1349731968 - Homework#1 Due Thursday July 14 No late work...

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Homework #1 Due Thursday, July 14. No late work accepted. Type and print your answers on a separate sheet, though answers to question 7 may be handwritten . Don’t justify your answers. 1. Identify from the choices given the nature of the following passages: (a) argument, (b) loosely associated statements, (c) expository passage, (d) illustration, (e) explanation, (f) conditional statement (g) statement of belief or opinion. If the passage is an argument, write down its conclusion (remember that the indicator expression is not part of the conclusion). 1. Justin Bieber should be kicked out of the US, since he is a disgraceful human being. 2. The earth is getting warmer. Why? There are many reasons, but here are two important ones. First, the burning of coal, oil, and natural gas has greatly increased the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. And carbon dioxide retains heat. Second, chlorofluorocarbons, which are used in air conditioners and refrigerators, have attacked the ozone layers, thus leaving the earth exposed to ultraviolet rays from the sun. 3. If Harvard University President Lawrence Summers is rightfully chastised for his suggestion that an inquiry into sex-based cognitive differences among humans holds promise as a fruitful area for scientific research, then only politically correct science can be called genuine science, and it becomes impossible to draw a distinction between truths that are good and truths that are bad. 4. A cliché is an expression that is over-used and trite. For example, “white as snow”, “dead as a door nail” and “I’m excited to be here” are all clichés. 5. The beating of your heart results from physiological mechanisms fundamentally no different from those that underlie heart function in fishes, frogs, and birds. Likewise, the molecular
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