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.
Arctic deer live on islands in Canada arctic regions. They search for food by moving over
ice from island to island during the course of the year. Their habitat is limited to areas warm
enough to sustain the plants on which they feed and cold enough, at least some of the year,
for the ice to cover the sea separating the islands, allowing the deer to travel over it.
Unfortunately, according to reports from local hunters, the deer populations are declining.
Since these reports coincide with recent global warming trends that have caused the sea
ice to melt, we can conclude that the purported decline in deer populations is the result of
the deer being unable to follow their age-old migration patterns across the frozen
The following appeared as a letter to the editor from a Central Plaza store owner.
Over the past two years, the number of shoppers in Central Plaza has been steadily
decreasing while the popularity of skateboarding has increased dramatically. Many
Central Plaza store owners believe that the decrease in their business is due to the
number of skateboard users in the plaza. There has also been a dramatic increase in
the amount of litter and vandalism throughout the plaza. Thus, we recommend that the
city prohibit skateboarding in Central Plaza. If skateboarding is prohibited here, we
predict that business in Central Plaza will return to its previously high levels.
Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim and the reason on which that claim is based.
Claim: Governments must ensure that their major cities receive the financial support they
need in order to thrive.Reason: It is primarily in cities that a nation cultural traditions are
preserved and generated.
Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree
with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to address the
most compelling reasons and/or examples that could be used to challenge your
Educational institutions have a responsibility to dissuade students from pursuing fields
of study in which they are unlikely to succeed.