Proposal Essay Response Nw
  • Explain how Edmondson responds to opposing points of view. Describe specific passages in which she counters those or concedes and refutes them.

- One example is found on the second page of the essay. She states, "It became apparent that this excess, this growing corporate presence, was making itself the economic and cultural center of town, while Cadillac neglected to preserve its culture, its own unique intellectual and artistic tastes." She directly addresses the issue without going around and around the issue.

  • Identify her main claim and at least three supporting claims. For each of these claims, describe one piece of support she has that is linked to each claim.

-Her claim is that Cadillac was a much bigger town than Scottville that provided much more industrial produced materials versus home grown. Her three supporting claims are that they town showed irreparable scars from the impact of corporate power, they promised jobs and lowered prices, big box stores were easier than each individual store to shop in.

  • Edmondson uses sources throughout her argument. Which ones are the most effective? Why?

- The source from Robert Gwynne about Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is probably the most effective. Hierarchy of Needs is relevant to every single place on earth giving it the most impact to this essay.

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