The definition of a persuasive essay is an essay that seeks to persuade the reader to adopt the writer’s perspective on a certain topic. Persuasive essays may also be known as argumentative essays. They differ from descriptive essays or even compare and contrast essays in that persuasive essays encourage the reader to adopt a position by the conclusion of the essay.
To write a persuasive essay, it is important for the writer to clearly take a position on the topic. You want your reader not only to understand that you have taken a position, but to be convinced by your reasoning that your position is the correct one.
To build a great persuasive essay, the writer needs to establish a clear-cut argument for his or her position. Usually, the format to do this involves introducing the topic and the position, and then going into detail about the supporting arguments. A good persuasive argument needs at least three supporting arguments to really explain why the writer’s position is the one the reader should choose.
The tools necessary for a persuasive essay are logic, reasoning, and addressing the other side of the argument. All of the supporting arguments need to contain internal logic, but they also need to logically support the writer’s thesis statement or opinion on the topic. Sometimes, it might even be helpful to use a logic tree to ensure that your supporting arguments are well-reasoned and all support your thesis statement.
The best way to learn how to write a great persuasive essay is to read persuasive essays on a variety of topics. We have included some persuasive essay examples to help you familiarize yourself with the genre.
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Direct communication and persuasive communication both aim to make the reader/listener do certain things that the writer/speaker wants them to. Their difference from each other could be seen in their construction and the way they are constructed. Direct communication requires an authority figure directing a person to do what he/she wants done, with or without good reason. As such, the words used would tend to focus on the person giving the direction rather than the person actually doing the task. This type of communication would only work for a certain group of people, particularly those who hold a position of authority. Alternatively, persuasive communication can be used by anyone mainly using persuasive words to convince the one who would do…… [Read More]
Hochswender piece persuasive? hy is it persuasive and in what passages do ethos, pathos, and logos come in to play in terms of assuring that it is persuasive (or not persuasive)? This paper critiques the Hochswender essay and finds it is not persuasive; and in fact it comes off as a conservative rant against two progressive personalities who advocate for reducing dependence on foreign oil and for cars that use less fuel than gas-guzzling SUVs.
hy Hochswender's argument is more hyperbole than substance
First of all Hochswender does not establish ethos in his piece -- he fails miserably at trying to be a credible source -- because while he negatively references progressives like Arianna Huffington and Lawrence Bender in his opening paragraph, he doesn't quote anything that either of them said vis-a-vis his assertion that they have "…linked SUVs with Mideast terrorism." He uses the film "Pulp Fiction" -- a…… [Read More]
Business Division Faculty Members
FOM: The Dean, Business Division
New Trash-Emptying Program
As you may all know, the University is currently in the midst of a 25-percent budget cut initiative across all divisions. In that regard, there exists a need for individual divisions to come up with ways of saving money in the face of the said budget cuts. Our division has been singled out for the first phase of a proposed cost-cutting strategy dubbed 'the new trash-emptying program,' whose feasibility may eventually see it extended to other divisions. In an attempt to save money, members of the aforementioned division are thereby requested to empty their own desk trash cans into the basement dumpsters.
From time to time, we as responsible individuals are called upon to help in the further advancement of a noble cause. For instance, at home, we could be called upon to lend our hand in the…… [Read More]
Norman Podhoretz's "Is America Exceptional?" is a persuasive speech that hearkens to the emotional appeal of the American mythos. Podhoretz's audience is largely comprised of Americans, for whom the American mythos holds a great deal of sway. Therefore, Podhoretz's main strength is his emotional appeal and his ability to connect with the audience. He does so also by establishing credibility and ethos, referring a little to his personal background and beliefs but mainly by showing that he shares the same optimistic values that cause one to believe that America is indeed exceptional. It is no accident that Podhoretz starts the speech with a line that typically starts fairy tales: "Once upon a time…"
However, the speaker's emotional appeals (pathos) are only one of the reasons why Podhoretz's speech is technically an effective one. "Is America Exceptional?" also relies on credible and logical reasoning (logos). The reasoning methods are particularly…… [Read More]
Persuasion Theories in Advertisement
O'Malley gives four frameworks, which advertising appeal can be designed. They include persuasion oriented, sales oriented, salience oriented, and involvement oriented similar to Halls framework. The framework starts with brand awareness by customers, to make them recognize or recall a brand to keep them aware (Knowledge Marketing, 2012, p 100). Salience involves differentiation of the brand with others; then the product trial is promoted by encouraging consumers to start using the brand. To achieve a relative positioning against the competition within a category, competitive brands are compared to their brand. The consumer negative perceptions are then changed in brand re-evaluation. Informal content is then provided to eliminate perceived risk of purchase. At this point, the target audience is encouraged to participate and engage in the advertising activities (Blythe and Zimmerman, 2005, p 223). When the audience is encouraged, appealing, and transformational needs is communicated…… [Read More]
Gun Control in the United States:
A persuasive argument in favor of gun control
The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads: "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." This brief statement has proven to be one of the most controversial sentences ever codified into law, perhaps because the situation which inspired it has changed so much. "hen the Constitution was debated, many Americans were afraid that the new national government would be able to crush the 13 state militias, made up of citizen soldiers with their guns at home. That fear led directly to the Second Amendment," according to NYU Law Professor Michael aldman (Brody, "Decoding the gun debate"). The Second Amendment was passed to effectively protect state's rights. Today we live in a nation where the federal government has…… [Read More]
While the school itself would solely be 'click,' the site could also offer cookbooks that could be bought both online and at bookstores, for people who did not want to take every course, but liked the approach of the site. And the site could have joint 'brick-based' promotions with various types of cooking supply and food supply companies.
This website could capitalize upon the increased popularity of cooking at home, and the desire of people to learn how to cook, despite being pressed for time. The attractions of sharing with a community would mimic that of the types of communities created on blogs and through YouTube, but with more direction about how to cook. The persuasive message could underline, depending on the course, the health benefits of cooking your own food, the social and romantic benefits, and the personal enrichment aspects of learning how to cook. "Cooking is a great…… [Read More]
Real World Problem:
Persuasive vs. Scientific Methods
Many of us are faced with problems daily, and our means of resolving these conflicts vary substantially. Some of us deal with problems practically, and others make lists. Some cannot even deal with problems. owever, this paper will analyze the persuasive vs. The scientific methods of resolving a conflict, namely, how one can solve a problem with one's boss in the workplace in two ways.
First, one must define a problem. For example, a very simple problem could be arriving late for work. In this case, the boss would certainly be upset, for he is paying for that time, and this would pose a problem. The boss may choose to deal with this problem directly, in which case a persuasive method could be more suitable, or he could choose to deal with it through the uman Resources department or through other such department,…… [Read More]
It seems so unfair that this loving couple would be denied their life's dream, simply because of an accident of biology. All of Bernard and Lisa's friends have followed them through this long journey of trying to conceive, then to simply have a child. No child could be more wanted or welcome -- moreover, as individuals who are experienced with children, they go into the process with open eyes as well as open arms. They know that babies are not perfect, and that being a parent is a 24-7 job from which you can never resign.
Of course, when parents make the choice to adopt a child they are taking a new human being into their home whom they must get to know, who may have different issues or challenges based upon his or her personal history. But these parents see the ability to harbor the child and all of…… [Read More]
A persuasive stance to all future generations
I have been an active viewer of the climate change issue for many years now. Although I have noticed that there has been increased coverage of global warming, also referred to as climate change, in the media in the last few years I do not believe that most Americans do not fully understand the consequences of this phenomenon. Global warming is not only a threat to the polar bears portrayed as teetering on the last remaining tract of ice in the Arctic Ocean, or other random species, it is actually a threat to the entire human race. When I am watching the news the effects of climate change are portrayed as effecting the population in some point in the future that is obscure and not alarming.
However, the effects of climate change are already being felt today as millions of people…… [Read More]
You can't have that opportunity if you don't save.
Not only is saving for retirement necessary, but it is also easy. There are many methods of investing that will put your money to work for you, instead of making you work for your money. You can choose a 401-K plan or invest in mutual funds, in addition to investing in property or other hard assets. The most important part of saving, however, is simply committing to do it. That means having the discipline to take money out of each paycheck and invest it faithfully. A 401-K plan allows you to do this most easily, with money being deducted from your accounting automatically. No matter how you decide to invest, being insure you save enough money to accrue significant interest. This is incredibly easy if you get used to saving and do not depend on the money you will be putting…… [Read More]
It was this economical devastation that Mike Davis argued about the abused and manipulation of the ritish imperialists where let other countries suffered for their own benefit. They opened the "free trade" market and destroyed the China and India's sanctuary of foods. The ritish imperialist built different kinds of roads because of their goal to modernize so that they can become part of the developing country; they did not bother to listen to people's repulsion in modernizing. They destroyed some agricultural lands which is the source of their food. For this reason, when drought came, the ritish were saved but millions of people died because of starvation.
Which of the three holds he most blame?
Mike Davis knew that the holocaust had three causes but then he pointed out that the main reason why millions of people died was the fact the ritish Imperialism brought about. They imposed free-trade and…… [Read More]
T Persuasive Speech Outline -- Job Outsourcing
The Bureau of Labor Statistics, in March 2012, reported that the country's present unemployment rate is at 8.2% where 42.5% came from the long-term unemployed or those jobless for 27 weeks or more. This rate, although decreasing from March 2010's almost 10%, can still be seen as relatively high.
An issue being looked into in addressing unemployment is the outsourcing of jobs. The United States' 2005 monthly labor review defined it as the shifting of work formerly paid in-house by a company to another which could be located inside or outside the country. Offshoring, on the other hand, is the transfer of work from within to outside the U.S. Nevertheless, both describe the acquisition of service outside the country to decrease production costs.
President Barack Obama, as reported in the Economic Times, has repeatedly stressed for businesses to bring jobs back…… [Read More]
Author's Use of Five Persuasive Devices or Methods of Proof or Rhetorical/Literary Devices (10 marks)
Categorize the Essay and Provide Reasons Why (4 Marks)
Content Question (6 marks)
List below at least fifteen persuasive devices or methods of proof or rhetorical devices used by essayists to establish and/or deepen their argument
Bandwagon: believe something or do something "because everyone else does it"
Testimonial: Someone respected, credible, or famous endorses a product or idea
Emotional Appeal/Pathos: Fear tactics, for example, or call to arms based on anger.
Plain folk claim: "people like you" do this, so you can relate
Snob appeal: elite people do it, and you want to be elite so you should do it too
Anecdote: A personal story designed to get reader's attention
Paradox: Something that seems contradictory but is strangely true
Nostalgia: Appeal to the past or romanticizing the past
Hyperbole: Exaggeration to make a…… [Read More]
This also creates a more positive and upbeat attitude in the workplace. Even non-career educational efforts such as Google's fitness classes create a better mood in the workplace. After doing yoga, a Google employee returns to his or her desk better able to improve his or her creative output. Additionally, adult education classes that enhance mood and body can save money on employee sick days and healthcare expenses. Employees with better attitudes about themselves, enhanced by lifelong learning, are less likely to feel stressed and psychologically traumatized, even when the workflow is high.
Attracting top talent
etention is enhanced through tuition reimbursement. It is much cheaper to hire a new worker than it is to retrain and enhance the skills of an existing worker. Education means that employee's skill sets are less likely to grow obsolete, reducing the need to hire new workers. Enhanced skill sets mean that the same…… [Read More]
Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Military Policy
Persuasive Research Essay ROUGH DRAFT AS REQUESTED Y CUSTOMER
Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Military Policy
Persuasive Research Essay
The objective of this work is to review the Repeal of the military's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy and to incorporate both classical principles of argumentation and elements of the Toulmin model of argument analysis. According to a report published in the 'Army Times' the Pentagon has suspended the military's DADT policy. Specifically stated is "The moratorium issued Friday came after a ruling Wednesday by a federal appeals court in California ordering the Defense Department to immediately stop enforcing the law. The court said the law is unconstitutional because it treats gay Americans differently under the law." (Tighman, 2011)
Toulmin states that the first problem in an argument is to make a decision of what things "about the form and merits of our arguments are 'field-invariant'…… [Read More]
When it comes back, it will be bigger, with more to enjoy.
The true beauty of CODs, as with all investments, is the potential for compound growth. Say your certificate of deposit account only makes a few thousand dollars in its first few years. This amount is added to the capital already invested in the certificate of deposit, and it also starts to accrue interest. This means that the longer you save, the faster your money grows (Investopedia 2009). When that bigger pile of saved and working money comes back to you after your certificate of deposit matures, you could simply turn around and invest in another. or, mire than likely, the economic situation will have made a turn for the better in the next several years, and the money you have saved and earned can be used to reinvest in even more lucrative ventures, ensuring a nice home in…… [Read More]
Routine Emails and Persuasive Memos
All staff members
Training on work etiquette
The importance of the training is to help improve on the company's productivity. The training will involve proper use of the internet by employees, importance of courtesy and respect among employees, and the efficient use of office equipment. The training has been organized by the company's chief executive officer. Please note that all members of staff are invited to take place in the training process.
The training will be conducted by an independent training company known as Luis Company. The main conference centre will be the venue for the training which is set to start from 9:00 A.M 0n June 2. All staff members have been requested to come with writing materials on that day.
Members of staff should confirm their attendance for the training before May 30, so as to allow for proper arrangements. The…… [Read More]
persuade in writing is to tell a story. This is sometimes called the anecdotal or story-telling approach to persuasive writing. I find that a story helps to give people a better idea of what the reality is like so that they can better understand my own position and be readier to empathize and then agree with what I am trying to get them to see. Other times, offering supportive evidence can be helpful in persuading. Repetition can be another effective method, although it is not one I primarily use. Satire can actually be very effective too, because it points out the ridiculousness of one position and implies that there is a better.
My power of persuasion is characterized by my desire to approach a reader and engage him or her on an intellectual level, an emotional level, and an intuitive level. I want me reader to be convinced not just…… [Read More]
(Early America, "hy the Loyalists Lost," 2005) Support for the American colonial control of local matters and taxation does not necessarily signify that we Loyalists advocate a division between the imperial powers and our own -- and does not mean we believe our tenuous support for greater local control means that the Revolutionaries are justified in seeking severance from the British power. Rather, it is an effective effort at a compromise.
Only when a king becomes a tyrant are the governed peoples not remiss in seeking revolt. In this case, although evident tensions exist between the colonies and King George III, this does not mean that the King's taxation to repair the costs the colonies have incurred upon the mother country are unjust in the sense that the taxes were imposed simply to enrich the king's own pockets -- such self-aggrandizing enrichment is the definition of tyranny, not simply disputing…… [Read More]
a. Attention Getter: Think about the concerns tied to illegal immigration such as terrorism, lack of jobs, costs in terms of tax and how prevalent it is becoming in the present day.
b. Relevance: Illegal immigration in the United States is the highest in the world compared to any other nation.
c. In accordance to statistics, there were approximately 11.1 million illegal immigrants in the United States (Krogstad et al.)
d. Credibility: I have done research on illegal immigration, its benefits and shortcomings from various secondary sources.
e. Thesis: I am going to urge you to see the need for more stringent measures on immigration.
f. Preview: I will discuss three key points regarding the issue of immigration and lastly offer a conclusion on what direction ought to be taken.
a. Main Point 1: Link between immigration and terrorism.
i. Illegal immigrants in the nation…… [Read More]
History of SA
On March 9, 1972, a rans World Airlines jet bound for Los Angeles took off from JFK International Airport in New York. Moments into the flight, the airline received an anonymous phone call warning there was a bomb on the flight. he aircraft returned to JFK where passengers were evacuated and a bomb-sniffing dog named Brandy was brought aboard to search. Brandy found the explosive device just 12 minutes before it was set to detonate. hat same day, then-President Nixon directed the Secretary of ransportation to use innovative means to combat the problems plaguing civil aviation. he result was the creation of a unique federal project - the FAA Explosives Detection Canine eam Program - designed to place certified teams at strategic locations throughout the nation so that any aircraft receiving a bomb threat could quickly divert to an airport with a canine team.
While technology…… [Read More]
breakfast "trumps" all other meals for the top spot."
It is widely believed that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The likelihood of children who always take breakfast having favorable nutrients like carbohydrates and fiber and less cholesterol and fat is higher than is the case among children who seldom take breakfast. Consuming breakfast is also linked to improved overall lifestyle. Children who do not have breakfast regularly report weaker cardiovascular fitness. These assumptions of the place of breakfast in the health of children are grounded on laboratory research. While the evidence is a bit mixed, available studies indicate that breakfast improves children's cognitive aptitude and performance, especially in the areas of attention and memory. Further, the effect having breakfast causes is more pronounced among undernourished children (Katie Adolphus, Clare L. & Lawton, Louse Dye, 2013).
esearch indicates that not having breakfast reduces one's ability to solve…… [Read More]
If a driver ignored a road sign that said "Danger: Bridge Out!" and proceeded along the street, he would be labeled as an idiot by his community. If a fence had a sign on it that read, "arning: Vicious Dogs" and some adventure-seeking teens climbed that fence, no one would be surprised when they had their legs torn off by a pack of pit bulls. However, every single year 400,000 Americans die from ignoring one of the most infamous warnings: The Surgeon General's warning on cigarette packages. Smoking cigarettes may seem to be a part of the definition of being an American-- everyone from the street punk rebels to the successful big business CEOs are automatically visualized with a cigarette or fat Cuban cigar hanging from their mouths. These smokers see themselves as a better person for the momentary pleasure they receive from these tobacco products, but fail to realize…… [Read More]
What are the important factors of the audience that a persuader considers? What are the strategies of audience analysis used by persuaders? Be sure to provide examples to illustrate your discussion.
The persuader first needs to create the audience, focusing only on the key players or decision-makers involved in the issue. Creating an organizational chart can be helpful in identifying key payers, and those who are empowered to make the decisions relevant to the topic at hand. For example, if I want to pitch an idea for a new information system, I would want to talk with the head of the IT department.
Once the audience has been identified and targeted, it is essential to perform an audience analysis. Some of the techniques of audience analysis are direct, such as polling or interviews. Polling is usually possible only with a good degree of financial resources: because it costs a…… [Read More]
The word euthanasia originates from the Greek, its root words meaning "good" and "death." This understanding lies at the heart of the concept, which in the modern sense is defined as a person choosing to end their own life. This is not normally taken in the same context as suicide, but rather as a physician-assisted death, so that the person chooses how and when they will die, and that they may do so in a peaceful and painless manner. The term is not usually understood to encompass things like 'do not resuscitate" orders, where a physician is ordered not to save a person, but rather is specifically applied to situations where the person is actively killed, usually through the administration of drugs.
Euthanasia has become a hot button topic of late in the medical community, in particular in the field of medical ethics. In most societies, there are taboos…… [Read More]
Lewis, have had the opportunity to look over the letter you prepared for Ms. Smith regarding her safety concerns about our product. The letter is very professional and I commend you on your efforts. I only see one or two areas that I believe can be reworded for a more effective delivery and as we go through my evaluation we will address those areas.
A like the fact that you immediately draw the name of the EPA into the discussion. It assures the customer immediately that we are not speaking out of our own opinion, or desire to protect the company, but from studies conducted by a respected federal agency. I further commend you on comparing the ratings to common household goods that the customer can relate to in a tangible fashion. Often times just presenting numbers or percentages provides a too abstract picture for the customer. You showed her…… [Read More]
Persuasive Campaign for a Hellcat
If you want a fast car, yes, you could buy Tesla—but you wouldn’t be getting everything that goes with a fast car. You wouldn’t be getting the sound. You wouldn’t be getting the motor revving, driving your neighbors crazy every time you hit the gas pedal and hold with the stick in neutral just so you can hear the growl of a nice big V8 under the hood. A Tesla is not going to do that. A Tesla is an electric car. Yes, Tesla’s have instant torque—but they also tend to blow up on impact and burn their drivers to death. Golf cart bombs should not be lumped into the category of fast cars. A car runs on gas. A Tesla runs on batteries. This distinction is important. If you want a fast car, a real fast car—a car that has muscle and isn’t…… [Read More]
Last, but not least, transitions between ideas are marked by clear road signs, represented by link words that clarify the relationship between parts (Bowman). This leads to a clear understanding of the logic that stands at the basis of the memo, giving suggestions about the position and attitude of the author and shedding light on the sequence of arguments.
3. The memo is ethical because it encourages open communication, characterized by the lack of ulterior motifs or personal agendas, thus eliminating possible sources of lies or half-truths, rendering the process moral (Mazur). The memo addresses the problem of communication within the organizational frame, but, at a deeper level, it has implications on the values shared by employees, on the organizational culture.
Attempts of influence are omnipresent today. Each person is surrounded by messages that suggest a certain behavior or try to induce change at a certain level, through different tactics.…… [Read More]
informal forms of education. I need to look clean and manicured. Details are important. I would wear something casual yet stylish. It is important to dress for success, too, since success is part of what I am selling. I cannot look too casual - I must look like I have achieved something in life because of my educational track.
This attitude should also be reflected in non-verbal behaviors. I would focus my nonverbal cues on energy and enthusiasm. I want my audience to be excited about traditional education. Part of what I am presenting in an educational track that will give students power and control over their life, so I need to move in a way that shows those two attributes. Movements should not be too exaggerated, but I cannot be stiff either. Audience sizes will probably range from dozens to hundreds, sufficient that nonverbal cues such as an expressive…… [Read More]
Write the memo with the purpose of convincing the vice president of operations to keep one if the company facilities implied the use of numerous concepts regarding persuasion. First and foremost, there was the order of the presented arguments, as well as the organization of the information. The introductory part took care of the parts revealing what, why and how. The content presented the arguments for and against the discussed matter. The arguments against the desired outcome were presented first, which allowed for their deconstruction through the presentation of the pro arguments, which were also more numerous and better supported. The problem was stated from a bigger perspective and it has been insisted upon the long-term advantages of reaching the desired goal. The problem was explained through a variety of perspectives, thus making it easier for the reader to understand its complexity. The expected outcome has been described in terms…… [Read More]
Thee ae people that I shae the same views with when it comes to abotion. Though discussions we ageed conclusively to take the stand against abotion. In an event that I miaculously change my mind on the issue it can be quite a challenge to ty and convince my audience who we peviously shaed the same pespective on the issue. The audience can eact in vaied ways fist they might actually not accept that I am the one who has changed my views on the issue .they can ask numeous questions tying to find out if tuly I am the one who holds the exact same views which ae opposite to the views that I held befoe. Secondly they would like to know exactly who made me change my mind and hold the views that I am tying to convince them to accept. They would like to know exactly whee…… [Read More]
E-tailing is sometimes called electronic retailing devised to sell retail goods over the internet. Since 1995, etailing has been used in the internet discussion and is almost synonymous to e-business, e-mail and e-commerce, and transaction is mainly business-to-consumer (B2C). As early as 1997, major corporations have started using etailing as major methods of transacting business. The success of Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble's, and Dell Computer has been attributed to etailing. Besides increasing the choice of consumer products, etailing has become momentous global trend as well as becoming the most cost effective method of conducting business. Typically, etailing could be conducted through auction and etailing assists manufacturers to sell products directly to consumers. Despite the success of e-tailing over the years, the cost-effective method inherent in the e-tailing and its global outreach have made the business to be very competitive. To gain market advantages, and increase number of customer retention,…… [Read More]
behaviors inherent in e-tailing (in business-to-Consumer relationships / communications). Note the communications medium in which each behavior occurs.
Explain how each medium enables e-commerce.
E-tailing is the business of electronic retailing or retailing over the Internet (*). There are three types of e-tailing behavior: independent, intervening variables, and dependent variables.
The independent retailer will want to know two variables of the people who generally resort to e-commerce. These are: (a) personal characteristics and (b) environmental characteristics. The retailer will want to know the buying habits of the consumers in order to target a given market. These demographics include age, gender, marital status, occupation and income.
The retailer, too, will want to know the environmental variables, namely background variables of what or who influence the consumer; where the consumer shops; what the consumer would like to buy and so forth. This is so in order that the retailer would know…… [Read More]
The salary ranges from $80,000 to $110,000 (Kalbach 45).
Rank advancement relates to the level of experience of the employee and the amount of years of services within the context of the business entity. For individuals or experts to command rank advancement within this field, they must develop large pool of experience and qualification to be able to serve in the higher ranks. The employee must also serve within the company for certain duration in order to merit promotion. This type of rank advancement or promotion depends on the performance and personal or character traits (honesty, loyalty, and obedience) of the employee. The company must be convinced on the performance levels of the user experience designer to guarantee or facilitate promotion to higher ranks with better remuneration or wages.
Companies that hire User Experience Designers
Some of companies hiring user experience designers include San Diego, Asana, Red Giant, Nerdery,…… [Read More]
. economy, both directly and indirectly." Greater qualification on his part and more objectivity would have made for a more impressive article.
The claim -- that Africa is really a wealthy country -- sound unbelievable. Yet, Zachary brings plenty of evidence to support his point. Like cott, Zachary's evidence includes figures and facts. Unlike cott, his argument comes across as more believable since it refrains from crusading too intensely on one side of the issue. Zachary does address the other side of the coin -- that poverty is rampant in Africa. In this way, he takes into account those who may find his argument surprising. Yet, I find his address of this to be too meager: there is only a slight paragraph towards the end that admits that Africa still struggles in certain areas. Given the extent of Africa's reputation of poverty and given the enormous history that…… [Read More]
This is indeed an absolutely profound concept in that it can't help but support the idea of the autonomous individual, existing in connection to thought. The truth of these emotions, be them good or bad, speak to the authenticity of the self. There's a notion of realness -- of the self that is a facet of the genuine, as emotions and desires are founded upon the genuine. This notion of genuineness and authenticity implies that there's a core aspect of the human experience which is not manufactured or artificial -- it just is, as thoughts and emotion occur organically with truth attached to them. This demonstrates that the internal processes of the self are based in the real, the actual and the genuine, offering more support to the idea, "I think therefore I am."
However, this is not to imply that there is a perfection in the human being's processes.…… [Read More]
Nations and Nationalism Exist: Comparison of the ork of Laitin, Geertz, Hobsbawn, and Anderson
The objective of this study is to compare the work of Laitin, Geertz, Hobsbawn, and Anderson and to answer as to which argument is the most persuasive for why nations and nationalism exist.
Definition of 'Nation'
Anderson (1991) defines the concept of nation to be such that results in theorists of nationalism being perplexed by three specific paradoxes include: (1) the objective modernity of nations to the historians eye vs. their subjective antiquity in the eyes of nationalists; (2) the formal universality of nationality as a socio-cultural concept -- in the modern world everyone can, should, will 'have a nationality as he or she has a gender vs. The irremediable particularity of its concrete manifestations, such that, by definition, 'Greek' nationality is sui generis; (3) the political power of nationalism vs. their philosophical poverty and even…… [Read More]
UNIVESITY CAEE, POFESSIONAL LIFE AND PESONAL LIFE. THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES WHEN WITING DOCUMENTS FO OTHES (employer, manager, professor) read evaluate 2 pages APA format.
The value of persuasive writing
All writing is an art, but the art of persuasive writing is a particularly ambitious one: to actually change someone's mind about a particular position or behavior. Persuasive writing can be formal, as in the case of an editorial to the newspaper, or informal, such as a persuasive email to a friend encouraging him or her to exercise more. Persuasive writing is a necessary skill to have in a writer's toolbox -- although writing designed to inform or entertain certainly has its place, being able to genuinely shift someone's point-of-view and see the world in a new way is a vital personal and professional skill.
Whether they know it or not, all students have engaged in persuasive writing by the time…… [Read More]
Without knowing how to write persuasively, even a Harvard degree can get overlooked. Mastering persuasive writing is essential in the working world.
Persuasive writing proves exceptionally important in the working world after being hired, too. Some jobs directly demand persuasive writing skills. For example, marketing jobs might require copy writing skills; sales positions might entail writing frequent letters to clients. Whenever we need to encourage someone to use a new product or service or to continue to do business with the company in spite of recent setbacks, we need to write persuasively. Whether the letter is e-mail or type-written, persuasive writing skills are essential for success. Similarly, if we have to write a company memo, only persuasive writing skills can talk a supervisor into adopting a new communication protocol or adopting a new networking software system. Poor writing skills can even lead to being fired.
While persuasive writing seems impersonal,…… [Read More]
complexities of doing business in our virtual age, looking in particular at e-commerce but also asking how the presence of e-commerce on the market has affected traditional businesses as well. Once upon a time - that golden age - things were simple. You decided you wanted to grow up to be a bookstore owner. Or a hardware store manager. Or a florist. So you leased a store, bought some books, and lovingly hand-sold them to each customer who flocked to your door and then went home at night to count your money.
Of course, owning a bookstore or a hardware store or a flower shop was actually never that simple. But the picture now is even more complicated as virtual stores have entered the picture. Part of what makes engaging in e-commerce so difficult is that there are no paths that others have trod before one. And the costs of…… [Read More]
These are shaped by real conditions.
I use my lawn for recreational activities and fear that this would impede on these.
Special breeds of grass can be used to create lawns and recreational spaces that carry the characteristics of a traditional lawn.
I am afraid that it would be too costly to create a specialized garden.
Argument from Ignorance
A xeriscaped garden will ultimately reduce the amount of waste which is produced by the use of water, fertilizers or pesticides. It will also reduce the amount of money spent on these resources. The xeriscaped garden will actually be far more cost effective in the long run.
I don't want to be limited in plant choices for my landscape.
Base Rate Fallacy
The assumption that xeriscaping limits plant choices to the extent of being undesirable is only…… [Read More]
DaDean, Dean, Business Division, XYZ University
Cost/Inventory avings Program
We all know that we are in an era of cost savings and budget trimming. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your departmental and individual efforts thus far, and your continued mindfulness of the important to trim budgets whenever possible. We know, of course, that even small changes can have drastic effects on the budget, and we must remember the need for academics to come first. To this end, our division has been selected to be the pilot study in an important cost-saving program that will save the University several thousand dollars a year. This program, entitled Trash for Cash, is relatively simple and takes only minutes per shift
The key to this program is your individual commitment so that we may appropriately analyze the combined effects of the program. It is simple; a large bin…… [Read More]
At the end of the narrative, I brought resolution to the story. I was even able to manage the tone of the story, keeping it personal but relatively detached and professional.
These essays and my other ones each demonstrate not only my progression as a writer, but help to illustrate my strengths and weaknesses. The Wal-Mart story, the narrative and the illegal file share persuasive story each have very strong opening paragraphs that set the tone for the powerful thesis statement. My ability to construct arguments and narratives that not only flow but support the central thesis is a constant throughout my portfolio. Each of these papers also has a strong conclusion.
A still feel that I have much room to improve as a writer. At times, I have struggled with my tone. I have at times shifted between formal and informal tones, such as with the narrative story and…… [Read More]
..hile older children and adults understand the inherent bias of advertising, younger children do not, and therefore tend to interpret commercial claims and appeals as accurate and truthful information," said psychologist Dale Kunkel, Ph.D., Professor of Communication at the University of California at Santa Barbara and senior author of the task force's scientific report. (Kunkel, et.al, 2004)
The Lego ads, when seen by younger children who "do not understand persuasive intent in advertising," might feel as if the balance of the world really does hang in their hands -- and an older child might be confused by the overlapping techniques of advertising, which blur the lines between advertising with a persuasive ulterior motive to encourage consumption, and entertainment in the form of cartoons. This confusion might be another reason for the greater efficacy of movie and product tie-ins with children's advertising."(Briesch, Bridges, & Kim, 2004) This fact is seconded by…… [Read More]
" There is a more calm feeling to his description. This is not to say that the author was portraying war as being a patriotic act, but the author was not as graphical in his describing what the soldiers were seeing and going through. The reader is more connected to the actions of the poem and not the fact that someone is dying. He ends his poem by referencing "hell" and the reader is left wondering whether the hell that he is referring to the war that is being left behind, or to dying itself.
3) Rites of Passage Activity
In speaking to my grandmother, I was able to find out what it was that she took when she first left her home. At the age of sixteen, she was married to my grandfather and was getting ready to start her knew life as a wife and very soon, as…… [Read More]
Public Grooming Case
The Case: Public Grooming
Noise is not a persuasive sales pitch. The other day, a friend of mine mentioned how outrageous the noise levels have gotten in commercials; she stated that now, she immediately mutes her television before a commercial break starts because the noise level is so irritatingly loud, much louder than the program itself even. I had to agree with her, and why is it that we passively accept the noise of commercials, allowing for noise levels that are extreme to the point of being unhealthy. And notice that I use the term "noise" when referring to the sound from commercials: this isn't music or speech that I'm talking about -- it's so loud that I don't even notice what is being said but only how loud it's communicated.
I understand the method behind the loud commercials; people get attuned to the program they're watching,…… [Read More]
admit that I was not confident in my written communication skills. I felt that written communication lacked some of the emotion of verbal communication, and that even the emoticons used in casual written communication could be misconstrued. Therefore, I feel like having the exposure to different types of business writing and the standards and norms associated with them has been helpful. For example, I had no idea how to write a negative letter without jeopardizing an existing business relationship. When I came to understand that my purpose, "when sending a negative message, [was] (ironically) not to give bad news but to create goodwill around the bad news," I realized that business communication was substantively different from personal communication (Stubbs, 2009).
I think that the work that I did in class shows improvement over the course, and that was my goal in the class. It is difficult for me to look…… [Read More]
However, if I was rewriting my letter to Melfi, I would have used more research and included some specific citations, to substantiate my analysis. Drawing upon personal reflection is useful in appealing to the reader's sense of ethos or pathos, but logos is also necessary to be persuasive. I would have used statistics regarding the alcoholism rate amongst young people in the United States, for example, versus other countries. Although I criticized Melfi for not using sufficient logos in her essay, I think this is also true of my response.
Fortunately, I believe I have drastically improved in my ability to find credible and substantive analysis to support my argumentation. In my first draft on drug and alcohol policy at Drexel, I once again relied primarily upon my own personal impressions and gut instincts, rather than drawing upon research on the issue. I believe that I made a good point…… [Read More]
Parent-Teachers' Association (PTA) meetings, several adamant parents requested an improvement in quality of the Highland Oaks cafeteria lunches. The school administration, including the superintendent, has maintained a long-standing relationship with the Mariela Catering Corporation and opposes terminating this relationship. Because the audience may be hostile, a speech must be sympathetic to the views of the administration, even while antagonistic opinions are expressed. A Negative Method persuasive technique would be an appropriate approach, because there are several solutions to the problem that should be presented (and dismissed) in this presentation. Changing catering companies is only one of many alternatives, and the administration must not feel threatened by the PTA's concern over the school lunches. However, to change the status quo, the school administration must be made aware of the nutritional needs of its students and the concern by the parents over the quality of catering. The PTA must take into consideration…… [Read More]
education topics of a certain flavor. Specifically, the author sought out articles about special attention and special case schools for troubled youth as well as the use of pre-kindergarten programs to give at-risk and other youth a head start before they enter the somewhat chaotic system that every other child must traverse. Put another way, the subject and articles all relate to how to improve and prepare students and thus prevent or remedy any struggles they may have before or during their schooling. This is important because for each article, there will be a summary of the thesis and main ideas, why the source is credible, and why this source would be worthy of an argument and/or persuasive paper. While not all journal articles are of the same quality, scholarly journals are always the best and most reliable source of information when speaking of an academic and scientific process or…… [Read More]
In my opinion the emotive words and euphemisms have not distorted the events or issues in any of the speeches because they were meant to clearly and forcefully show their audiences that war was the only solution for the injustice they incurred at the hands of the enemy. To me the most persuasive speech was given by Roosevelt because it illustrated the gravity of the decision America faced after suddenly being attacked by an enemy state. The next most persuasive speech was given by Churchill because it showed the British that they needed to quickly respond to the oncoming onslaught by an enemy state. The third most persuasive speech was given by Bush because it clearly explained who attacked America on 9/11 and why, and it explained that this enemy's intentions involved global dominance therefore it had to be stopped. The fourth most persuasive speech was given by Bin Laden…… [Read More]
Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. is celebrated four decades after his death because he was an effective and persuasive civil rights advocate. A holiday marks the birthday of Doctor King because of what he accomplished using nonviolent civil disobedience in the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi. However, the holiday also reminds students of English, of History, of Speech, and of Law how to be a persuasive rhetorician. King was so effective and persuasive precisely because he was an enormously powerful wordsmith; King was uniquely able to translate overwhelming emotions and sensitive subject matter into logical, well-formed, and inarguable stances. As a result, his "I have a dream" speech has become a part of common vernacular, as have several original sayings derived from his speeches and writings. Statements such as "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" have become so famous that many people would actually be hard-pressed to…… [Read More]
A appreciate the fact that this English course also included sections on writing effective narrative papers. I found narrative papers to be fun to write because they involve storytelling and rich descriptive language. I feel more creative writing narrative papers, which is why I prefer writing them, as opposed to research papers. When we write narrative papers, I can draw from personal experience, which makes the writing process easier than it is during the process of writing a research paper. Also, the techniques of writing narrative papers differ from the techniques of writing research and persuasive papers. Organization and focus is important, but the paper can be less formal in a narrative essay.
A found literary analysis papers to be among the most difficult to write. I found it very helpful to encounter some of the common techniques for approaching literary criticism. Learning about the different formats such as MLA…… [Read More]
Marketing Development of Beverage
Dear Marketing Team
Marketing Development of Beverage
As our company is in the process of marketing development of a new beverage, I am determined to have the impressive launch of the product. In this regard, I am analyzing the advertisement strategies of various players in the same industry. This practice is carried out with the perspective of applying the plus points of the advertisement in our advertisement and avoiding the pitfalls. As we have ready samples collected from industry, we can evaluate the effectiveness of advertisement and manage to get the desired results out of it.
In my discussions with people, I got to know that they like advertisement of Coca-Cola. I also felt that Coca-Cola has monopoly in certain areas and people are loyal to it (Mennen, 2010) as their forefathers were also fond of this drink. I searched for the ads of…… [Read More]
Your answer should be at least five sentences long.
The Legend of Arthur
Lesson 1 Journal Entry # 9 of 16
Journal Exercise 1.7A: Honor and Loyalty
1. Consider how Arthur's actions and personality agree with or challenge your definition of honor. Write a few sentences comparing your definition (from Journal 1.6A) with Arthur's actions and personality.
2. Write a brief paragraph explaining the importance or unimportance of loyalty in being honorable.
Lesson 1 Journal Entry # 10 of 16
Journal Exercise 1.7B: Combining Sentences
Complete the Practice Activity on page 202 of your text. After completing this activity, read over your Essay Assessment or another journal activity you've completed.
* Identify three passages that could be improved by combining two or more sentences with coordinating or subordinating conjunctions. Below the practice activity in your journal, write the original passages and the revised sentences you've created.
* Be sure to…… [Read More]
I noted also how hard work pays off: which is the central idea or thesis of the narrative essay. Because a narrative essay is by definition less formal than an expository one, the baseball scholarship piece is not as structured or divided into sub-sections. However, I do use transitions between paragraphs in the form of clauses like "Before I stepped up my training..." Those clauses helped enhance the flow of the narrative in the same way transitional words and phrases helped the flow of writing in the vitamin essay.
In the sports narrative, I also employed stylistic techniques that would have not worked in an academic essay like the one on vitamins and health. For example, in one paragraph I used a series of parallelisms that serve as a literary device such as those used by poets: "I started to lift weights and train rigorously. I watched what I ate.…… [Read More]
Considering your analysis of your audience, how do you plan on gaining their confidence and respect and touching their emotions, and what style choices will you make in order to do so?
My audience will consist of college students and professors. Therefore, the audience will be an academic one, concerned about issues related to academia and scholarship. I plan to gain the confidence and respect of the audience with the rhetorical foundations of pathos, ethos, and logos. First, I will offer background information about myself to establish personal credibility. I will relay anecdotal evidence from people that I know. This way, I will be creating ethos and bolstering my argument. Next, I will create an emotional connection with the audience by relating my topic to their personal lives. I will inspire and motivate my audience to make meaningful changes based on the information I will present. The information will…… [Read More]
correspondence bias and why might it occur? Are there cultural variations in the correspondence bias?
In the practice of social psychology, correspondence bias or also known as the theory of fundamental attribution error will refer to the over-valuing of explanations that are based from personality perspective under circumstantial situations. This process can lead into misunderstanding between one or two parties that include communities, societies, and groups that are living within the same area or different area. This can be considered as a form of stereotyping incidents for the reason that there are false beliefs and perceptions regarding a particular individual or group with respect to their daily routines and practices. There are cultural variations in the correspondence bias for the reason that discrimination regardless of age, race, and gender can be a perfect example for this case according with their demographical orientation and capabilities as pointed out by Bundel (2011).…… [Read More]
" The differences in these two lines seem to be only a matter of syntax but in actuality, it also differs in the meaning. The King James Bible version makes it seem like the Lord is making the individual do something, as if by force or obligation, while the Puritan version states that the Lord causes the individual to do something, as if out of their own will. This alone relays the message that faith itself is driving the action, not a perceived obligation.
Another distinction between the two translations can be found with the lines "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: / and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever" (King James Bible) and "Goodness and mercy surely shall / all my days follow me. / and in the Lord's house I shall / dwell so long as days…… [Read More]