A7Waters’ Claim In her essay, “Eating for Credit”, Alice Waters addresses the reason why most children are obese. She also states possible solutions to fixing this problem. Waters’ makes the claim that the solution to childhood obesity is to teach students what healthy foods are available in school. Waters’ Grounds · Waters states in her essay that the government has attempted to make strides to combat obesity for the past 50 years by building gyms and playgrounds. However, the focus on physical activity has seemed to fail due to the fact that most schools have cut back on gym and recess. · Waters believes that her claim will work because of her background. She has established projects in several schools in her area to make students more aware of the possible healthy food choices out there. · Waters supports her claim by stating that many children do not have the experience the shared family meal. This as well as the belief that food must me fast, cheap, and easy has led to poor diet and thus obesity to children. · Children need to become aware of unfamiliar foods. Waters believes that a big reason for childhood obesity is that most kids are afraid to try new foods. If they are exposed to healthier options, this problem can be fixed. Waters’ Warrant Waters’ warrant states that teaching kids about the healthier food options now while they are in school will have a lasting impression on them later on in life. Waters’ Backing Waters claim and warrant is heavily supported by the use of logos, pathos, and ethos. Waters has strong ethos in the fact that she has significant background experience. She established gardening and cooking projects at school in her home town. She is also a very influential chef who owns her own restaurant. Waters makes good use of her logos as well. She has a solid amount of evidence to back up her warrant. She sites past experiences as well as specific facts and statistics to persuade her readers. Finally, Waters makes use of her pathos. Obesity in adults and children alike is an extremely important problem in our society. Just about everyone knows a person who is obese or is obese themselves. Therefore, this is a very relevant topic and can evoke some kind of emotion out of the readers. Rebuttal of Waters’ Claim, Grounds, and Warrant · Does Waters want to base our entire school curriculum on nutrition and good eating habits? Not so much. Waters is simply explaining that nutrition can be incorporated into other subjects such as math, history, and science. Nutrition, therefore, can supplement the curriculum are set in place by the schools. · Does Waters really expect that all students will respond to having nutrition has a part of their curriculum. Won’t most students just do the work to get the credit and then forget about when they get home? Waters goal isn’t about trying to change the lives of thousands of school children. Her goal is to educate the students about healthy food alternatives and good eating habits. Whether or not the education is taken to heart is up to the students. · Is Waters saying that proper nutrition is the only way to make kids healthy and physical activity means nothing? Not at all. Waters states that the schools should educate their students about proper nutrition in addition to physical activity. A6"Fans Suppport Putting Rose in Hall." USA Today. 28 July 2009: 3C. General OneFile. Web. 1 Nov. 2009.This short article explains that there has been increasing support for putting Pete Rose in the MLB Hall of Fame. The article states that Hank Aaron, one of baseball's most famous and respected former players, has endorsed Rose. A poll by USA Today has showed that 88% or the participants would like to see Pete Rose be allowed into the Hall of Fame. The article also explains that certain supporters of Rose also support other players who were banned from baseball because of betting; players such as Shoeless Joe Jackson.I believe that this is an article that can be useful in my paper. Although the article does not have a documented author, it is from a credible media (USA Today). The content is very useful because it has statistics to support the arguement as well as support from a respected indiviual in baseball. This article would support the arguement that Pete Rose should be allowed into the Hall of Fame.Steptoe, Sonja. "One Man Out: The Pete Rose Case." Sports Illustrated. CNN/Sports Illustrated, 1999. Web. 1 Nov. 2009.<http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/features/1999/pete_rose/part_1/>.This Sports Illustrated article is about whether or not Pete Rose's ban on baseball should be lifted. It consists of several supporters of Rose and and why the ban should be lifted. It also states, in Pete Rose's own words, why he should be allowed in baseball once again. However the article aslo explains why Pete Rose was banned from baseball in the first place and why the then comminssioner of baseball still stands by the decision.This article has some good information as well as some not so good information. Some of the good information consists of why Pete Rose was banned from baseball. However, some of the infomation in this article is outdated. In the article -- which was published in 1999 -- Rose denies that he ever bet on baseball. Several years later, Rose then admitted to betting on baseball. Therefore, if I were to use this article, I need to be very selective as to what information I would be using. This article would support the arguement that Pete Rose should not be allowed into the Hall of Fame."Pete Rose's Transparent Effort to Show Remorse May Prove to be the Most Damaging Whiff of All." PR Week (2004): 8. GeneralOneFile. Web. 1 Nov. 2009.This editorial explains that Pete Rose's aplogies for betting on baseball are not helping him in getting reinstated. The editorial states that Rose is not aploigizing because he did something wrong, he is apologzing because wants to be in baseball again. In essence, he is apoligizing only to the commissioner of baseball instead of to the general public.This editorial can be useful in my paper because it shows that there are still people out there who do not support Pete Rose. There are also others out there who believe that Rose is going about apologizing all wrong. This editorial would obviously support the arguement that Pete Rose should not be allowed into the Hall of Fame.Jensen, Mike. "Talk of Rose's Reinstatement Resurfaces." Philadelphia Inquirer 28 July 2009. General OneFile. Web. 1 Nov. 2009.This article is about how support for Pete Rose's reinstatement into baseball has been growing. It states that many influencial Hall of Famer's, including Hank Aaron, have caused the issue to resurface. The support has also been said to have commissioner Bud Selig considreing allowing Pete Rose back into baseball. However, Pete Rose's case is still "under review."I do not believe that this article would be useful in my paper. This is because much of the information in the article is mear speculation; nothing is concrete. However, one piece of information that can be useful is what Pete Rose would have to go through before being allowed back into baseball. This article would support the arguement that Pete Rose should be allowed into the Hall of Fame.Verducci, Tom. "Pete Rose: 'I Bet On Baseball'." Sports Illustrated 12 Jan. 2004: 74. General OneFile. Web. 1 Nov. 2009.Verducci's article is about Pete Rose's confession of betting on baseball. At the time of publication, this was ground breaking news. His article states why it took so long for Rose to admit betting on baseball, how he went about confessing to the commissioner, and the long road ahead of Rose in terms of being reinstated. The article also contains some background information leading up to the confession.This article can be useful in my paper. It provides valuable dates and information at the time of Pete Rose's confession. It also maps out how Pete Rose can be elected into the Hall of Fame. This article would support the argument that Pete Rose should not be allowed into the Hall of Fame.Dodd, MIke. "Most Think Steroid Use Worse than Rose's Bets." USA Today 21 Aug. 2009: 1C. General OneFile. Web. 1 Nov. 2009.This USA Today article explains that many baseball fans today believe that steroid use is worse than Pete Rose betting on baseball. A recent poll stated that 75% of the participants thought that steroid use was much more serious. The article also states that the recent steroid problem in baseball has put a different view on betting on baseball. However, despite this new perspective, the author states that it will still be difficult for Rose to be reinstated into baseball and inducted into the Hall of Fame. The article contains many quotes from several former players and analists that state their beliefs on the Pete Rose case.This article has information that I can use in my paper. It contains statistics and insight from different sources from a reliable source that can suppport one side of an arguement. The article also explains why it will be difficult for Pete Rose to be reinstated and enter the Hall of Fame. This article would support the arguement that Pete Rose should be allowed into the Hall of Fame.A5I plan on writing my paper on Pete Rose. He was a great baseball player back in his day and he broke numerous Major League Baseball records. However, after he retired, Rose was officially banned from Major League baseball for violating the league's gambling policy. This means that one of the best baseball players ever is not allowed to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. I will be supporting the arguement that Pete Rose should be allowed to enter the Hall of Fame. This is a very controversial issue in the baseball world because, although the MLBs gambling policy is straight forward, it is extremely difficult to decide to keep such a great baseball player from entering the Hall of Fame. I will base this arguement on his stats as a player and the reason why he should never had been banned in the first place, among other things. I will also state the opposit arguement - why Pete Rose should no be allowed into the Hall of Fame. I am interested in this topic because I love the game of baseball. I also don't think it is fair that a great baseball player should be denied the highest honor in Major League Baseball. My one concern about this topic is where I am going to get my sources. The majority of my arguements are going to be on the intenet but I am not sure how much is in actual text.Research Question:Should Pete Rose be allowed to be inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame?Drew -- Remember that you are only allowed to have two online sources; everything else must be a "print" source. I think that you might find quite a bit of information. Perhaps the information won't be about Pete Rose in particular -- it might be a little more general stuff about the policies of MLB and related issues. You will want to think very carefully about your search terms. Focusing on just one player might limit you too much. We will talk about coming up with good search terms in class today, so hopefully that will give you some good ideas. -- Leah A3Happy has many different definitions and uses. Its definition has also changed numerous times sense over the last seven centuries. the word happy is believed to have first orgined around 1340. It originally meant "lucky" and came from the word hap which meant "chance or fortune". Happy was first recorded to mean "very glad" in 1390. Other earlier terms for happy also included "wealth or riches" and "silly". Most European countries first defined the word happy as "lucky". One of the exceptions was Welsh. It was here that the word meant "wise". During World War 2 and later, happy was used as a suffix. Some examples include bomb-happy or slap-happy. This generally meant "dazed or frazzled from stress". The word happiness was first recorded in 1530. Other uses of the word happy also include happy hour which was first recorded in 1961, happy-go-lucky recorded in 1672, and happy as a clam in 1636. Other meanings of the word happy over the last century include goofy, intoxicated, or obsessed. According to Dictionary.com, the word happy currently means delighted, pleased, or glad. Happy can also be defined as being characterized by or indicative of pleasure, contentment, or joy. Happy can still be defined as being fortunate or lucky as well. The word happy has had many years since its origination. However, regardless of its meaning, happy has always meant something good.5 grammer errors
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  • There never seems to be enough time in the day. So, to combat this, we try to make time by doing things as quickly and as easy as possible. But when we finally find some down time, do we use it constructivly? This is the question Amy Wu is asking in her essay, Stop the Clock. In her article, Wu begins by discussing how much her aunt loves to tend to her house. She enjoys cleaning her rooms till they sparkle, making an authentic home cooked meal, and picking fresh flowers from the garden. Wu then goes on to talk about how she is the exact opposite. She discusses how her generation is constantly worried about saving time but are completely clueless of why they are actually doing it. Wu states that she and her roommates ate nothing but Chinese takeout, pizzas, and taco dinners their frashman year. They were always eating lunch on the go and were too impatient to wait for microwave brownies to cool before they put the frosting on them. But, after years of living in "the fast lane", Wu finally began to realize why her aunt loved to take the time to do things the right way. She spent a day making dinner from scratch, hand washing her favorite skirt, and hand wtiting a letter to her friend in Canada. Wu stated that she took great pride in those things and she learned to appreciate them. By taking a walk in her aunt's shoes, Wu concluded that even though her generation is obsessed with saving time, they may actually "lose more time than they have gained by forgetting the important things in life."

  • In her article, Wu utilizes all three appeals. However, she uses some more than others. For instance, Wu uses numerous pathos to get her point across. She dwells on past experiences such as how her aunt tended to her house, the kind of lifestyle her and her roommates led her freshman year, and how great she felt after making a home cooked meal for her family. By using these particular examples, Wu shows her readers how life can be much more simpler and pleasent by taking the time to do the little things. Wu appealed to the readers logic by commenting on the many time saving products that are out there. She talks about how her and her roommmates considered buying a machine that could make eggs, coffee, and toast all at once without any form of effort on the user's part. Wu also includes that she noticed a nearby store that sold throwaway underwear. Wu uses these logos to show how obsessed people have become about saving time. Although they are somewhat weak, Wu appeals to ethos by being knowledgible about her subject. She knows what it is like to do everyting you can to save time but she also knows how it feels to take the time to do things "the right way". This makes her writing fairly credible.

  • Based on where this aritcle was published (Newsweek) Wu's main audience is the general public. However, Wu is appealing to college students in particular. She is trying to show these students thar they should try to take some time to slow down every once in a while. What makes Wu's article persuasive and powerful is her heavy emphasis on pathos. Wu uses numerous examples from her past experiences to get her point across. Also, people can relate to many of these experiences. Most college students, current and former, know what it is like to cram in as many credits as they can and live off fastfood. By relating to her readers, Wu appeals to their emotions and thus makes her article persuasive.

  • Wu's article does have weaknesses, however. She uses several personal experiences but no factual evidence. This is a problem because not everyone can relate to her own experinces. This essay, therefore, would not be that persuasive for that particular person. One of Wu's major strengths, on the other hand, is her great attention to detail. She explains every example and experience in a way that makes you feel like you are in the same room with her. This form of writing makes her audience want to keep reading her article and helps them better understand what Wu is talking about. Despite some minor flaws, Wu's essay is well thought out and well written. She backs up her opinion with detailed examples and experiences. This makes her writing very persuasive and powerful. ----