Tom Hanks: I Owe It All To Community College

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The Do Not’s of Writing Academically In this Reader Response assignment, an argument must be made whether or not an editorial titled “Tom Hanks: I Owe It All to Community College” is an academic writing. According to Everyone’s An Author: With Readings, it should not be considered an academic writing because of the following reasons: he does not support his statements, he does not make it clear why he includes the claims he made, and he does not provide the reader with complete understandings of his ideas. Tom Hanks is sporadic in his thoughts and ideas. His logistics jump from paragraph to paragraph with no real continuity. For instance, paragraph 1 opens with “In 1974, I graduated from Skyline High School in Oakland, Calif. (Hanks A25).”

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