103EX2 CIBELLA

103EX2 CIBELLA - Jesse Cibella College Writing II Mrs....

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Jesse Cibella College Writing II Mrs. Lasarenko 1.30.07 Exercise 2 “Half-Criminals” or Urban Athletes? A Plea for Fair Treatment of Skateboarders Summery David Langley’s thesis in this piece is that skateboarders are treated like criminals rather than the athletes that they are. The possible genres are that of a personal story/argument using data from personal experience. The major assumptions that are in the piece are that skateboarders are treated as criminals it is an explicitly stated in the piece. As a critic of this piece I think that I do tend to agree that they are treated like criminals I am not saying weather they are or not but I would agree that that is how they are treated. I am willing to grant the writer these assumptions because I did have friends that were skateboarders and they were treated like criminals by law officials. The major reasons that he uses to support his thesis are all personal experiences. Him and his friends getting cited by the police for skating in a place that it was posted that they could skate on
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