Read Gunther's evaluation of an argument.
In his editorial "Better Safe Than Sorry?: Revisiting the Debate over Capital Punishment," Nemo Jones effectively lays out his argument that the death penalty should be abolished. In his thorough examination of the evidence, he presents authoritative case studies of people whose innocence was proven too late and of criminals who were undeterred by thoughts of capital punishment. He examines comprehensive statistics regarding these groups and summarizes years of interviews with officials in government, law enforcement, and the penal system. His final paragraphs contain the most emotionally persuasive evidence, as he relates the lasting effects on the children of those who have been put to death.
Which element is missing from this evaluation?
A. the thesis statement
B. a summary of the claim
C. an evaluation of the evidence
D. a concluding statement
A concluding statement is missing in Gunther's evaluation of Nemo Jone's argument against capital punishment. He states the thesis, summarize the argument and the evidence, but a concluding, summarizing paragraph of the whole text is missing.
D). A Concluding Statement.
As per the question, the given evaluation misses a 'concluding statement' that prevents a closure in the evaluation. A concluding statement is quite essential as it not only functions to bind the argument together and add cohesiveness to it. Since Gunther misses the concluding statement, the readers are unable to receive a 'sum up' of the evaluation along with the judgment and concluding remarks of the author which not only reiterates the key ideas together but also brings a closure. Thus, option D is the correct answer.
The answer is D) a concluding statement
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The answer is D. a concluding statement