Argumentative Essay: Getting a Good Education

Getting an education is compulsory in the developed world, but so many of us don’t appreciate it enough. We should value our education a lot more and work harder, because it is compulsory for so many different reasons and adds so much value to our lives. There are so many positive outcomes of education, but most of them come under the two banners of allowing us to develop personally, and improving our life chances. Learning gives us so much that we otherwise wouldn’t have. Besides the obvious skills and facts that we learn, we learn self-discipline and self-motivation, timekeeping skills, social and communication skills and so much more. We also gain confidence and self-esteem through completing tasks and being praised for good work, as well as learning right and wrong…
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Argumentative Essay: Free Education

The USA doesn’t have free education for students, at least at the higher levels. Much has been made about increasing levels of debt. Some people have even called for the introduction of free education. This would be a major mistake. It would decrease personal freedoms for much of the general population, reduce quality, and send the wrong message to students. This essay will explain why. Firstly, someone has to pay for education. It’s physically impossible to deliver quality education while charging students nothing. Someone has to pay for it. If it isn’t students taking care of their responsibilities, it’s taxpayers who already pay for the substantial grants and scholarships awarded to students every year. It’s wrong to place this burden on the general population for a decision entirely resting on…
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Argumentative Essay: Voting

I worked at a polling place during the last local election. As the registration officer, I expected to be completely busy throughout the day. At times I was. However, according to the local area’s population, there were not nearly enough people voting. Obviously, not everyone who could vote actually did. This is acceptable to some extent. Low voter turnout is not such a crime. But when voter turnout dips dangerously low at less than 20%, it becomes a serious problem. The fact that this is a continuing and growing trend makes it critical. A solution to this problem is compulsory voting. The history of democracy proves that compelling people to vote has worked before. In Ancient Athens, where democracy began, all male citizens over 18 years of age had to…
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Argumentative Essay: Drug Abuse

I believe that recreational drugs are a bad thing for the fact that they limit human will and creativity. They cause a person to become being “okay” with being bored, and I think that is a bad thing. Drugs have helped create a lot of good music There are many songs that have been created because the creator was using drugs at the time. If it were not for those drugs then we would not have those songs. There are better ways The people who wrote those songs had the creative talent to write them. The songs were in their head. The song ideas or tunes were not put there by the drugs. These are creative people, and these songs were going to come out one way or the other.…
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Argumentative Essay: All Citizens Should be Required by Law to Vote

Every citizen has the right to vote, yet so many people don’t vote, with the turnout at just 64% for the 2008 presidential election, and voter turnout rates decreasing steadily in most established democracies. There are a number of reasons why people may not vote: a lack of understanding of politics, people being busier, a lack of trust in the government, laziness, not caring or even contentment with how things are. But when people fought so hard to get fair and equal voting rights for all, it should be a legal requirement that every US citizen turns out on election day and votes. For a start, not voting when you have the right to is disrespectful to a lot of people. It disrespects those that fought and struggled for the…
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Animal Farm by George Orwell

Orwell’s Animal Farm is a fable that parallels the succession of different forms of government in human history. The text is an obvious allegory of the proletarian revolution and its ultimate consequences. Significantly, the novel points to a vicious repetition of the same pattern in government, despite the apparent differences in principles that the governments are based on. The fable can be divided in three different parts which mark the change in regime at Manor Farm. However the change of the government is only artificial. Each time, the good principles that had been acclaimed in the beginning by everyone degenerate into an identical situation: the political leaders abuse their power to gain a number of privileges over the rest of the population while the working class grows more and more…
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Analytical Essay: Voting: Is it a Human Right?

The world currently has an “I need” and “I deserve” attitude. For many, the newest I-phone update is a needed and desired product, as is the latest Ford car. So it can be hard to determine what is necessary and what is excess. Are there things in this world that people take for granted that they truly need? And, on the flip side, are there things that people don’t need but feel is their undeniable right? When speaking on the issue of voting, there is an instinctive response that it is a human right, granted from birth for all people. But is that true? The importance of voting has to do with the power it has to influence government decision making. Invented in ancient Athens, democracy came from the words…
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Analytical Essay: Unemployment

Introduction In North America there have been a lot of people that have lost their jobs. This has caused a lot of unemployment, which has also been caused by the lack of new jobs coming onto the market. Thesis Question Is unemployment dropping and will it continue to drop? Evidence Between 2008 and 2009 the unemployment rate in North America took its sharpest rise in years. It went from as low as 4.5% in 2007 up to 9% in 2009. The peak was in 2010 when the unemployment rate was 10%. Now in the year 2014 it is down to 7%. By November 2013, the US economy added over 203,000 new jobs since January. It was expected to add around 234,000 new jobs, so it is a little slower than…
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Analytical Essay: The Reasons for Bullying

Bullying can cause real misery and depression to the extent that it can destroy people’s lives. As a result, bullies are often greatly disliked and punished harshly, as they should be, but it is also important to understand the reasons for bullying so that the bully can be helped too. While we all know that it is important to help the victims of bullying, the bullies need to be helped too, or they will continue to be unhappy and will probably go on and bully others. This is one of the solutions for bullying. One main cause of bullying is for bullies to try and make themselves look big in front of other people. They think that if they pick on somebody smaller and weaker than them, then they will…
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Analytical Essay: The importance of self-respect

Young people are told so often that self-respect is very important, and that they need it for many different reasons. The amount of self-respect we have varies greatly; some people have too little and perhaps some have too much. It’s necessary to examine why self-respect is important, and whether there is anything else more vital for a person’s happiness and well-being. The primary reason that people need self-respect is that without it, they will be unhappy and not take care of themselves. Without self-respect, many people will fail to realize that what they want and need in life does actually matter, and because of this, they will go through life being miserable. They are also more likely to take risks with their health and the law, because they don’t think…
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