Spintix Posted October 28, 2015 Share Posted October 28, 2015 Just wondering how bad I did. I timed myself for 30 minutes each. Keep in mind that I do not write well under a time constraint and did not have time to reread these essays. thank you for your time. Essay 1:As people rely more and more on technology to solve problems, the ability of humans to think for themselves will surely deteriorate.Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position. It is hard to think of mankind without the use of technology. Ever since humans have walked the earth they have relied on technology in order to survive and thrive in a variety of niches worldwide. In fact, if it were not for technology, humanity would not be the dominant life form on this planet. However, technology may also exceed lengths to which people become disconnected from the idea of coping without it. Therefore, the reliance of humanity on technology may impose a problem on the species ability to think for themselves. One of the major technological contributions to mankinds deterioration to think for themselves is the creation of the internet. The internet has allowed people to easily access various forms of information based on the experiments and knowledge of other people. Therefore, the need for one to conduct experiments in order to seek answers has become a less likely strategy to solve problems. Besides reliance on the internet, humans have also become oblivious to their reliance on everyday household items that allow the to thrive in a civilized society. Items such as refrigerators, heaters, and easy access to fire are often taken for granted in most modern civilizations. Therefore, if a human that finds reliance on this technology were dropped into a world without it they would likely have a hard time thinking for themselves in order to find ways to preserve food, keep warm, and find ways of making fire. Without these basic necessities for survival one would likely perish without them in an uncivilized world. Overall, it is without a doubt that humans rely on technology in order to both problem solve and thrive. After all, technology has allowed us to become the most advanced and dominant species on the planet. However, the reliance we have on technology could prove disasterous if we were suddenly thrown into a world without it. This is because our reliance on technology has greatly deteriorated our coping skills and ability to solve problems without it. Essay 2:The government in Littleville plans to build a large mall in a newly constructed zone just outside the city. Littleville hopes to attract many wealthy clients who it believes will shop at the Littleville Mall’s many planned boutique stores. Ten years ago bigsburgh, a city in the same province, built an upscale mall in its fashionable downtown district. The mall was an instant success, so Littleville Mall can expect a similar return on revenue in the first year of its opening.Discuss how well reasoned you find this argument. In your discussion be sure to analyze the line of reasoning and the use of evidence in the argument. For example, ou may need to consider what questionable assumptions underlie the thinking and what alternative explanations or counterexamples weaken the conclusion.You can also discuss what sort of evidence would strengthen or refute the argument, what changes in the argument would make it more logically sound and what, if anything, would help you better evaluate its conclusion It would not be smart of the government of Littleville to expect a newly built mall to be as successful in revenue as a mall built in the nearby city of Bigsburgh. This is because Littleville may not have as large of a wealthy population as Bigsburgh did when they built a mall in their city. There is also a large time gap of 10 years in which the malls would be built which could prove to skew success. However, Littleville could have a similar return in revenue as the mall built in Bigsburgh if the previous statements prove to have little effect on its success. Littleville may have a completely different population of wealthy people than Bigsburgh. If the wealthy population of Bigsburgh was a lot smaller than that of Littleville then Littleville could expect little similarity in revenue produced from the construction of a mall near it’s city. Even if Littleville did have many wealthy people in its city, it could have a much smaller overall population in comparison to Bigsburgh. This would also yield a smaller revenue for a mall built in Littleville than the one built in Bigsburgh. Despite population difference between the two cities, there is also a large time gap in the building of each mall if the construction of the one in Littleville were to take place. A 10 year time gap could yield completely different revenues between the two malls if the economy was much better when Bigsburghs mall flourished. However, if the economy was worse when Bigsburghs mall flourished, then building a mall in Littleville could bring in a similar revenue to that of Bigsburgh mall 10 years prior if the economy had become better since then. Overall, the government of Littleville should not completely expect a newly built mall near its city to be as successful as the one built in Bisburgh 10 years ago. This is because the two cities may have completely different size populations and completely different ratios in wealthy to poor citizens. Also, the economy could have been greatly altered from the time period of which the BItsburgh mall flourished and the present. However, it should not be completely expected that the economy if Bisburgh 10 years ago was not the same as the current economy in Littleville. Therefore, Littleville may prove to be just as successful and Bisburgh by building a mall outside their city. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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