Precis - Haydn Woodall Prcis #1 Nicholas Kristof penned the...

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Haydn Woodall Précis #1 Nicholas Kristof penned the article “The Face of Modern Slavery” on November 16 of 2011, an extremely emotional editorial which asserts the importance of combatting the network of modern sex slave trading through his passionate tone and strikingly blunt diction. Kristof presents his passion on the subject by including details such as “[…] she breaks down as she recalls her life in a Cambodian brothel, and pretty soon my eyes are welling up, too.”, details which would normally seem irrelevant in a formal article, but in this case are included in order for Kristof to communicate his position with vehemence and conviction so that he may further instill his tone upon the reader, leaving an ongoing impression upon them. Kristof speaks with such conviction and contempt for the modern slave trade and its horrid treatment of women using striking candor in order to spur the reader to rise to action, with hopes to remedy the despicable situation. This article is not written for those who are faint of heart or easily made queasy, as the imagery employed is vulgar to say the least, yet it also directed to them; he wants to connect with the people whom often sit indolently by and feign ignorance to the larger issues surrounding them. This imagery leaves an imprint on those people and his tone applies urgency to the situation, thus perpetuating his call to action throughout the readership and truly conveys his conviction regarding the lives of these women and millions more. Précis #2 In “Occupy the Classroom” (October 19 th 2011), Nicholas Kristof describes the abhorrent conditions for the lower class in America, and asserts that such issues are the result of poor early childhood education, a challenge which he intends to face. Kristof begins with interviews with highly esteemed educators, such as Kathleen McCartney, the dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and uses their knowledge and ethical standing to support his thesis. He also includes many statistics regarding benefits of early education, and anecdotes from his experiences in New York and Africa; this covers the entire spectrum of rhetorical support, touching on emotion, logic, and ethics while tying into his argument: this argument obviously being the importance and necessity for better childhood education. Kristof uses many statistics
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