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Assignment One:

The article that I have chosen to discuss is “Lack of Data Slows Studies of Gun Control and Crime.” This article does include a claim. Joe Palazzolo claim is, “There is no shortage of opinions about whether gun-control laws accomplish what they are designed to do – reduce violent crime. What is lacking are data.” His claim is a valid claim. He makes reference to the National Research Council and the Task Force on Community Preventive Services. He attempts to support his claim by providing information about the findings of those two organizations. Both of these organizations found that there is inconclusive data available from citizens to determine if laws are effective (Palazzolo). Joe Palazzolo does not utilize a qualifier or warrant. His data is findings of different organizations compiled into his report. He continues to back his claim of lack of information by comparing two other reports. One report was from economist John Lott who said more concealed carry guns reduces violence (Palazzolo). The second report was from the NRCC stating that there wasn’t enough information to validate that statement. He does not use a concession or rebuttal. Most of the information is factual. Overall Joe Palazzolo’s report is accurate and straight to the point. He provides a claim, supporting and backing to help validate the argument.

Works Cited

Palazzolo, Joe, and Carl Bialik. "Lack of Data Slows Studies of Gun Control and Crime." Wall Street Journal (Online)Dec 21 2012. ProQuest. Web. 25 Mar. 2014 .

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Assignment two:

Severe pediatric obesity is a serious public health problem because of the high rate of children and adolescents affected is associated with low income, but explanation of the data has been difficult because of existing factors such as race and background. This article is compromised of multiple sources; some data suggest that children and adolescents in this category have a worse cardiovascular risk factor profile than their less obese peers. Overweight and obese youth are more likely to have a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems than average weight individuals, including worse musculoskeletal discomfort such as knee pain, higher rates of fractures, greater impairment in mobility, and a higher rate of lower-extremity misalignment. The higher rates of increased alanine aminotransferase levels among severely obese youth support the recent expert committee recommendation for pediatric primary care providers to routinely assess (Skelton 2009). Prevention of severe pediatric obesity is the ultimate goal and ideal outcome; however, widespread prevention is unlikely to happen in the near future, and the countless children and adolescents affected by this condition need effective treatments now.

Works Cited

Skelton, Joseph A., M.D., et al. "Prevalence and Trends of Severe Obesity among US Children and Adolescents." Academic Pediatrics 9.5 (2009): 322-9. ProQuest Research Library. Web. 1 Feb. 2013

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Assignment Three:

The article that I have chosen is " After Iran Gets the Bomb." The reason that I picked this article is because depending on what the President wants to do about the situation directly impacts me. As a Soldier, if the President wants to go to war because Iran has the nuclear capabilities it will mean I will go to war. Another reason why I picked this article is because nuclear warfare is no easy thing to deal with and it will affect everyone I know. The article is not a peer review because I researched the article and found it at http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/66032/james-m-lindsay-and-ray-takeyh/after-iran-gets-the-bomb. All the words are the same. The claim written by James M. Lindsay is, " The Islamic Republic of Iran is determined to become the world's tenth nuclear power." The writers utilize pieces of the Toulmin model. They have a claim but most of the support for the claim seems to be more speculation than actuality. The writers don't seem to provide actual data on how Iran will have a bomb. The writers provide a little background that Iran is developing uranium and disobeying the UN Security Council (Lindsay). The writer uses warrants to get their point across to the reader. On example is that is that Iran may want to create conflict with other countries in the area that support the United States (Lindsay). Even though it is just speculation it is an actual concern for anyone reading the article. The writers do not seem to see any benefits from Iran having nuclear weapons. Lindsey and Takeyh write, " Iran's Nuclearization would make the Middle East a more dangerous place." In my opinion the article title fits the argument but the claim does not because they do not really discuss how Iran will have a nuclear weapon.

 

I didn't know this style was availible. I would have to look back at my previous work but I think that is how I actually format all my debate essays. I will use it in the future because it is structured and easy to follow. It also seems more professional and could help me get my point across better.

Work Cited

Lindsay, James M., and Ray Takeyh. "After Iran Gets The Bomb. (Cover Story)." Foreign Affairs 89.2 (2010): 33-49. Academic Search Premier. Web. 31 Mar. 2014.

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Assignment Four:

I chose this essay because I have always wondered what a prince really does, but as stated in previous post I am not a very political person.

 

As far as this being a peer-reviewed article this was written by Nick Cohen, an author for the Observer as an article against Great Britain's Monarchy. It was opinionated with minor convincing statistics and just a general point of view.

 

Nick Cohen started uses the Toulmin method but doesn't follow what one would think a well-warranted or backed argument would have. I would have liked to see more firm facts with scholarly proof to support the claims. The author did have a very interesting introduction with the brief story of meeting an American tourist. He used a comparison that most Americans would understand, "You must make someone President for life"(Cohen). In his comparison he goes on to use Obama as example while in power to say that it could start with him and would never leave his blood line no matter the child’s behavior.

Nick Cohen explains the trouble with monarchy is that “…no one can stop the Prince from becoming King…” (Cohen)

Works Cited

Cohen, Nick. "The Problem With Princes." Time 16 May 2011: p56. <http://web.a.ebscohost.com.ezproxy2.apus.edu/ehost/detail?sid=478736a4-75f9-4890-a93af59268ea411040sessionmgr4001&vid=1&hid=4114&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=aph&AN=60407179>.

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Assignment Five:

I choose Frederick Douglas's " The meaning of July Fourth for the negro" Douglass was invited to speak during the Fourth of July celebrations. In this speech he criticizes society celebrating "freedom" when the slaves were still under oppression. He questions why these same principles of freedom are being withheld from African American people. This was considered a pivotal moment in the Anti-Slavery movement. Douglass wants to appeal to readers’ pathos revealing the humanity of both him and other slaves by saying “the distance between this platform and the slave plantation, from which I escaped, is considerable-and the difficulties to he overcome in getting from the latter to the former are by no means slight. That I am here to-day is, to me, a matter of astonishment as well as of gratitude” (Douglas, 11). The real target of his speech is American slavery. He condemns America for being untrue to its original principles, its past, and its present. The audience must fulfill what the founders of the country advocated. To the slave, Douglass tells the audience, "your 4th of July is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license for enslaving blacks . . . your shouts ofliberty and equality, hollow mockery"(Douglas, 11).<o:p></o:p>

 

 

Works Cited

 

Douglas, Frederick. “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.” History is a Weapon. n.d.

 

Web. 11 May 2012.

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Assignment Six:

Hello Class. This week I chose to read the article “Aint I a Woman” by Truth, Sojourner. I absolutely loved this article. It was a little hard to interpret at times, but I knew exactly what she was saying. Sojourner Truth was born in 1792 and passed away in 1883. The name that she was given was the adopted name of a woman that was born in New York who escaped slavery shortly after emancipation. This lady was about six feet tall and more physically fit than most men from years of hard work. She was telling this experience of slavery and this quote came out. "Den dat little man in black dar, he say women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wan't a woman! Whar did your Christ come from?" This was from the crowd. She along with everyone in the audience were shocked. To answer his statement she said, "Whar did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothin' to do wid Him." Oh, what a rebuke that was to that little man.” The whole crowd applauded. 

With this speech, she is saying that women are strong and smart as men are. And that women deserve the same rights as men do. Today Truth is known as an early leader in the abolitionist and women’s rights.

I do not see where this speech is Rogerian. If anything it may be Toulmin. The argument that she is saying is that woman should have just as much rights as men do. 

Works Cited:

 

Truth, Sojourner. “Ain’t I a Woman?” Fordham University. Aug. 1997. Web. 11 May 2012.

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