Zachary on April 27, 2018
In example one, the objective is to strengthen the argument.
The argument states that there was a anti-smoking campaign funded by the government that the conclusion claims caused a 3% decrease in the amount of smokers.
I ask myself, okay, how do I strengthen this?
Your explanation says that discrediting the government's explanation that their tax increase of twenty cents caused a 3% decline in smokers. And then you say what strengthens the argument is to state that the suppliers lowered their prices by 20 cents to counter the anti smoking campaign.
How would discrediting the the tax reduction in which the government says created the conclusion be a strengthening option?
By discrediting, I mean the government increases taxes and the suppliers decrease by the same amount. How does countering the governments effort STRENGTHEN the argument that clearly, what was said in the advertisements had an effect, although a small one, on the number of people in the locality who smoke cigarettes?
First of all, what advertisement? We're talking about taxes? So there was an advertisement AND a tax reduction? Please advise.
Anita on April 29, 2018