Evaluation Paper - Danielle Frakes Mr. Luke Redington...

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Danielle Frakes Mr. Luke Redington Expository Writing II Evaluation Paper 2/3/08 Robert B Reich, In “Don’t Blame Wal-Mart”, delivers a message to the reader that explains the effects that Wal-Mart has on the United States. Throughout the essay, Reich’s points are clear and seem credible, but are actually biased opinions. He pays close attention to delivering the message to the audience as if he were the reader. Although he draws in the audience, his points are not supported by enough factual data. To have a strong essay a writer must be credible, be a part of his own audience, and deliver a factual yet organized, logical message. As a class, we decided the writer has to be unbiased, sympathetic, and credible. An author must be credible in order to convince the reader. An author with experience will be more credible to his audience. Before essay begins, background information is given on Robert B. Reich. According to the italized print, he was “formerly on the faculty of Harvard University,” “secretary of labor during the presidency of Bill Clinton,” and is the “author of ten books on history, politics, economics, and business.” From this, I felt that Robert B. Reich is a credible writer because of his background and experiences. A crucial part to argumentative writing is being able to support both sides of an argument. A reader may follow along in the writing easier when they know their voice is being heard. At the same time, the writer can use this to their advantage because they can
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state why their opinion is better after stating the other opinion. As the reader of Robert B. Reich’s essay, I felt like he delivers a biased opinion to the audience. In the essay, he explains mostly the negative aspects of Wal-Mart, which is a biased opinion because there are advantages of having Wal-Mart in communities. From walmartfacts.com, “we serve by helping to provide financial and volunteer support to more than 100,000 charitable and community-focused organizations.” Wal-Mart continues to give back to the community by raising money, by saving families money, and by donating money to
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENGL 200 taught by Professor Redington during the Spring '08 term at Kansas State University.

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