameEnglish 101/Section #DateEssay #2The Committer vs. the Non-CommitterThere are many types of men in the world, and each type displays a variety of distinguishable characteristics. Women should become aware of these characteristics before considering a prospective mate. The smallest of personal details, from where and how they met (including the first date), the way he walks and talks, the clothes he...
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Tarone (1977), further elaborated by Tarone (1983), classified communication strategies as follows:
1. Paraphrase a. Approximation … use of a single target language vocabulary item or structure, which the learner knows is not correct, but which shares enough semantic features in common with the desired item to satisfy the speaker (e.g. pipe for water pipe ) b. Word coinage … the learner makes up a new...
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After a long day on the job. You want to lose yourself in your thoughts and the inconsequential words of others sitting or standing nearby. So, where do adults go? It is entirely acceptable for those of us over the age of twenty-one, but for those underage, even the thought is scary.Drinking is bad, so don't do it.Drinking is bad, so don't do it.Drinking is bad, so don't do it.Drinking is bad, so don't do it.Drinking is bad, so don't do it.Drinking is bad, so don't do it.Drinking is bad, so don't do it.Drinking is bad, so don't do it.Drinking is bad, so don't do it.Drinking is bad, so don't do it.Drinking is bad, so don't do it.Drinking is bad, so don't do it.Drinking is bad, so...
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INTRODUCTIONCommunication plays an integral role in our lives. Be it at work, at play or even between self, we are constantly communicating, consciously and unconsciously. Virtually nobody can avoid communication. For the purpose of this subject, the focus is on managerial communication, which is quite different from other forms of communication. As Munter (2000) puts it, "in a business or management setting, a brilliant message alone is not sufficient: you are successful only if your message leads to the...
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Persuasive Essay - Gay RightsIn 2008, gay marriage was legalised in the state of California for 142 days, before being voted out agin. During this time, 18,000 day and lesbian couples married. Ladies and Gentlemen, I am here today to argue that all couples should be allowed to marry, despite their sexual preference. The first point I would like to raise is that marriages in general are extremely expensive. They give a massive boost to the economy of the areas effected. Now imagine that, say, 100,000 people who had...
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Per. 1Hawaiian Monarchy Persuasive EssayThought the entire Hawaiian monarchy there were 8 monarchs that ruled Hawaii. There are numerous reasons to argue on how the monarchy was overthrown. Kauikeaouli, also known as Kamehameha the Third was the first Hawaiian monarch to allow any sort of land ownership in Hawaii. This was a completely new idea to the Hawaiians. He also started a group of land commissioners to record and document the land claims from foreigners and Hawaiians. The last thing...
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The Shawshank Redemption
“Keep hope alive!” “Yes! We can.” All of these are slogans of inspiration that define the human spirit. Without hope life would be dull with nothing to work toward in a positive fashion. In the movie The Shawshank Redemption (1994), the director, Frank Darabot, uses time and space to slowly unfold author, Stephen King’s, short story entitled, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption. Time serves as a dual reference of torture as well as the locale for the slow, eventual achievement of Andy’s escape, his seemingly impossible goal for nearly twenty-eight years. Shawshank redefines the lapse of time for...
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Persuasive Articles on Gun Control
Persuading an audience can be done in several different fashions, one of which is Hugh Rank’s Model of Persuasion. Rank’s model states that two major strategies are used to achieve the particular goal of persuasion. These strategies are nicely set into two main schemas; the first method is to exaggerate an aspect of something, known as “intensify.” While the second is to discredit it, which is referred to as “downplay.” Al Franken, Jeffrey Snyder, Harlan Ellison, and George Will, have all written persuasive articles about gun control.
In reading all of the various articles on gun control by authors, I found George F. Will’s The Last...
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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. Lowry presents an argument on the issues of marijuana usage. The article "Weed Whackers", was published by the National Review on August 20, 2001. In the 19th century, cultural prejudices have been...
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Persuasive Techniques Used in Poetry
Compare the persuasive techniques used in the poems. Say which poems
you feel are the most effective and Why?
Persuading poets have been writing poems on love, lust and nature
since the beginning of time. The 7 poems that are analysed here range
from the 16th-19th centuries.
These poems are all written by men arguing and persuading the effects
In “To virgins”, it appears that Robert Herrick uses small amounts of
natural imagery to persuade virgins and to stress the fast passing of
He begins with a time threatening statement urging the virgins to
”gather ye rosebuds while ye may” he then adds
“This same flower that...
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Persuasive Essay Against Capital Punishment
“Kill. (Verb) To make someone or something die.”
Does anyone really think they have the right to take another person’s
life? Apparently yes.
Perhaps we should give the judge a knife and tell her that if she has
decided that the accused is guilty, she should stab him herself.
Perhaps then she would hesitate. But if many people (hundreds or
thousands who operate the judicial system) are involved, it spreads,
or even divides the feeling of culpability among many. They may feel
less guilty, especially if they believe that they are representing the
whole society of their country. What makes it seem more...
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Persuasion: Who, What, and to Whom
When people needs to say yes or needs to agree about something else, then persuasion is being used by the speaker while conveying their message. It is the goal of the speaker to make listener’s mind change and agree with him or her (Rhoads, 1997). We can try to understand this world we live in by using social psychology because it explains why people act or behave the way they do. Social psychology is an attempt to explain why people judge other, why they act with such persuasion and intent and why they help others (Feenstra, 2011). For persuading others, the speaker needs to have some traits and attitudes that will draw the crowd towards him or her. Among...
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In thinking and decision making, it will be analyzed on three different types of thinking styles. The three thinking styles analyzed are Creative thinking, Logical thinking, and Persuasive thinking. These three thinking styles are some of the many important styles used in a workplace. Creative, logical, and persuasive is a great mix of thinking styles that helps a company becomes very successful in completing a job task. The three different types of thinking will be spoken of on how they each affect the critical thinking process. There will also be examples of each team member workplace decision making process that highlights the three different types of thinking. Thinking and decision...
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In Shakespeare's "Othello" persuasive language is used predominantly throughout the text, mainly by the character Iago. Iago is a very different character from all the others in the play. It is Iago's talent for understanding and manipulating the desires of those around him that makes him both a powerful and compelling figure. Through his persuasive and manipulative nature he seems to be a friend to all. Iago anticipates and manipulates all the other characters in the play so skilfully that they seem to be...
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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. It would seem as though this would be the perfect setting to a wonderful date. And yes it...
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Sixty years ago one of the bloodiest wars in history came to an end after tens of thousands of Japanese people had been killed instantly and the death toll climbed to as many as 210,000 casualties from residual blast and radiation deaths. The bombing of Nagasaki on August 9th 1945 was the last major act of World War Two and within days the Japanese had surrendered. Amid all the controversy surrounding this first use of nuclear weapons, one fact remains largely unknown to Americans. Many ask if the sinister use of Atomic bombs...
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As stated in this statement marketing is often understood to make people buy things that they don’t need, want and can’t afford. Marketing does take a big part in why people buy things, but the one thing that it doesn’t do is force people to buy a product. In fact, it is illegal for salespeople to mislead people into buying a product or service. I am going to focus on the advertising in marketing as the amount a product is advertised in the media is going to drive and individual to make a purchase.
What one person needs, another person doesn’t, but if a person needs a certain product they are going to buy it whatever the cost or how much it is advertised. It is unfair to say marketing is all...
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Running head: Immigration in El Paso1Immigration in El PasoJuly 10, 2014COMM/ 215Immigration in El PasoThe word immigration means different things to different people. To some people it means a dream of theirs. It means a dream of experiencing a new world, with new rights and liberties. The word means being able to start a new wonderful life, without fear or poverty. Other people see the word immigration meaning something completely different. People see immigration as a strain on our country. They see immigration as overcrowding of border cities, the taking of jobs and the cheating of our nation's benefits system....
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Litak 1NickPaulusEnglish 7/820 April 2014The Hazards and Consequences of Teen DrivingImagine losing your son or daughter in a car crash resulting from a teen mishandling or misusing their car. The impact this event would have on your life would be colossal and the damage would be permanent. Unfortunately, recent trends have indicated that teen drivers, especially ages sixteen and seventeen are most likely to be involved in a crash than all other ages (O'Donnell). This frightening statistic begs for change to be made in the driving system and the driving age, as safety in drivers must be a priority. The driving age should be...
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Jasmine ManzanoMs. KristalAP English LanguageFebruary 27, 2014SuicideWho would have ever thought that people would be killing themselves? When people think of a loved one dying, they think it would happen because of old age, never them actually doing it themselves. But this nightmare only seems to be the beginning. Millions of people out there are risking their lives for some of the things in this world that shouldn't even exist. Many of the reasons are age, death of a close one, depression, and feeling worthless. Although many experience depression, suicide shouldn't be a choice they consider.The
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I JOINED THE ARMYDear Parents,Perhaps, to you, joining the Army or other U.S. branches is an idea which has never been thought or just even crossed your mind, and it could not be thought on your own son. Is it true, parents? I hope it is not because I want to bring this idea up to you. I can tell I do not have much chance to get your supporting because you have worried how dangerous and difficult the military life is. I know what your feelings, and let me anticipate your thinking. I ensure that you will first think I am going to be in danger somehow. Second, military life will be tough, hard, and discipline for me, and you think I cannot overcome that. Third, you worried I...
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Dear Mayor Brown, I am writing to discuss the reasons why i think cigarette smoking should be banned in all public areas. I believe that the dangers of second hand smoke, the degragation of the recreational or dining experience, and the increased revenue from more families visiting smoke free environments are valid reasons to consider.First, the dangers of second hand smoke are very real. The American Cancer Society confirmed that for every hour you...
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The HPV Vaccination Should Be The Parent's Decision"Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is a vaccine that targets certain sexually transmitted strains of human papillomavirus associated with the development of cervical cancer and genital warts. Two HPV vaccines are currently on the market: Gardasil and Cervarix" (wikipedia 2007). The HPV vaccines are recommended for girls ages 11-26, who have never been sexually active. The HPV vaccine does not treat cervical cancer, it may prevent cancer. Some...
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The movie "Bowling for Columbine" was made after the shooting in Columbine high school and tries to explore the reasons for America's violent nature. Moore believes that there is one main reason for this, the fact that there are relaxed gun laws in America. Therefore, Moore uses a number of different persuasive techniques in order to try and persuade the viewer to believe that this is the case. He uses certain visuals, music,...
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Persuasive Essay Language Arts FOR CAPITAL PUNISHMENT I believe that capital punishment should be reinstated in Canada for people that commit first-degree murder. Facts show there are more reasons for reinstating capital punishment than there are to leave it eliminated. Some of the key reasons include it would decrease the cost of holding criminals in cells, eliminate risk of re-offenders, and it is a great deterrent to prevent murders. On the question of morality, there are many indicators that capital punishment is okay.First, if a murderer is executed, there is no chance of them...
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Shah 1Shah 2Yash ShahMrs. SeipPeriod 5Due 8 January 2013Persuasive Rhetoric: Death Penalty Should Be AbolishedAs Mahatma Gandhi once said, "God alone can take life because he alone gives it." When the government kills people, this shows how it violates the Act of Freedom. A criminal should be put in jail for life, but they should not be held against their will and die. Another quote that Gandhi said was, "An eye for an eye will make the whole World blind." This means that someone killing someone else will not make it better it will just destroy the whole World. The death penalty should be illegal because it is a financial burden on the...
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Persuasive Speech November 28, 2001 Topic: Tourism in America General Purpose: To raise awareness of how much tourism means for our economy.Specific Purpose: To convince my audience this winter break to travel somewhere outside of the state they are from.Organizational Pattern: Monroe?s Motivated Sequence Visual Aids: Transparencies Rhetorical Strategies: narrative Attention Step I. ?Every minute since September 11, 2001 the airline industry loses half a million dollars.? (Greiling, 2001) A. Although the events of September 11 have affected all of us in one way or another, the tourism industry was hardest hit.1. The tourism industry has been devastated in the past two...
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Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience to stop the witch-hunts
Character: Concerned citizen of Salem just before the hanging of Rebecca Nurse and John Proctor
Concerned citizens of Salem, if it were a good mornin' I would bid you that, however it is not. This mornin' a grave injustice is looming like the grey clouds before a storm. This morning we will bear witness to yet another brutal and senseless murder of two innocent Christians, Rebecca Nurse and John Proctor. Ladies and gentlemen, for four long months the very court that proposed to protect us from all evil has deceived us and in fact perpetuated the evil doings running rife throughout our fair town. For four long...
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Graffiti cost the city of Las Vegas $30 million dollars in 2007. (Market Wire, 2008). It feels there is no safe-haven from graffiti sightings in Las Vegas-from older parts of the city to new developments, graffiti is increasingly becoming an unwelcome part of the urban landscape. In my neighborhood,(a relatively new community) located on the northwest side of the valley, graffiti became an issue even before the homes in the development were completed. Aside from the financial toll and obvious degradation of aesthetics for residents and business owners alike, graffiti...
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AbortionAbortion has been a very controversial subject over these past few decades. Every time you pick up a paper or magazine it seems there is always some protest regarding abortion, whether it be for fetal rights or women's rights. An abortion may occur unexpectedly, in which case it is called a miscarriage, or it may be brought on purposefully, in which case it is often called an induced abortion. I am neither for nor against abortion, and my support does not sway towards either region. I am here to convince you to think before acting.Many physical and mental aspects are associated...
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The school bell rings, signaling pupils to move to their next class. Period after period, day after day the same process is followed. School is boring with the same thing over and over. Schools should fit in free periods into student's schedules. There are a number of positive effects this would have on students. It would be good for teachers, provides pupils a chance to catch up and complete assignments, and in general a break from the jam-packed academics program.After working diligently all day, a chance to...
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Fine Automobiles The contemporary society of Earth's most influential country is composed of people from variable backgrounds. Despite all the potential and prevailing cultural interaction complications, one mutual objective is luxury, in a car that is. Today's luxury cars are refined technological marvels which combines fine materials with powerful machinery. Luxury automobiles are appealing, sexy status symbols of the modern man and despite the envious loathing towards them, they may be the finest machine on the road. From the earliest documented appearance of man we know that we have...
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Many times I have had discussions about religion, and whether or not there is a higher force controlling everything we do. This discussion is very old, Greek and Roman philosophers already discussed whether or not there is a higher force, and if there is, does this higher force have any influence upon our lives?
One of the major arguments for creationism, the theory that states that everything was created by a higher force, is that we as humans are so complex that someone, or something, must have created us. We couldn't have evolved from simple bacteria, the first life form on Earth. We are too complex, they argue. And that higher force, who created us, is higher than us, like we...
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-Year-round School Lets see what I have for homework today. I have a Government essay, article, and power point. I have an English essay, which was due yesterday. I have a health test and article due tomorrow. I have an honors biology test and notebook check tomorrow. I have an honors geometry quiz and I have to read for my parents. How am I going to do this, I have a two hour drivers-ed program that I am enrolled in. I have a guitar lesson, which I can't cancel now. Oh, and I have to go to the library and pick up some books and do some
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IntroductionMore and more employees are experiencing stress at work due to technology. They may be coping with too much pressure, long hours or rapid change. The nature of employment has now changed, and the idea of a job for life has been replaced by an emphasis on performance. More mergers and acquisitions are taking place within, and across, national and cultural boundaries and are causing many changes within the workplace, all of which can contribute to stress.Technology StressIn the last few decades, the world has been witness to the greatest revolution in the history of humanity. This revolution has spanned all borders, conquered all nations, and reengineered...
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General Purpose: To PersuadeSpecific Purpose: To persuade listeners that the American Educational System needs to be improved.INTRODUCTIONI. (Attention getter) (Step 1)The United States is fallowing behind in its educational system. Even Third World countries have shown their educational system is better than ours.A. According to the results of the TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study), The United States ranked 19th in America's students need to raise their academic...
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"Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?" "You are." (Snow White)Ah, yes, the Evil Queen. She was wicked, terrible, and horrid - or was she? Maybe she was just a normal, average person seeking acceptance. Maybe she felt the need to be the best, to achieve perfection. Or, maybe she was just insecure, seeking to put others down because of a misguided past. Whatever the reason was - society, perfection, insecurity; the Evil Queen felt that she had to be better than everyone else, or at least the...
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The PATRIOT Act: Taking Law Too FarMartin Luther King, Jr. describes an unjust law as "a code that a numerical power majority group compels a minority group to obey but does not make binding on itself." While this definition is absolutely true, and was very relevant in King's time, the relevancy has decreased recently due to desegregation and civil rights. These days, however, we have a different kind of law that takes away from our freedoms and liberties and does not discriminate by color. This type of law is a law that no one can avoid and very few people can change. This type...
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Dear Ms. Vagas:I saw your Broadcast piece, "The Scott Kruger Story", on ABC that was shown in September 1997 and would like to respond because I think that two key aspects were not discussed: Scott's parents and Scott himself. In my opinion, they are the only people to be held responsible for his death. Although I agree that MIT turned a blind eye on the problems because they obviously knew they existed, especially in this fraternity; it was Scott's personal and free choice to live there, to start drinking, and to continue it in the form of binging until his blood alcohol level hit .41 (Kalb,...
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Everywhere you go, everywhere you look, there is always somebody different. The American society focuses on differences and not similarities of other people.Imagine walking down the street and having people stare at you or call you names, or talk behind your back. Imagine not knowing the time because nobody will tell you. Why won't they tell you the time, or spare you some change? Because you are black. Actually, because your skin is a different color, or because you are a different kind of religion. In a way I admire them because they've survived for hundreds of years until they were free, and now that they're free, the modern white man harasses them and beats them. I mean, they...
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Two individuals may be the best of friends but when one individual is taken in by jealousy over the other he or she will do anything in his or her power to ruin the other individual’s life; this is where the dilemma arises. William Shakespeare, the playwright of Othello portrays a story about a highly honoured character Othello who is the general of the state of Venice. Iago portrays himself as very loyal and true friend to Othello while his other side is much more ruthless and cruel towards the general. Othello gives Michael Cassio a position as his personal lieutenant, but Iago is highly jealous of this situation because he is the one that is closer to Othello and should acquire the...
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America has been historically known throughout the world as the land of the free - a place where one can live their life as they please, without the chains of oppression to tie them down or a heavy-handed government to rule their life. The Pilgrims left their home country of England to flee religious persecution, so it was only natural that they would want the country they laid the foundation for to be a land of freedom, where people of all religions and lifestyles were welcome. However, America has strayed from their wishes and from the guidance of the Constitution, and has become a place where the government interferes in the lives of the people far more than is wise or necessary. The...
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The rich or upper class should give some of their wealth back to the society. I agree with Andrew Carnegie the "Wealth" speech that it is important that the wealthy should give back to their society. Carnegie stresses that this would indeed help masses of people and enhance our race by giving funds to provide for the public. I believe this is very true and that this is a very obvious solution to inadequate public funding. The best and most important reason why the rich should give to society is that it will benefit numbers of people and could even benefit the investors as well. If a fair...
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A curfew is needed for people who stay out late and cause mischief. Towns without a curfew have higher crime rates than those who refuse or do not have a set curfew. Three things that I believe can be hindered by adding a curfew are vandalism, kidnappings, and drunk driving. These types of deviant actions are mostly done late at night and a curfew would immensely help the rates of these three crimes go way down. (http://wcr.sonoma.edu/v1n2/males.html)Vandalism is a problem for many towns across the nation and the rate could be cut immensely with the help of a strict curfew. This curfew would help keep a watch...
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Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that that solar power should become the main form of alternative energy in the Unites States.
Attention Getter: Let’s look ahead fifty years and see what the world is like. Imagine a world that is in total war with no end in sight. The cause behind this war is simple, oil. Everyone is fighting over those last few reserves of oil. How can this future be prevented? The answer is solar power.
Claim: Solar power has the potential to become the United States main supply of energy and replace are needs for more conventional and harmful forms of power generation.
Significance: The United States must face the fact...
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The evolutionary theory is one of the most widely debated scientific theories. Many believe it to be the best explanation for how the living world with all its species developed. Others refuse to believe it and think of the theory as something dangerous. The theory itself states that the natural world, with all its different species, developed from simple organisms. This happened through gradual changes in the organisms' genomes through natural selection, or 'survival of the fittest'. This also means that all organisms are related, some more closely than others. Currently it is the only reasonable theory that explains how the natural world developed. Unlike others, it is not based on...
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Russo 1Dillon RussoDr. Amy GreenWRRH-1004/29/14Drones or DieOn August 6, 1945, the United States military used a massive, atomic weapon against Hiroshima, Japan. This atomic bomb, the equivalent of 20,000 tons of dynamite, flattened the city, killing tens of thousands of civilians. While Japan was still trying to get a grasp of this devastation, three days later, the United States struck again, this time, on Nagasaki. Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the immediate effects killed 90,000-166,000 people in...