COM 204, final exam, spring '18 (1).doc - COM 204 Final Exam spring 18take home-bring a hard copy to our final exam day on Friday June 8th 7-9

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COM 204 Final Exam, spring ‘18—take home--bring a hard copy to our final exam day on Friday, June 8 th , 7-9 am (ack!) (bring coffee or caffeine to stay awake; I’ll provide some donuts). True or false, multiple-choice and fill in the blank/short answer. You may write clearly on the exam (please use pen). If there is no designation as to whether the question is fill in the blank, short answer or multiple-choice, it’s a true/false question, as in numbers 1, 2, 3 and 5 and several others below. 1.Argumentation is always characterized by controversy.2.A modern form of persuasion could be a “tweet.”3.In the controversy over how we elect our president, we grant presumption to the system we have in place now, the Electoral College. 4.Nearly two years ago, we voted to reform the death penalty in California, although some in our state are vowing to continue to fight to get the death penalty repealed.Which side has the burden of proof in this debate; those arguing for repealing the death penalty or those against? ______________________________5.Members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences who decideOscar winners of movies each year may be considered a “field” of argumentation as your textbook defines it.6.In a recent LA Times opinion piece (we looked at it in class) the author argues that college essay tests (the ones on the ACT and SAT exams) should be eliminated. One of the points made is, that states have to pay for these essay sections. And the author says, “It’s not smart for the states to pay for the extra essay section.” Is this statement an example ofa claim of policy, fact or value? _________________________________________ 7. An example of an effectively worded proposition of policy would be: “Cal State and UC students must do something to stop the substitution of online classes for on-campus classes.” 8. The following is an example of an effectively worded claim of fact: “Global climate change is happening.”
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