clandry Posted October 8, 2013 Share Posted October 8, 2013 (edited) One of my instructors told us you can "creatively recall statistics" in the essays. In other words, you can make up statistics, but make it look like they're truthful. However, to what extent can we do that? For example, if we consider the prompt: Nuclear energy can't be implemented due to the many drawbacks. Agree/Disagree. Let's say one of my supporting points for "disagreeing" with the statement is that nuclear energy is very cheap compared to fossil fuel. However, let's say that fossil fuel is generally CHEAPER than nuclear energy. If I were to say that nuclear energy is very cheap when compared to fossil fuel when it clearly is not, would that have a negative impression on the reader? Or do they not care? I suppose this is contingent on how obvious the statement is and how knowledge the the reader is in that particular field. I would like to know to what extent can I BS and recall statistics. Edited October 8, 2013 by doubled Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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