- Argumentative essay assignments generally call for extensive research of literature or previously published material.
- It requires the student to investigate a topic; collect, generate, and evaluate evidence; and establish a position on the topic in a concise manner.
- It also requires empirical research where the student collects data through interviews, surveys, observations, or experiments. Thus, allows the student to learn about the topic and to understand different points of view regarding the topic so that she/he may choose a position and support it with the evidence collected during research.
- Argumentative essays must establish a clear thesis and follow sound reasoning.
This is an example for Argumentative Essay:
The power of language to create cultural development.
▪Why is language playing the powerful role in cultural development?
▪How does the language reflect the culture of personal identity?
▪How can language and culture be related?
Language plays a crucial role in shaping the culture of aging and aging services in our society.
The Power of Language to Create Culture
Language plays a crucial role in shaping the culture of aging and aging services in our society. The words we use when talking to and about older persons denote how they are valued, what is expected of them, and where they stand with respect to the speaker. Any serious and lasting attempt to change the culture of aging services organizations must include an analysis of what is said, to whom and what that communication both denotes (says) and connotes (means at multiple levels).
We have seen how words matter and can be sources of both good and harm. What a person is called creates expectations about their behavior and sets the limits on how much growth and individual identity is deemed possible by those who serve them. The analysis of the traditional terms that have characterized speech in the aging services work place reveals culturally embedded ways of talking that infantilize, subordinate, marginalize and otherwise dishonor elders. There are many examples of changed vocabularies that reflect the values of some of the new cultures developed to combat these tendencies. These cultures reflect new assumptions about elders and their roles in society, and as such replace dehumanizing language with language that communicates honor, inclusion, partnership and equality of elders and those who serve them.
The impact of new language is seen as a way of interacting that goes deeper into the core of peoples’ lived experience than mere changes in the words people speak. We argue that the new language will have a positive effect on how elders feel about themselves, how they think, and how functionally able they can be in daily life. Words do indeed make worlds. We conclude that cultures of care that honor those who live and work in them will find that changing culture and changing language are complementary processes.
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