Preparation

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AWA 29

The following appeared in the editorial section of a local newspaper. “In the first four years that Montoya has served as mayor of the city of San Perdito, the population has decreased and the unemployment rate has increased. Two businesses have closed for each new business that has opened. Under […]

AWA 28

In an enterprise, the process of making or doing something is ultimately more important than the final product. Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading. There is […]

AWA 27

The following appeared in the editorial section of a local newspaper. “This past winter, 200 students from Waymarsh State College traveled to the state capitol building to protest against proposed cuts in funding for various state college programs. The other 1,200 Waymarsh students evidently weren’t so concerned about their education: […]

AWA 26

Employees should keep their private lives and personal activities as separate as possible from the workplace. Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations, or reading. Keeping private lives and personal activities […]

AWA 25

The following appeared in the opinion column of a financial magazine. “On average, middle-aged consumers devote 39 percent of their retail expenditure to department store products and services, while for younger consumers the average is only 25 percent. Since the number of middle-aged people will increase dramatically within the next […]

AWA 23

The following appeared in the editorial section of a corporate newsletter. “The common notion that workers are generally apathetic about management issues is false, or at least outdated: a recently published survey indicates that 79 percent of the nearly 1,200 workers who responded to survey questionnaires expressed a high level […]

AWA 21

The following appeared in the health section of a magazine on trends and lifestyles. “People who use the artificial sweetener aspartame are better off consuming sugar, since aspartame can actually contribute to weight gain rather than weight loss. For example, high levels of aspartame have been shown to trigger a […]

AWA 19

The following appeared as part of an article in a magazine devoted to regional life. “Corporations should look to the city of Helios when seeking new business opportunities or a new location. Even in the recent recession, Helios’s unemployment rate was lower than the regional average. It is the industrial […]

AWA 18

All groups and organizations should function as teams in which everyone makes decisions and shares responsibilities and duties. Giving one person central authority and responsibility for a project or task is not an effective way to get work done. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the opinion […]

AWA 17

The following appeared in an announcement issued by the publisher of The Mercury, a weekly newspaper. “Since a competing lower-priced newspaper, The Bugle, was started five years ago, The Mercury’s circulation has declined by 10,000 readers. The best way to get more people to read The Mercury is to reduce […]

AWA 15

The following appeared in a report presented for discussion at a meeting of the directors of a company that manufactures parts for heavy machinery. “The falling revenues that the company is experiencing coincide with delays in manufacturing. These delays, in turn, are due in large part to poor planning in […]

AWA 13

The following appeared in a memorandum issued by a large city’s council on the arts. “In a recent city wide poll. fifteen percent more residents said that they watch television programs about the visual arts than was the case in a poll conducted five years ago. During these past five […]

AWA 11

The following appeared in a memorandum from the business department of the Apogee Company. “When the Apogee Company had all its operations in one location, it was more profitable than it is today. Therefore, the Apogee Company should close down its field offices and conduct all its operations from a […]

AWA 10

In some countries, television and radio programs are carefully censored for offensive language and behavior. In other countries, there is little or no censorship. In your view, to what extent should government or any other group be able to censor television or radio programs? Explain, giving relevant reasons and/or examples […]

AWA 9

The following appeared as part of an annual report sent to stockholders by Olympics Foods, a processor of frozen foods. “Over time, the costs of processing go down because as organization learn how to do things better, they become more efficient. In color film processing, for example, the cost of […]

I am back

I will be going to be back for my daily Issue and Argument Analysis soon as part of my preparation. So do check out guys and help me improve them. You will see the first of them starting from in another 10 days once I finish off some preliminary rounds […]

AWA 6

Adlai Steveson once commented, “It is often easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.” Based on your reading, observation, or experience to what extent do you agree or disagree with Stevenson’s words? Please give examples that support your point of view. I completely agree with Adlai […]