What is an addiction? What causes someone to become an addict? Evelyn Lau explores her addictive behaviour that begins with the consumption of sweets in her childhood.
ARGUMENT/PERSUASION: Inciting People to Thought or Action 405
Defining Argument/Persuasion 406
Thinking Critically by Using Argument/Persuasion 408
Reading and Writing Persuasive Essays 409
Student Essay: Argument/Persuasion at Work 415
Some Final Thoughts on Argument/Persuasion 417
Argument/Persuasion in Review 417
JENNIFER COWAN TV Me Alone 420
What do you think of TV in public places? Jennifer Cowan makes television, but here she argues that TV has a time and a place, and that that is where it should be kept.
JUANITA POLEGI There’s a Better Environmental Way to Farm 425
What makes food organic? In this essay, originally broadcast on radio, Juanita Polegi argues against the elimination of pesticides and fertilizers.
LAWRENCE SOLOMON Too Much Privacy Can Be Hazardous to the Person 429
Where do we draw the line between invasion of privacy and free speech? How much of your personal information is stored on various computer databases? Lawrence Solomon presents an argument in favour of the collection of personal