Adapted from an article by Franklin Schargel

Feb 3rd, 2012
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In an organized essay of about (500) words, (1) explain in your own words what the writer is saying AND (2) take a position on the writer’s argument. (Issues you might wish to address include: Do you agree or disagree totally with the writer’s opinion or only to a certain extent? Is the evidence used to support the writer’s argument convincing or weak? If weak, can you offer a better argument? Can you cite a personal experience that either supports or undermines what the writer has said?) As you write your essay, you should periodically refer to statements in the passage you are discussing. Adapted from an article by Franklin Schargel (1). In an effort to boost graduation rates, President Obama proposed in his State of the Union Address that every state require students to stay in school until they turn 18. Certainly few would argue with the attractiveness of this plan. If America is to be globally competitive, it must have a high performing, highly trained, highly-technological

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An avid reader of the passage by Schargel can find the entire discussion a bit less appealing one. The basic theme of the write up is related to altering the dropout age of students in different states of the United States. The entire discussion is based on President Obama's proposal of rendering responsibility to the state authorities to look into the issue that students in every state stay in school until they turn 18. The very intent of President Obama has been conveyed through the first line of the excerpt and the proposal made by Obama to boost up the graduation rate in the nation is defi

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