Write 150 words or more on what you think of McKenzie Funk’s evaluation of the Smart car.
What do you think of topic, claim, presentation of misconceptions, and use of persuasive strategies? Below are some ideas for writing, if you’re stuck and don’t know where to start.
What criteria does McKenzie Funk use to evaluate the Smart car?
Do you share the author’s criteria for a good car?
Does the author consider counterarguments fairly or address potential drawbacks to the vehicle?
Give an example or explain what he could add to the essay in the way of counterarguments or drawbacks.
Do you find the author’s personal experience with a Smart car to be convincing evidence? Explain. Based on this evaluation, would you buy a Smart car? Explain.
Select one of the visuals in the essay to write about. Is it a good use of visual elements? Consider what we’ve learned in Topic 2 about visuals. Answer one of the questions that follow the essay.