Jonathan Kay’s “Fare Share” has many weaknesses that make his argument not effective when writing his article. Kay’s argument talks about how Uber is stealing taxi drivers of their livelihoods and how Uber is taking over the taxi monopoly. Weaknesses found in this article was when Jonathan Kay makes Uber look bad when talking about their flashy app which seems to kind of promote it even more, and with a little more research he can find other taxi apps. To add on he seems to write it very tongue-in-cheek. Furthermore, Kay also lacks evidence to support what he says because some of his arguments are weak and basic. Another weakness would be that he left the reader wondering what he is trying to prove in his argument about Uber, he seems to be all over the place with his argument. Overall, this was a weakly written article. Jonathan Kay talks about the flashy Uber app which is kind of silly since with a little more research online, he can find other apps similar to Uber, for example, the ride-sharing app “Lyft”. Kay’s points about Uber seems to be tongue-in-cheek, meaning that it may be understood as …show more content…
Kay’s argument talks about the rideshare service “Uber” and how they are taking over the taxi industry. Weaknesses found in Kay’s article is when he makes Uber look bad when talking about their flashy and innovative app, which seems like he is promoting it and with a little more research, Kay can find other apps that are similar to Uber. He sounds tongue-in-cheek when writing it. Secondly, Kay is lacking evidence to support what he is trying to say in his article because his points are too weak and basic. Finally, this article left the reader wondering what is he really trying to prove in his argument about Uber since he seems to be all over the place with his arguments. Overall, this article was very weak and not
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The audience is not convinced even slightly. This article is too long and has too many dry facts, many of which do not get explained well, and wobbly quotes. He makes it seem as if he is against the NSA’s abuse of power, yet he includes a stat that helps out the NSA’s cause which is confusing. He does not tell the audience what they should do with the new information nor does he include why he is writing it. The paper really suffered from a lack of pathos. There was no emotional pull at all in the article which was the reason for his ultimately boring and tiring paper.
...e. The absence of counter claims to many of his arguments while being supported makes the argument suspect. Adding with that some logical fallacy errors and phrases indicating guesswork without evidence and his thesis loses further ground. Looking at the article overall the argument is semi convincing depending on whether the reader agreed with him or did not before they read the article. If coming from the same viewpoint the argument is likely effective in further convincing them, however if coming from a different viewpoint the ineffective aspects of the argument coupled with a few potentially insulting phrases are unlikely to convince the reader.
I found the problem with the argument of the article was there was no set argument that was clearly stated. If there was an argument in the article it was not clearly stated and I personally did not catch onto it. Altogether this was a well written article without a clear argument.
In “7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Go to College and 4 Things To Do Instead”, Michael Price explains why students shouldn’t go to college and what they can do instead. Michael Price writes for the Huffington Post and is an entrepreneur, author, and master marketer. This article was published June 17, 2014. Price introduces the article by talking about his personal experience during his first day of college as a freshman. Price had been studying business outside of college, and found that his professors terminology of business was “flat out incorrect and in some cases totally outdated” (Price). He was angry that he was paying to be taught incorrect information. Price then goes on to introduce the seven reasons why people should avoid going to college. These reasons consist of how college
The main points are not sufficient, strong, and well-supported. for instance, upon reading in the Washington Post the plans of manufacturers to improve the functions of appliances, he retaliates by saying, "did they ever stop to ask themselves WHY a consumer, after loading a dishwasher, would go to the office to start it?" as it can be seen, the author provided a sample situation that obviously does not portray the true purpose and value of the particular feature. All throughout the piece, he provides examples of the same nature. These failed shots at wittiness led to an ineffective elaboration of his points because, instead of clever reasoning, he unfortunately resorted to questions
The introduction paragraph is confusing and ineffective. Opinions in the paper have unsupported conclusions with no examples to back them up. The paper is somewhat repetitive (example: sentence 1 and 5 from the introduction paragraph). Each subsequent paragraph after the introduction does focus on one idea. The paragraphs suffer from incomplete sentences, missing words, and conclusions that do not match given facts or assumptions. In paragraph two, sentence four it states that, “Obesity comes from eating junk food, in other words fast food.” However, junk food is not always fast food or vice versa. This is one of the assumptions made based on her opinion with no examples to support its validity. Due to illogical sequencing the given arguments lack coherence and focus making it necessary to re-reading passages. One such example is the third paragraph, fifth sentence. It states, “Physical education can be taken advantage of when required at a college student’s time.”
Overall, the best way to write an effective argument is to use the strategies that both Kelso and Saunders used. One used some better than the other, but neither failed to present their argument. Kelso’s credibility and use of facts overpowered Saunders, whereas Saunders use of opposing viewpoints and ongoing clear stance managed to surpass most of Kelso’s methods. In the end they were both engaging articles, who have points worth reading.
... trusted statistics and carefully worded statements did not appear as though the author was pushing excessively for his own viewpoint but instead wished to share as many factual statements so the reader could come to their own logical conclusion along with the author giving no room for a reasonable argument that he had not already approached at some point in the chapter.
Starting with the title of the article, it is clear how Palmer feels about the practice of tipping. The title of this article is extremely direct and leaves no room for misinterpretation. The title effetely sets the tone for the article. Palmer, in his first paragraph, also demonstrates his distaste for the tipping while providing information about where tipping originated. This provides use with more information about the issue and defines his claim. His claim is a claim of policy as he
Taking a taxi in an overpopulated city is a comedy of errors, minus the comedy. Consumers enjoy the noticeably less expensive pricing provided by Uber than a taxi, but the company has proven divisive among taxi drivers. My first experience in a taxi was not to long ago in the city of Chicago. There were countless amounts of people attempting to hail down a taxi and many taxis parked on the curb blocking access to future taxis to reach to their destination. Before placing the order, we were given an expected arrival time of 45 minutes. I was unsure if this was normal, since we were in a large city, and I did not want to sit at the same spot waiting for the next available taxi to arrive. For that reason, I called another service to compare times.
In its 2014 Annual Report, management described the thought process it uses in developing its apps and services saying, “What if we could develop a smarter email service with plenty of storage? That’s Gmail. What if we could make a simpler, speedier, safer browser? That’s Chrome. What if we could provide easy access to movies, books, music and apps, no matter which device you’re on? That’s Google Play”
This controversy is one of the reasons that share culture is so fascinating. Where is the balance between the benefit to the consumer and the loss of business to companies such as taxicabs, whose customers are being pulled toward other alternatives like Uber and Lyft? The pros and cons have been hotly debated, and even the legality of the sharing culture is in question. Airbnb home-owners are not subject to the room taxes hotels pay, which are a major source of revenue for cities like Los Angeles. Lyft and Uber were even issued a cease and desist order until their legality and licensing were established.
The article was presenting some information about the population issue from the points of views from the library of Texas A&M CC by Micah L. Issitt who is working as freelance writer/researcher and Tom Warhol who is working as Marketing and Development Coordinator. On the other hand, the author was objective, critical and kind of angry about the issue. Because he appeared to stand to stop the issue and gives plan to control it. In addition, he was biased to be worth eliminating this issue. In general, all the information that came in the article was reliable in my point of view and well researched, because it’s from the UN. Some of it was current according to the UN like2013 and the other was old ...