Fresh Voices: Composition at Cal Poly

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The Time to Change


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?