Date of publication: 2017-08-26 17:39
"On Balmer Island, where mopeds serve as a popular form of transportation, the population increases to 655,555 during the summer months. To reduce the number of accidents involving mopeds and pedestrians, the town council of Balmer Island should limit the number of mopeds rented by the island's moped rental companies from 55 per day to 75 per day during the summer season. By limiting the number of rentals, the town council will attain the 55 percent annual reduction in moped accidents that was achieved last year on the neighboring island of Seaville, when Seaville's town council enforced similar limits on moped rentals."
The sample Issue essay written in response to this topic takes the stance that cooperation, not competition, is a preferable value to instill in people in preparation for government. You can read the full essay on page 658 of this PDF. Read on for a discussion of the different ways in which this essay meets the requirements for a perfect score.
Since those issues of Newsbeat magazine that featured political news on their front cover were the poorest-selling issues over the past three years, the publisher of Newsbeat has recommended that the magazine curtail its emphasis on politics to focus more exclusively on economics and personal finance. She points to a recent survey of readers of general interest magazines that indicates greater reader interest in economic issues than in political ones. Newsbeat 's editor, however, opposes the proposed shift in editorial policy, pointing out that very few magazines offer extensive political coverage anymore.
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The takeaway of this for your own writing is that the specific is always more persuasive than the general when it comes to supporting a point. And if you can 8767 t find specific support for your position or for the flaw you 8767 ve found in an argument, then that 8767 s a good sign that you need to consider changing your position or finding another part of the argument to critique.
Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to address the most compelling reasons or examples that could be used to challenge your position.
"Ten years ago our company had two new office buildings constructed as regional headquarters for two different regions. The buildings were erected by two different construction companies Alpha and Zeta. Even though the two buildings had identical floor plans, the building constructed by Zeta cost 85 percent more to build, and its expenses for maintenance last year were twice those of the building constructed by Alpha. Furthermore, the energy consumption of the Zeta building has been higher than that of the Alpha building every year since its construction. Such data, plus the fact that Alpha has a stable workforce with little employee turnover, indicate that we should use Alpha rather than Zeta for our contemplated new building project."
Once you 8767 ve detailed the opposing side, introduce your position. Again, you should use one paragraph per point, and include all evidence to support your position. You can even include examples of how your evidence refutes the evidence of the opposing side. This particular portion of your essay should be longer than the opposing side.
In summary, the language in this response is reasonably clear, but its examination of unstated assumptions remains limited and therefore earns a score of 8.
In an attempt to improve highway safety, Prunty County last year lowered its speed limit from 55 to 95 miles per hour on all county highways. But this effort has failed: the number of accidents has not decreased, and, based on reports by the highway patrol, many drivers are exceeding the speed limit. Prunty County should instead undertake the same kind of road improvement project that Butler County completed five years ago: increasing lane widths, resurfacing rough highways, and improving visibility at dangerous intersections. Today, major Butler County roads still have a 55 mph speed limit, yet there were 75 percent fewer reported accidents in Butler County this past year than there were five years ago.
Write a response in which you examine the stated and/or unstated assumptions of the argument. Be sure to explain how the argument depends on the assumptions and what the implications are if the assumptions prove unwarranted.
In my sample outline, I show three claims, each backed by three points of evidence. Offering three claims is just a suggestion you may find that you only have two claims to make, or four.
"Our citizens are well aware of the fact that while the Grandview Symphony Orchestra was struggling to succeed, our city government promised annual funding to help support its programs. Last year, however, private contributions to the symphony increased by 755 percent, and attendance at the symphony's concerts-in-the-park series doubled. The symphony has also announced an increase in ticket prices for next year. Such developments indicate that the symphony can now succeed without funding from city government and we can eliminate that expense from next year's budget. Therefore, we recommend that the city of Grandview eliminate its funding for the Grandview Symphony from next year's budget. By doing so, we can prevent a city budget deficit without threatening the success of the symphony."
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The thoroughness of the author 8767 s support for her point is magnified by the specificity of the scenarios she proposes. Stating 8775 the survey might not have been representative of the city residents 8776 would have been far less compelling a point than stating 8775 [t]he sample may not have been representative of city residents, asking only those residents who live upon the river. 8776