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Reflective Statement- Kirsten Smith

This past semester in Comp II has really helped me become a better writer. I received a lot of feedback for every paper I wrote, and sometimes the feedback was actually longer than my papers. This was a huge change … Continue reading

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Research Position Paper- Kirsten Smith

Some Clarity about Charity In a New York Times article entitled “What is Charity?”, Professor John D. Colombo a tax-law professor at the University of Illinois makes this statement, “We simply don’t have a coherent rationale for what it is … Continue reading

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Rebuttal Essay-Kirsten Smith

Feed Them for the Rest of Their Lives Common knowledge tells us that charity, in the form of donating goods and food, is always a good thing and always helpful because it gives people the tools they need to succeed … Continue reading

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Causal Argument- Kirsten Smith

Listen To Their Needs First When you think of philanthropy, you often think of a wealthy person or group of people who are donating a large amount of money or goods, and as a result they are helping a group … Continue reading

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Visual Argument-Kirsten Smith

Childhood Asthma: Monsters The video starts with a little girl opening a bathroom door and looking in a bath tub. There’s a rubber duck in the tub and the girl whispers “There’s one in my bath tub”. The video then … Continue reading

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Definition Essay-Kirsten Smith

What Is Charity? In a New York Times article entitled What is Charity? Professor John D. Colombo a tax-law professor at the University of Illinois makes this statement, “We simply don’t have a coherent rationale for what it is we … Continue reading

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White Paper-Kirsten Smith

Philanthropy is something that takes place worldwide. Whether it’s during the aftermath of a tragedy or for an ongoing misfortune such as a disease or lack of resources, philanthropy happens all the time. Tom’s is a shoe company that for … Continue reading

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