I'm a com. college instructor, and the above poster is telling you the truth here. You are in a situation in which your teacher wants to see if you can write.
God I see awful writing anymore. And the high school teachers all tell me its because of don't ask/don't tell. . . I mean, no kid left behind. Whatever. At any rate, it is to show your dispassionate logic, your reasoning and not an effort to get politically hot and emotional.
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