Too Much Pressure by Colleen Wenke
Questions on Meaning What reasons does Wenke suggest for the increase in cheating among students? Wenke suggests that the increase in cheating is moral decline. She that schools need to assume the responsibility of teaching kids about what are good morals, the difference of good and bad. She also express her most important reason is that students are too busy to get done the little things that need get done such as homework. These students are college bound students. Students that are trying to juggle too many activities. Restoring to compromising their integrity for a good grade. What does Wenke see as a possible negative consequence of cheating among students…show more content… Wenke cites several outside sources in the course of her essay. What do these sources contribute to her argument? They add support to her argument. Without those sources her argument would just be a statement and not have any actual evidence to back up her statement. Source like national surveys from creditable organizations make her arguments legitimate and concrete. What is the effect of Wenke’s admission that she herself copied homework from friends in high school? Does this admission add to or detract from Wenke’s ethical appeal? Her admission that she also copied homework in high school adds to her argument that the students that will prosper are the ones doing the cheating. Also it adds to her ethical appeal because now the reader know that she is not bias. Even though she says that she cheated, she continues to say that cheating is wrong. Wenke argument is based largely on cause and effect analysis. Does her analysis seem sound to you? Do you think she overemphasizes some causes or overlook others? Explain. I think that her analysis is fine. Even though she focuses more on cheating due to many things on a student’s plate, she still incorporates other factors. It might seem as though she is overemphasizing on to many things on a student’s plate the other causes really don’t have many things to analyze. Like for example we all know that a student that is lazy and doesn’t care about school will be more likely to cheat and that it.