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  • Let's Draft Our Kids By Thomas Ricks

    In “Let's Draft Our Kids,” Thomas Rick’s purposes that a “draft” would be a good idea. This draft that he speaks about consists of four different options. The choice would be made after high school. These options are, one: getting drafted for eighteen months. This means low pay, but you would be eligible to many great postservice benefits including free college tuition. Second, you could choose civilian military work. Third, government work. This is just like an office job. Lastly, you could just opt-out, but it would come with a price. Overall, Ricks does very well at convincing his audience with facts and benefits while using a pragmatic tone. He covered all aspects of why his revised draft would be more equitable than the one from the Vietnam War. Thomas Ricks begins his essay by quoting General Stanley A. McChrystal. He is the former commander of international forces in Afghanistan. The quote demonstrated that it was time for reinstating the draft. Ricks starts his essay with the quote from the general not only to liken his proposal, but to assure the people that a higher power involved in the military knows we need to be ready. With that being said money still plays a huge factor. Ricks states, “A…

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  • Caught In The Draft Essay

    NEED TO CONVERT PAGE NUMBERS I chose “Caught in the Draft: The Effects of Vietnam Draft Lottery Status on Political Attitudes” by Robert Erikson and Laura Stoker for my journal article memorandum. This article featured in The American Political Science Review in May of 2011. I chose this article for two major reasons with the first being my passion for military history and specifically the intricacies of the Vietnam War. However, the second and much more important reason is the uniqueness of…

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  • Draft Dodger Rag Essay

    Vietnam War. Phil Ochs was one of many protest singers of the era, his song “Draft Dodger Rag” protested the draft that occurred during the war. In 1965, the United States started to send soldiers to fight in the Vietnam War. To make the army larger, the U.S. used what is called the draft. This required young men born in range of years from 1944 to 1950 to register. The first lottery drawing since 1942 was held in the year 1969. To determine the order in which the young men were selected, there…

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  • Writing Skills Reflection

    point in my life, the only writing I was did was write notes to teachers regarding early dismissals. In high school, I honestly do not remember writing paper in any structured format, or writing multiple drafts. This composition class provided me with no guidance in the areas where I struggled. I came to the…

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  • Shaun Watson Case Summary

    While many trust Clemson's Deshaun Watson is the appropriate response, drafting the QB could really obliterate the New York Planes. A horrendous draft pick at number six would put Mike Maccagnan's employment at stake. Without question, he has an incredible arrangement to lose. As heads mentor Todd Bowles, who the Planes gave one more year to right the ship after one heartbreaking season. Bowles can't expect the Planes will be in an ideal situation drafting another newbie quarterback in a…

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  • Tim O Brien's The Things They Carried

    is shot, he drops like a big sandbag. The weight of the physical items alone are enough to slow a man down and carry on and fight the war. But when you add the emotional ball and chains such as fear, love for missed ones, guilt, or stress, the weight becomes too much and you are sure to break down eventually. Tim O’Brien uses a lot of symbolism to add to how unbearable, cruel, and unpredictable war is due to the burdens that soldiers carry. The unpredictability of the war begins with the…

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  • Work Under Pressure Research Paper

    Fortunately, I have learnt some new strategies throughout my Writing 39B class. “The only writer to whom you should compare yourself is the writer you were yesterday,” said David Schlosser. After being in this class for almost 10 weeks, I have also learnt that in contemplation of becoming a better writer, we need to compare ourselves via revising drafts, glancing though feedbacks, and collating styles. On the other hand, we should learn by our mistakes, and know our weaknesses…

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  • Peer Reflection: The Writing Process

    sitting, working through the writing process actually forced me to stop and thoroughly read every source to find what information I agreed/disagreed with. Pre-writing helped to pinpoint what my beliefs/ideas were in both the personal culture paper as well as the quote-directed paper. Peer review and tutoring really helped to improve the conciseness of my papers, drawing all my thoughts and ideas into clear, cohesive paragraphs that flowed smoothly from one to the next. My peers and my tutor…

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  • Military Draft

    With new laws being enacted in the military and the ever present possibility of conflict, a relatively dormant topic has emerged, the Selective Service and the military draft. As with any emerging topic, differing opinions towards the issue have risen, Economists tend to argue that the agency “captures people who would prefer to be doing something else and forces them to bear the cost of national defense disproportionately by working for a submarket wage”(Applebaum), military officials lean…

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  • Essay On Why Nba Players Should Not Go To College

    What nineteen or twenty year old doesn’t want millions of dollars if they are talented enough? [MC(12)] Going from college where they do not make any money, unless they have a job, which is unlikely due to the fact that they are always practicing basketball, to making over $500k dollars per year on the first contract that you sign can make anyone change their mind on the topic. Another argument that could be made for these younger players to enter the draft would be that the NBA Players…

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