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Question 1(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points) (LC) Which statement about argumentative essays is true? Essays should present one strong reason for readers to agree with the claim. Ineffective support will not hurt your argument as long as your claim is strong. Information found in charts, graphs, and videos can be used in your argument. You should stop researching as soon as you find two facts to support your claim. Question 2(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points) (MC) You are researching for an argumentative essay about rising gas prices. Which of the following would be ineffective support? A graph about price increases from a news magazine published last month An interview with a neighbor who has strong opinions on rising gas prices An online article about gas prices with links to other sites to verify information A video of a recent news report about people being forced to give up driving Question 3(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points) (MC) An author claims that "Athletes caught using performance-enhancing drugs should be sentenced to prison." The author provides the following reason as support: Last year, 709 citizens were caught using steroids. 403 were put in jail. In the same period of time, 120 professional athletes were caught using steroids. None of them was sent to prison. There is no reason why athletes should not be punished just like everyone else. Which choice best describes the reason the author provides? It is effective. It supports the claim clearly and logically. It is emotional. It expresses personal feelings that cannot be backed with research. It is irrelevant. It discusses a fact that is off topic and does not support the claim. It is unverified. It does not cite a source to show where the information was located. Question 4(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points) (MC) An author claims that "Athletes caught using performance-enhancing drugs should be sentenced to prison." The author provides the following reason as support: In 2013, the TV show Sport-Zone surveyed 2,000 athletes. 73 percent admitted knowing a teammate who took performance-enhancing drugs. Huang Kroll, spokesperson for the International Olympic Committee, was interviewed during the program. "Using illegal substances to gain an advantage is a huge issue," he explained. "Unless stronger laws are passed—laws that result in prison rather than suspension from competition—the problem will continue to grow." Which choice best describes the reason the author provides? It is effective. It supports the claim clearly and logically. It is irrelevant. It discusses a fact that is off topic and does not support the claim. It is unreliable. It does not give any details to prove that the source can be trusted. It is unverified. It does not cite a source to show where the information was located. Question 5(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points) (MC) An author claims that "Athletes caught using performance-enhancing drugs should be sentenced to prison." The author provides the following reason as support: A cool article in Kid's Sports Magazine says athletes are role models. I agree! It's heartbreaking for kids to learn that our heroes are cheaters. If players do steroids, send them to prison! They deserve to be punished for making us look stupid for cheering for them. Which choice best describes the reason the author provides? It is effective. It supports the claim clearly and logically. It is emotional. It expresses personal feelings that cannot be backed with research. It is irrelevant. It discusses a fact that is off topic and does not support the claim. It is unverified. It does not cite a source to show where the information was located.

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  • Is this an assignment?
  • The argumentative essay is a genre of writing that requires the student to investigate a topic; collect, generate, and evaluate evidence; and establish a position on the topic in a concise manner

    It is effective to the reader and helps you comprehend what is happening next.

    Glad I could help mate!
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