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Literary Concepts - Persuasive Speech

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In the process of writing a persuasive thesis statement which one should you define later? Write either Position or Implication as your answer.
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Pick the correct choice. A thesis statement consists of two main parts - (A) _____ (what you want to do or have occur), and (B)______ (the result of that action or thought).
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Chris wrote down the following sentence when building his thesis statement. A bridge will make it safer and more convenient for residents to cross the creek. How would you identify the statement above? Enter either position or implication as your answer.
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Does the following paragraph contain a thesis statement? If yes, identify the position. China’s one-child policy was intended to help control population growth. Instead, it has led to unintended and negative consequences, such as a diminishing labor force, an aging population, the neglect of basic human rights, and an unbalanced gender population. To improve China’s situation, the policy should be reversed.
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Identify the portion of the statement below within [ ]. Write your answer as either Position or Implication. In the interest of public safety and convenience, [a bridge should be built at the junction of Winslow Avenue and Maple Street.]
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Identify the portion of the statement below within [ ]. Write your answer as either Position or Implication. [In the interest of public safety and convenience], a bridge should be built at the junction of Winslow Avenue and Maple Street.
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Is the following statement a persuasive thesis statement? There are high numbers of homeless people living in Berkeley, California.
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When writing the thesis statement what should be stated first in the thesis statement first? The position or implication?
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Chris wrote down the following sentence when building his thesis statement. I want to build a bridge across the creek at the junction of Winslow Avenue and Maple Street. How would you identify the statement above? Enter either position or implication as your answer.
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Is the following statement a persuasive thesis statement? I.e. Does it have both a position and implication? Americans should eliminate the regular consumption of fast food because the fast food diet leads to preventable and expensive health issues, such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.
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What is the implication in the following thesis statement? Sending foreign aid to African countries is doing more harm than good, and it should be discontinued; the practice has caused African countries to become vulnerable to inflation, currency fluctuations, corruption, and civil unrest.
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Identify the portion of the statement below within [ ]. Write your answer as either Position or Implication. [Homeless people in Berkeley should be given access to services, such as regular food donations, public restrooms, and camping facilities,] because it would improve life for all inhabitants of the city.
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Which of the following is a proper thesis statement. (A) - Secondhand smoke is bad and can cause heart disease and cancer; therefore, smoking should be outlawed in public places, but outlawing smoking is unfair to smokers so maybe non-smokers can just hold their breath or wear masks around smokers instead. (B) - Secondhand smoke is just as harmful as smoking and leads to a higher prevalence of cancer and heart disease. What’s worse, people who inhale secondhand smoke are doing so without consent. For this reason, smoking in any public place should be banned.
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What is the position in the following thesis statement? Marijuana has numerous medical applications, such as treating symptoms of epilepsy, cancer, and glaucoma. Legalizing the use of marijuana in the U.S. will greatly benefit the medical sector by giving physicians access to this lifesaving drug.
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Identify the portion of the statement below within [ ]. Write your answer as either Position or Implication. Americans should eliminate the regular consumption of fast food because [the fast food diet leads to preventable and expensive health issues, such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.]
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Does the following paragraph contain a thesis statement? If yes, identify the implication. China’s one-child policy was intended to help control population growth. Instead, it has led to unintended and negative consequences, such as a diminishing labor force, an aging population, the neglect of basic human rights, and an unbalanced gender population. To improve China’s situation, the policy should be reversed.
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Which of the following parts of the statement below is the position? [It is too late to save earth;] <- (1) [therefore, humans should immediately set a date for their relocation to Mars ] <-(2) [where, with proper planning, they can avoid issues of famine, war, and global warming.] <- (3)
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by Chris Sanford