1. Education will be truly effective only when it is specifically designed to meet the individual needs and interests of each student.
2. Scandals—whether in politics, academia, or other areas—can be useful. They focus our attention on problems in ways that no speaker or reformer ever could.
1. The following appeared in a memorandum from the owner of Movies Galore, a chain ofmovie-rental stores.
"Because of declining profits, we must reduce operating expenses at Movies Galore's ten movie-rental stores. Raising prices is not a good option, since we are famous for our low prices. Instead, we should reduce our operating hours. Last month our store in downtown Marston reducedits hours by closing at 6:00 p.m. rather than 9:00 p.m. and reduced its overall inventory by no longerstocking any DVD released more than five years ago. Since we have received very few customercomplaints about these new policies, we should now adopt them at all other Movies Galore stores as our best strategies for improving profits."
Write a response in which you discuss what specific evidence is needed to evaluate the argumentand explain how the evidence would weaken or strengthen the argument.
2.The following appeared in a magazine article about planning for retirement.
Clearview should be a top choice for anyone seeking a place to retire, because it has spectacular natural beauty and a consistent climate. Another advantage is that housing costs in Clearview havefallen significantly during the past year, and taxes remain lower than those in neighboring towns.Moreover, Clearview's mayor promises many new programs to improve schools, streets, and public services. And best of all, retirees in Clearview can also expect excellent health care as they growolder, since the number of physicians in the area is far greater than the
Write a response in which you discuss what specific evidence is needed to evaluate the argument and explain how the evidence would weaken or strengthen the argument.