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#1 1978murray OFFLINE  

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 11:26 AM

i got to write a paper for english and need a topic for a persuasive paper. I want to write about the gt hobby any ideas. guys even ones that do not relate to gts

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 11:30 AM

Write a persuasive letter to someone like me trying to convince me to buy a John Deere. Or anyone else any other brand.

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 11:37 AM

thats a good one. still woundering wat a bunch of 11th graders will take a presentation about gts

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 11:57 AM

Perhaps something along the lines of the ingenuity, resourcefulness and drive of the men and women who designed and built the first garden tractors and how the youth of today could and should embrace those same ideals to better the world they and their children will live inherit. But then if the world as we know it will end in a few months why worry.
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Posted March 28, 2012 - 12:00 PM

thats a good one. still woundering wat a bunch of 11th graders will take a presentation about gts

They will just think you are giving it on fast muscle cars lol. I can here the kid now, "why would you put a plow on a mustang GT?" :bigrofl:
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Posted March 28, 2012 - 12:12 PM

Maybe you can use growing your own vegetables as a topic. The is plenty of info about the benefits of having your own garden - financial, environmental, dependence on foreign food - knowing where you food comes from, whats in/on it (pesticides/chemicals/GMO's), health benefits -both physical and mental. You could tie in the fact that GT's are available to make home gardening easier and more practical, even for people who aren't able to do a lot of strenuous work. It pleases me that a young man such as yourself has such interest and appreciation for a hobby like GT's. It's seems there's not many young adults interested in anything mechanical or even useful anymore. You young guys on this site show maturity, ambition, resourcefulness and integrity that gives me hope for future generations. Good luck with your essay, whatever topic you chose.
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Posted March 28, 2012 - 12:13 PM

Perhaps something along the lines of the ingenuity, resourcefulness and drive of the men and women who designed and built the first garden tractors and how the youth of today could and should embrace those same ideals to better the world they and their children will live inherit. But then if the world as we know it will end in a few months why worry.

That would be great, and I would add how they took pride in building these machines, The first GT's were built by hand, and the folks that built them were true craftsmen. Back in a day when Quality was the most important thing (not quantity).
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Posted March 28, 2012 - 12:14 PM

How about persuading someone to buy an older/antique GT as opposed to a new box store mower?
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Posted March 28, 2012 - 12:23 PM

Buzzard, that is what I did mine on in high school lol.

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 03:56 PM

How about just a letter about this hobby and why more people would enjoy it. Talk about the challenges, the rewards and the knowledge gained when working on GT's. Whatever you pick for a topic it's easier to be persuasive about something that you really are passionate about. Pick any topic about something you really believe in and your chances of success will be much greater.
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Posted March 28, 2012 - 06:44 PM

thanks everyone for the ideas, i realy like a lot of them. Im goin to have to write about garden tractors now. Thank u once again. I will have to put my paper or powerpoint up on this site when done

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 08:15 PM

One word of advice for that is don't do it until you get a grade back for it, unless your teacher knows you have a GTTalk account. A lot of teachers will google lines of a paper and locate them around the internet (plagiarism checking). So don't get yourself in a bind before you have the grade.

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Posted March 29, 2012 - 12:45 PM

well there is nothing she could do about it. i will not take ur guys writing without stating it.

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Posted March 29, 2012 - 12:59 PM

I meant your own writing lol. She reads a post by 1978murray and it looks like your paper, will she know its you lol.

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Posted March 29, 2012 - 01:03 PM

lol. i say nothing bad here. so why would i worry




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