Chapter 4, Exercise 1
1. I believe that Jean Anyon thinks that it is possible that the idea could be valid, but that there has not been enough proof. I believe this because she sais ” While there has been considerable argumentation of these points… there has been little or no attempt to investagate these ideas…” That quote makes be believe that she does not disagree with the arguments, but there needs to be more evadince on both sides.
Chapter 5, exercises 1 and 2
1. When using someone elses words, Julie Charlip used quotations to show the reader that those are not her own words. She then gives her own opinion after the quote. Another way she showed someone elses ideas, was when she said, “his defanition” or “he said.” When she wanted to give her own opinion, she used words like “I.”
2. a. usually two b. possibly someone who doesn’t understand the topic well c. I use quotes. when I summarize, I use their names or words such as he and she d. yes e. Use their names or the source. f. using the names of the people you are quoting.
Chapter 6, 1 and 2
1. As stated by Brandon Stokes, ” Marijuana may not be as bad as other drugs, but it is a gate way for them. Marijuana will tempt citizens to try more dangerous drugs. When marijuana’s reaction to the body isn’t enough, people who designer more of the “feeling” will try drugs like acid or cocaine.” I believe that the people who do not designer the more dangerous drugs now, will continue to resist temptation. The fact is that Marijuana is no more dangerous that smoking. The way a person smokes Marijuana does do more damage, but a person will smoke a lot less a day of marijuana than cigarets. Also unlike other drugs, marijuana is not addictive, so someone will not have a need to get high. It would be their own personal choice.
2.In my writing, I do usually look at the other point of view that someone would argue against my ideas. I usually only argue against one of the things that a person might say, so in the future, I should look at every argument they may have and creat a counter argument.
Chapter 7 exercise 2
2. I hardly ever tell the reader why they should care about my topic. For a topic such as violince in Videogames, I would be informing parents how to have a more behaved child. I could tell them that if their child is imitating what they see in their video games, that it may cause them to have a more violent personality later in life.