5. In his 2011 State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama said:”Our infrastructure used to be the best, but our lead has slipped. South Korean homes now have greater Internet access than we do. Countries in Europe and Russia invest more in their roads and railways than we do. China is building faster trains and newer airports. Meanwhile, when our own engineers graded our nation’s infrastructure, they gave us a “D.”We have to do better. America is the nation that built the transcontinental railroad, brought electricity to rural communities, constructed the Interstate Highway System. The jobs created by these projects didn’t just come from laying down track or pavement. They came from businesses that opened near a town’s new train station or the new off-ramp.”
Is this excerpt from President Obama’s speech an example of argument or persuasion? Provide at least two reasons to support your answer. Answer in complete sentences.
6. This World War II poster was designed to encourage Americans to avoid sharing information that could hurt the war effort. Which appeals are used in the poster? Identify at least two examples from the poster to support your answer. Answer in a minimum of two complete sentences.
Which two elements from the advertisement “The Opportunity of a Lifetime” could the speaker of “Voluntourism: An Opportunity Too Good to be True” use to support the point that voluntourists are in the experience for their own gain?
in a paragraph of 6-8 sentences, identify what each text emphasizes and explain how that emphasis helps accomplish each author’s purpose. Be sure to state each text’s purpose and include evidence from both texts to support your analysis.
In a response of 2–3 sentences, provide one detail or fact you found in your research and list the required source information.
In a response of 2–3 sentences, explain how you determined the credibility of the source you identified in the previous question.
In a response of 2–3 sentences, explain how to take careful notes while conducting research to avoid the possibility of plagiarism.
Which of the following questions did you choose to research?
- Should there be real world consequences for what someone posts on social media?
- Should college athletes be paid to play?
- Should America have taxpayer-funded college education?
- Should doctors or pharmaceutical companies be held accountable for patients who develop opioid addictions?
After researching, what is your initial answer to the question? How has your research led you to this answer? Include your research question and at least two researched facts or details in your 4-6 sentence response.