More Persuasive Arguments and Calls to Action from Students of The Electric Word: Second Year Composition

Langston Hill discusses the gender inequities in “Japan: Do Japanese Men Rule the Business World?” and make a clear call to action: “Although some Japanese think women are meant to stay home and not work, the Diet (a parliament) should pass a law stating that companies in Japan need to hire at least 40-50% more women.”

In “Acting: The Tool for Health,” Regina Leon argues, “Although pop culture journalists believe that acting leads to an unhealthy lifestyle, drama programs within schools should integrate classes for actors focused on teaching the psychological benefits and the avoidable consequences in the profession.”

Nick Fitzgerald in “Demographic Representation and American Television” claims that American television programs are not accurately the demographics of America and this is harmful to our views of other demographics: “television holds the power to essentially influence a viewer on what to think towards another demographic. The representations of various demographics on television can affect the behavior of viewers towards misrepresented demographics. Although the average American citizen may feel represented, TV producers need to more accurately represent U.S. demographics.”

Abi Black argues in “Why You Should Go Vegan Now” that middle-class consumers should go vegan for many reasons, especially to protect the environment: “If you chose to buy meat and dairy, you are supporting an industry that is responsible for a long list of environmental problems. Among these problems are: mass water consumption by animal agriculture, rainforest depletion for pastureland, manure runoff into streams, and over fishing of our oceans. The people that have the power to change this are the people that are financially stable enough to change their diets. That is why middle class consumers should go vegan in order to reduce the effects that the meat and dairy industry has on the environment.”

In “Consistent Quality Through Management Changes in Hotels,” Sophia Wirtz discusses how hotels can maintain quality during a change in management. She writes, “Every hotel is different and so the way of managing that hotel needs to be different as well. So, how exactly do hotels keep the same quality when management changes? Some managers believe that they can use their same managing style at any hotel which can cause a lot of problems. The manager has to understand the demographic of both the guests and the employees of the hotel and adapt their management style to fit that.”

Mehdi Laraqui in “Exploring the Risks of Importing Photography Equipment to Morocco” offers helpful advice for business people in this sector: “Even though some importers may think that they have done enough business with the seller and that they can trust him now, risks are always exist and importers have to forget this trust and always protect themselves from all the risks while photography equipment is in transit to Morocco.”

Emily Abel argues against fast food sponsors for sporting events in “The Controversial Relationship Between Fast Food and Sporting Events”: “Now that people are realizing that fast food is a leading cause for obesity, the sponsorship of sporting events is becoming very controversial. Sporting events should choose sponsors that promote healthier things instead of fast food industries.”

Jacky Guan discusses the pros and cons of rules-based and principles-based accounting in “Abide or Defy?”: “With higher quality financial reporting, companies and clients can understand and visualize what they purchase.This topic has been a concern for the U.S accounting standards. It is said that the current accounting standard is too rules based that problems within the system occurs. I believe that to solve this problem, FASB should switch to a principle-based approach for accounting.”

In “Countries with the Largest Populations,” Christine Reyes discusses the theories of Thomas Malthus in relation to the three most populous countries: “Malthus’ theory proves to be correct as we can see in the top three most populated countries: China, India and United States, as reported in “The World Factbook” by the Central Intelligence Agency. These countries are all overpopulated for different reasons. Each country deals with the issue by implementing different laws to help reduce their overall population.”


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