Working with the current topic of American dependence upon crude oil, Lindsey Meints concludes that American oil dependence must end and proposes ethanol as a viable alternative energy source. How does the structure of this argument model a problem/solution essay, and does this structure create a clear understanding of both the topic and Meints’s standpoint? Given that this topic is current and controversial, does Meints fully depict opposing viewpoints? Has she proven that ethanol is a practical alternative to oil? Strong arguments must be supported by outside research. Meints has gathered a number of sources—has she effectively used research to support her claims?
"The Time to Change,"
Fresh Voices: Composition at Cal Poly: Vol. 2
, Article 21.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/freshvoices/vol2/iss1/21