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Southern New Hampshire University ENG 122 SOPHIA English Comosition I Unit 4 Challenge 2 English Composition I Unit 4 Challenge 2 1.1 Even though the health benefits of an organic diet are clear,... it's a luxury that many Americans cannot afford. Consider the thesis statement above. Which of the following sentences best supports the thesis statement?  a.) At my local grocery store, organic apples cost 50% more than non-organic apples.  b.) Until 1990, there was very little regulation around organic food products.  c.) Organic farming also has significant ecological benefits because it uses fewer pesticides.  d.)Most grocery shoppers don't know the difference between foods labeled "all-natural" and those labeled "organic." 1.2 Although many people assume that owning a pet is easy, it actually comes with a great deal of responsibility, such as grooming, feeding, and training. Consider the thesis statement above. Which of the following sentences best supports the thesis statement?  a.) Dog and cat owners can expect to spend at least $30 per week on food for their pets.  b.) Only approximately 25% of pet owners have dogs.  c.) Animal shelters, which operate as nonprofits, receive most of their operating funds through private donations.  d.) Data shows that if you grew up in a family that had pets, you are more likely to get a pet when you become an adult. 1.3 Despite the looming budget cuts, the public library's current level of funding should be continued because it provides important programming to community members of all ages. Consider the thesis statement above. Which of the following sentences best supports the thesis statement?  a.) Last year, the library's annual fundraising event generated over $15,000.  b.) The public library was first opened in 1926.  c.) Reducing the library staff is one way to lower operating costs and balance the town's budget.  d.) More than 2,000 children attended storytime programs at the library over the last 10 years. 2.1 For an argumentative essay in favor of raising the legal driving age to 18, which of the following is the best source to use as researched evidence?  a.) An online survey showing that 6% of respondents agree that the driving age should be raised  b.) Expert psychological research suggesting that a 16-year-old's brain may not be developed enough to ensure responsible driving  c.) Statistics from 1970 on the number of accidents caused by drivers over the age of 18 each year  d.) Data about the total number of teens each year who get their driver's licenses when they turn 16 2.2 For an argumentative essay in favor of requiring newly-constructed buildings to incorporate solar panels, which of the following is the best source to use as researched evidence?  a.) An article from 2017 written by a politician who has lobbied for greater use of solar panels  b.) A graph from a 2018 scientific journal that depicts the amount of pollution that can be prevented by using solar panels  c.) A recent blog post that speculates on the amount of money that can be saved per year by converting to solar panels  d.) A statement from a friend who thinks that solar panels are costly and unreliable 2.3 For an argumentative essay that opposes the use of animals as scientific test subjects, which of the following is the best source to use as researched evidence?  a.) A scholarly journal article that contains some outdated information, but directly supports the thesis statement  b.) A recent scholarly journal article that provides relevant background information on the ethical issues related to animal testing  c.) A recently released documentary from an unknown filmmaker about scientific discoveries resulting from animal testing  d.) Recent data published by an animal rights advocacy group 3.1 Qasim is writing an essay that claims that increased taxation was the primary cause of the American Revolution. Which of the following is an example of a secondary source for his essay?  a.) A speech given by a military leader during the Revolutionary War  b.) An encyclopedia entry about the causes of the Revolutionary War  c.) A scholarly article about the events leading up to the Revolutionary War  d.) A letter written by a soldier during the Revolutionary War 3.2 Jeremy is writing an essay arguing that references in Shakespeare's play Richard III are evidence that the play was written by someone else. Which of the following is an example of a primary source for his essay?  a.) A literary journal article about the authorship of Richard III  b.) A Wikipedia article on English literature  c.) Shakespeare's play Richard III  d.) A biography of William Shakespeare, published in 2015 3.3 Maxine is writing an essay about the global flu epidemic of 1918. Which of the following is an example of a tertiary source for her essay?  a.) A paper published in 2005 by a scientist who researched the 1918 flu  b.) An encyclopedia article about the 1918 flu  c.) A memoir about surviving the 1918 flu epidemic, written by an individual affected by the virus  d.) A newspaper article from 1919 about the 1918 flu 4.1 Why is it often a good idea to search for print research sources before searching for online ones?  a.) Because print sources are more credible and relevant than online sources.  b.) Because searching through the books in a library is the only way to begin learning about your topic.  c.) Because it usually takes longer to read print sources compared to online ones.  d.) Because print sources may need to be acquired through an interlibrary loan, which can take time. 4.2 Which of the following best describes the process of finding sources for a research paper?  a.) It is a straightforward process of searching the library and the internet for a single keyword or phrase.  b.) It is a relatively simple process that can be done quickly, even if your paper deadline is approaching.  c.) It is a process that should only be done in consultation with professional librarians.  d.) It is a process of discovery that often involves multiple searches with an evolving set of search terms. 4.3 Which of the following strategies is most likely to produce relevant, credible sources for a research paper on climate change in Australia?  a.) Entering the keyword phrase "climate change in Australia" into scholar.google.com  b.) Typing the keyword phrase "environmental change" into a library database  c.) Asking classmates for assistance in locating research sources  d.) Searching for the keyword phrase "global warming" in google.com and choosing the first three results 5.1 Glen is writing an argumentative essay in favor of drug testing potential employees as part of the hiring process. Which of the following would be the best way for Glen to respond to a possible counterargument?  a.) If drug testing is not allowed before hiring, what is to prevent a city bus driver from driving a bus off a cliff? Nothing.  b.) Some say random drug testing is an intrusive and degrading process, but it is no more intrusive than providing a urine sample at the doctor’s office.  c.) Some people say what a person does on his own time is his own business, but I think that is wrong.  d.) People need to stop being so touchy about drug use; if you use drugs, you probably should not be trusted in the workplace. 5.2 Leon is writing an argumentative essay in favor of stronger gun control laws in the United States. He wants to refute the counterargument that criminals can get guns no matter what the laws are. Choose the best response to the counterargument.  a.) This is just a silly thing to say because there is no proof of how criminals get guns.  b.) Claiming that criminals can always get guns is like saying all criminals are murderers.  c.) If we had stronger gun control laws in effect, we would be less worried about criminals.  d.) Just because we cannot completely eliminate access to guns does not mean we should do nothing. 5.3 Sally is writing an argumentative essay in favor of abolishing the death penalty in the United States. She wants to refute the counterargument that the threat of the death penalty prevents people from committing crimes. Choose the best response to the counterargument.  a.) There is no difference in the crime rate between states that have the death penalty and states that do not.  b.) The only thing the death penalty deters is the life of the person who committed that particular crime.  c.) It’s impossible to prove something that cannot be measured.  d.) This is one of the more ignorant counterarguments because it clearly is not true. [Show More]

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