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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.

CHAPTER 9

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

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