This argument is problematic in two important

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Unformatted text preview: issues will result in its taking steps to do something about the problem— in this case, to use the Easy Credit Company credit card. This assumption is unsupported and runs contrary to experience. Also, it is more reasonable to assume that people who are concerned about a particular cause will choose a more direct means of expressing their concern. In conclusion, the author’s argument is unconvincing as it stands. To strengthen the argument, the author must show a positive link between the environmental issues about which the public has expressed concern and the issues with which this particular environmental organization is concerned. In addition, the author must provide evidence to support the assumption that concern about a problem will cause people to do something about the problem. 35. The following appeared as part of a recommendation from the financial planning office to the administration of Fern Valley University. “In the past few years, Fern Valley University has suffered from a decline...
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