Argumentative Essay : Persuasive Essay

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Evaluation Essay Argumentative essays work to convince an audience that the writer 's point of view on a subject is the correct one, and to persuade the audience to agree with the author’s viewpoint. The author must provide evidence and appeal to his or her readers. “Parents Should Be Allowed to Control What Kids Watch”, an article by Leland Y. Yee is an argumentative essay explaining why parents should monitor the games their kids play and the TV shows they watch, and the consequences of not doing so. He provides examples of research he and others have done on the subject and encourages the reader to consider and ultimately agree with the points he is making. Yee’s article is a successful argumentative essay because he establishes why he is credible author, provides evidence for his claims, and uses a tone that is appropriate for the message he is trying to communicate to his audience. The author of this article utilizes ethos in his article by providing information on why he is credible and how he is well versed in the subject at hand. Yee is a child psychologist and holds a Ph.D. in the subject. Since his subject matter deals with how video games, movies, and violence affect children’s brains, child psychology is an important aspect in proving his opinion to be correct. Leland Yee also discusses how in 2005 he Wrote a law to prohibit selling violent video games to minors, while he was unsuccessful in getting the law passed, we came more educated on the subject at hand…

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