Copper extraction

At first glance, the author’s conclusion that the new technology described by the author can decrease the electricity used by the copper-extraction industry seems reasonable. However, a careful examination of the claim reveals that the argument relies on several unsubstantiated assumptions, which render it unconvincing as it stands. Before any final conclusions are made, the…

Manager’s statement

At first glance, the manager’s statement telling that we should concentrate on the state of Urba rather than on the state of Sylva to have more customer of our national newspaper is convincing. However, a careful examination of his claim uncovers that the argument relies on a series of unsubstantiated assumptions, which render it unconvincing…

Capital Idea investment firm

In the given argument, the Capital Idea investment firm concludes that they should invest in the three companies in the Irongate district, respectively, the Roxy playhouse, the Slice-o’-Pizza, and the Divot Golf Club. The firm’s conclusion is based on their observation that the three similar business entities in the Park Hill district had excellent performance…

Price of newspaper published by The Mercury

In this argument, the author concludes that once the price of newspaper published by The Mercury is reduced to that publish by The Bugle, the circulation of The Mercury will be increased, thus attracting more businesses to buy advertising space in the paper. At the first glance, such a strategy appeals somewhat convincing, but after…

Buckingham

In this argument, the author concludes that Buckingham College should build new dormitories. To support his conclusion, he points out that according to the current trend, the enrollment will double over the next 50 years, so building more dormitories will meet this trend. In addition, the average price in the town has risen, so it…

City Mall

The editorial in the Elm City Paper claims that the construction of a shopping mall in downtown Oak City last year was a big mistake. This claim is based on the fact that since the opening of the mall, a number of local businesses have closed, a parking shortage has occurred in the downtown area,…

Memorandum

In this memorandum, the author reaches the conclusion that Apogee should close down field offices and conduct all its operations from a single location. To support this conclusion, the author claims that Apogee company was more profitable in the past when all its operations were in one location. What’s more, the author also points out…