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Persuasive EssayErica CrawleyCOMM215August 10, 2014University of Phoenix
Running head: PERSUASIVE ESSAY
Persuasive EssayMany people can benefit from joining the Military service for a lot of different reasons. Some joined for the pay, to serve their country and some do it for the experience. There are many reason people join the United States Army. Some other reasons to join the Army could be job security, education benefits, health insurance benefits, life insurance benefits and career assessment to name a few. Serving your country for reason personal to you can come with great benefits and life-long lessons. The three that are going to be focus on are job
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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 don't do
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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 wears, the career choice he's made, the vacation spots he frequents, or the automobile he drives can offer valuable, meaningful, insightful clues to whether or not a man will ever settle down with anyone. There are two main types of men
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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 word in order to communicate a desired concept (e.g. "airball" for balloon ) c. Circumlocution … the learner describes the characteristics or elements of the objects or action instead of using the appropriate target language item or structure (e.g
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in today's organizations, is not only used to convey information within or beyond an organization, but also seeks to persuade and influence people. Adler and Elmhorst (2002) define persuasion as "an act of motivating an audience, through communication, to voluntarily change a particular belief, attitude or behaviour." Great political leaders, such as Winston Churchill and John F Kennedy, have used persuasion skills to win over their nations. Successful business leaders, such as Jack Welch and Lee Ioccoca, have used persuasion skills to lead their companies to succeed. Proposals, goodwill and motivational speeches and debates are persuasive forms of putting forth thoughts and ideas with 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 not previously been permitted to marry in their area, married. This would be a huge boost to the economy of local businesses and churches, all benefitting the community at
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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 with land ownership that Kamehameha the third did was start the Kuleana act. This made it very difficult for Hawaiians to legally own land. When Kamehameha the third began land ownership through land
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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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been formed, fighting against the usage of marijuana. In the article, "Weed Whackers", Richard Lowry presents a persuasive argument on the anti-marijuana forces and why they are wrong. He makes logical claims using credible sources, which acts as a persuasive mechanism by appealing his audience.
Richard Lowry uses persuasive reasoning, arguing that marijuana prohibition relies on cultural prejudices. He makes logical claims arguing that marijuana is not as harmful as other drugs such as alcohol, nicotine and caffeine; however, despite the effects of the drug, the punishment for possession is extreme. Because of the minimal effects on how marijuana affects the body, he argues that it
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Persuasive Speech based on The Motivated Sequence, an approach to persuasion, as described in Getting Started in Public Speaking. (National Textbook Company, 1994). Five steps: Attention, Need, Satisfaction, Visualization, Action.Topic: HIV/AIDS educationAudience: College studentsBy Kathy RileyHave you ever saved a drowning child? One of my friends did in Okinawa some years ago. She remembers it so clearly today for the amazingly satisfying experience it was. Maybe you haven't had such an experience Have you ever saved someone's life? If so, you too know how satisfying, how wonderful that can feel. But even if you have only helped someone with some small thing, you know that feeling. You
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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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attention would be easier because you would end up telling them a narrative instead of a speech. The content and delivery alone can create impact as to how persuasive the idea is but of course timing and delivery are also important aspect of persuasion. If you have all of these, then you can persuade people and make them believe without worrying that it will only take a while. Depending on the type of audiences that you might have, persuasion varies from one character to another. There are people who believes that gender plays a role in becoming reliable hence male speakers are deemed to be more reliable while there are some cultures who easily believes in a woman speaker. Of course this is
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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 acting simultaneously of their own free will and as Iago's puppets. The most predominant persuasive techniques used by Iago are: appealing to humour, repetition, appealing to emotions and
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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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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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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 escalation in violent crimes. There is no sure
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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 sit in the non-smoking area of a restaurant and are exposed to second hand smoke it is the same as smoking a cigarette yourself. In another way exposing unborn babies to second hand smoke is like giving poisoned milk to a toddler, they suffer
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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 were really necessary.Truman should have never allowed for the bombing of two major Japanese cities. The Atomic bomb was a newly discovered and dangerous weapon with
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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 states are considering making the HPV vaccination a requirement for girls, before they can attend school. Although, the HPV vaccination has the potential to prevent cervical cancer and genital warts
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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 could be sent to
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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. This paper will cover both meanings people see of this word and come to a
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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 increased to eighteen years old because teen brains are not fully
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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 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention assists with the understanding and prevention of
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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, sequences the scenes in a specific order and uses facts and opinions to achieve this.The first scene that shows persuasive techniques is "The Wonderful World" sequence. In this sequence, it shows horrible images of dead people, with various facts and figures shown at
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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 re-offending. 6% of young adults paroled in 1978 (in the US) committed murder within five years. Should we be
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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 months, losing an
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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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Immigration reform is one of the most active and discussed topics right now in American Politics. Mr. Speaker, you are being presented with a unique opportunity to embrace and lead the charge in this reform. The United States is a nation of immigrants. It was built and carried by people who migrated all over the world because they believed in the American Dream. The American Dream is not dead, and immigrants can and will continue to be an incredible positive side to this beautiful nation. But the truth remains, Immigration policies are incredibly outdated and xenophobic. As a nation, America is turning back not only on its foundation and history, but on its future as well. It is not too late
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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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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 Hiroshima and 60,000-80,000 in Nagasaki.If you are an American you may see this event as a positive action for our society, and if you are Japanese you may see this as 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 of law was pushed into the books by both a great mistake and a great lie. It's a law that unbalances the
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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 the way people live and
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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 standards.B. Tuition fees are on the rise. High tuition prices are no longer a problem only to the poor, but also to the middle-class and some upper-income families. It has been said that college tuition
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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 with an abortion. Women can develop breast, cervical, ovarian, and liver cancer from having abortion. In
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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 best a person can possibly be. In society today, many of us are replicas of the Evil Queen, putting on ourselves a heavy burden in order to obtain perfection, yet kill ourselves in
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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 out for people who are up to no good. Graffiti has been a popular way to express
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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 socialize with a few friends is exactly what you need. After going from class to class students are overloaded by work, and may even get stressed out. All that's needed is a little
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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 are higher
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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 Internet research for government. Wow I have a lot to do, and this happens weekly and every day. School should not be year-round. Students need to have fun
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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 portion of a well-off individuals money was given for public use, many public services and
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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 even had a
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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 always been attracted to the most dominating physical object within sight. The sun, for
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By Alfred Noyes
They had tied her up to attention, with many a sniggering jestThey had bound a musket beside her, with the barrel beneath her breast "Now keep good watch!" and they kissed her. She heard the doomed man say_Look for me by moonlight;Watch for me by moonlight;I'll come to thee by moonlight, though hell should bar the way!
The soldiers tie Bess up at attention by letting people look at her and pay attention (as if she was a soldier standing up at attention); they make fun of her too. They make "sniggering jests" (means little jokes). Then they tied up a gun next to her, with the barrel pointing right at
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What are elements of poetry
What are elements of poetry?
* The sound of good words put together in meaningful order begins to stay with us.
* Stanza: group of lines into units.
* Narrative poems: such as the ballad & the epic, tell a story.
*Lyric: poems express the speaker's feelings.
- Ode: type of lyric that celebrates sth.
- Sonnet: lyric but follows every strict rule.
* Elegy: mourns the loss of sth important to the poet.
* Free verse: has no regular rhythm or rhyme. It doesn't have a regular pattern of stressed & unstressed syllables. It sounds ordinary speech.
- Catalog: is free verse that lists the poet's thoughts or feelings on a
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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 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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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, p.69).Teenage binge drinking is a serious problem and unfortunately widespread on US campuses. "The