Proposal Essay Responses Hillger
  • Explain how Edmondson responds to opposing points of view. Describe specific passages in which she counters those or concedes and refutes them.
  • 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.
  • Edmondson uses sources throughout her argument. Which ones are the most effective? Why?


Describes people of Scottville and paints a picture of the town

describes harmful effects of box stores
Cultrure should be preserved
Box stores are good for the community
Transition from culture to economics
counter argument anticipates the argument that products are cheaper

Personal testimony
values social, along with economic growth
Uses Benlow to explain how Consumerism is harmful

Consideration of alternative arguments
products are cheaper
more job opportunities

suggest solution (p.262)
Provides examples of what could be done

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