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Students often struggle to separate the rhetorical act of informing from the rhetorical act of arguing. In this essay, Amanda Stables clearly understands her purpose and is able to inform her readers about the controversial topic of marijuana usage while refraining from stating her own position. Amanda’s essay is controlled by a well-placed and directive mission statement, which is mirrored by the organizational strategy for the body of her essay. What do you think about the quality of Amanda’s sources? How do you arrive at that assessment?
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"An Illicit Phenomenon,"
The Idea of an Essay: Vol. 1
, Article 16.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cedarville.edu/idea_of_an_essay/vol1/iss1/16