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Unformatted text preview: [Transition] II. Body a. The infrastructure we use every day is in dangerous condition. i. The American Society of Civil Engineers gives the country’s infrastructure a D grade overall in their comprehensive 2005 evaluation. This is a decline from 2001 where the same systems earned a D+. ii. There are 3,500 dams in the United States that are indentified by the ASCE as unsafe. Thirty three percent of these present a direct threat to human life if they were to fail. iii. Poorly maintained roads are responsible, or a significant factor, in 30% of fatal accidents. iv. Twenty seven percent of bridges are functionally obsolete, meaning they are unsafe without restrictions on speed, vehicle size, and volume. [Transition] b. Main Point #1 i. Subpoint 1 ii. Subpoint 2 iii. Subpoint 3 [Transition] c. Main Point #3 (Etc….) [Transition] Name: Date: III. Conclusion a. Clear transition to conclusion b. Summary of main ideas c. Strong closing statement...
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course CAS 100A taught by Professor Schneider,lori during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
- Spring '08