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Justification: Sample essay

Justification Climate Change In 1988, scientists from 29 countries declared that the threat of climate change was quite real. Consequently, some governments felt obligated to consider policies that address this issue. They recognized that this meant taking steps to control greenhouse gas emissions which, in turn, meant finding ways of reducing the burning of fossil fuels. These […] […]

Fallacies: Samples

Samples A fallacy is an argument that seems to be sound when, in fact, it is not. The following are some of the more commonly used fallacies: Composition: what is true of the part is true of the whole I need no evidence to convince me that your dog has been annoying my cat. For it is […] […]

Hypothetical instance: Essay sample

Hypothetical instance Professor Post Professor Post, who is an expert on climate change and far-northern ecosystems, has spent years in the arctic observing the impact of climate change on wild life. He has expressed concerns over musk oxen and caribou which evolved to be supremely well adapted to cold climates. He called these animals relics of the […] […]

Conditional argument: Sample essay

Conditional argument Natural Disaster If the residents of Grand Forks experienced a decline in personal health and family well-being immediately after the Flood of ’97, then there is reason to believe that natural disasters have a negative effect on people. Dr. Julie Anderson at Altru Health System addressed this issue in her study of the health and […] […]

Deductive reasoning: Sample essay

Sample and structure Red River Valley Flood In the winter of 1993-94, The Red River Valley received record amounts of snow. Fargo reported 89.1 inches when the average annual snowfall is 35-40 inches. The Valley did not experience a disastrous flood. In 1996-97, Grand Forks received 98.6 inches of snowfall and experienced disastrous flooding. Why? The only […] […]

Persuade: Sample essay

Persuasion strategies Common Sense Punctuation Poor punctuation is not limited to those who lack education or language ability. People with master’s degrees in English still sometimes confuse “its” and “it’s,” which should remind us that the rules of punctuation can be quite difficult or possibly downright arbitrary. Consider this sentence, “The problem is solved, life can go on […] […]

Compare: Sample essay

Compare and contrast Flood of 1997 The Flood of 1997 had a major social and personal impact on the people living in Grand Forks. Prior to the flood of 1997, Grand Forks had a healthy community. The rates of divorce and hospital admissions were consistent with national norms. That changed dramatically in the two years after […] […]

Analyze a problem: Sample essay

Sample and organization Teaching and Learning: Where to from Here? “The struggle to use computers wisely and well is one of the most important challenges we and our children face, and schools are a crucial area in which this challenge must be confronted.” Alison Armstrong and Charles Casement, the child and the machine (1998). This quote summarizes the […] […]

Pro and Con Argument - Sample essay

Pro and Con Argument: Sample Time is Running Out While scientists are debating whether the people of the earth should be concerned about global warming, Canadians need to act. This is not said to belittle the debate among scientists; their research provides vital information. However, since many scientists claim that the global warming trend is likely […] […]

Essay Format: Sample

Sample: Format of an essay Time is Running Out While scientists are debating whether the people of the earth should be concerned about global warming, Canadians need to act. This is not said to belittle the debate among scientists; their research provides vital information. However, since many scientists claim that the global warming trend is likely […] […]