Item #1: In 100-125 well-chosen words, answer Question #1 on p. 8 of CI.
Item #2: In equally well-chosen words, answer the following 3 questions about the sample essay on pp. 12-13. (Use your own wording and ideas, not what you see in the book.)
a. What is the author’s overall claim or purpose in this essay? (Answer in one sentence.)
b. What do you think the author would say is his strongest reason in this essay, and why might he think this reason is so important? (Answer in 3-4 sentences.)
c. In your opinion, what is the weakest part of this essay and why is it weak? (Answer in 3-4 sentences.)