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Unformatted text preview: hold? If, for example, your audience believes that most development is harmful to the environment, and you are writing an essay urging your audience to agree to a new community garden, consider emphasizing how the garden will benefit the environment and decrease development. What tone do your readers expect you to take? Suppose you are writing to your local city council urging council members to sanction the com-munity garden. Although the council has been stalling on the issue and is environmentally insensitive, your tone should be serious, respectful, and nonaccusatory. As respected community leaders, the council mem-bers expect to be treated with deference. 62791_M1-M61 1/3/06 3:39 PM Page 11...
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