Mathematics

### QUESTION 1

1. Review the thesis.

Most citizens would prefer city buses to be free of charge.

Which source would be most useful for a persuasive essay with this thesis?

 A sampling of the opinions of your neighbors on bus fees A scientific article on the benefits of free busing An encyclopedia article from the 1950s on different transportation options An article on bus fees found on Wikipedia.com

2 points

### QUESTION 2

1. Which is one of the steps you should take when summarizing information from a source into your notes?

 Write a strong thesis statement for your paper. Analyze the bibliographic information of a potential source. Organize and present the main points in an easy-to-follow way. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources.

2 points

### QUESTION 3

1. Which bestidentifies a characteristic of a credible source?

 Published in books Contains up-to-date information Often written anonymously Full of easily identifiable claims

2 points

### QUESTION 4

1. Read the passage from a credible source.

Napping has become a part of the business world in some countries. In Japan, a study of law offices by the University of Tokyo showed that taking a 30-minute daily nap increased the employee productivity of staff attornies by 25%. Those same employees exercised at least 60 minutes per day and ate a mostly vegetarian diet.

Which detail would be best suited to incorporate into a persuasive essay arguing the benefits of taking a daily nap?

 Napping has become a part of the business world in some countries. In Japan, a study of law offices by the University of Tokyo showed that taking a 30-minute daily nap increased the employee productivity of staff attornies by 25%. Those same employees exercised at least 60 minutes per day. Those same employees . . . ate a mostly vegetarian diet.

2 points

### QUESTION 5

1. Review the example.

School uniforms should not be required because schools can’t tell students how to dress.

How do you know that this example is illogical?

 It simply restates the statement using different words. It uses strong language to arouse emotions, instead of appealing to logic. It appeals to the audience’s innate desire to follow the crowd or fit in. It attacks the opposition instead of the argument.

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