1.) One thing I noticed while reading chapter 6, was how powerful words can truly be. Whether you're writing a public document, a petition, or even a mission statement you have the power to persuade another person with your words. I loved when I was reading through this chapter and I heard so many different types of tones throughout the whole entire chapter. You can really be creative when writing anything and that's what I felt was most important in this chapter.
2.) I chose to respond to the petition about Tiger Woods and Standing up for equality. The purpose of this petition is to persuade Tiger Woods into boycotting the Masters golf tournament in order to stand up for equal rights. I believe this petition was very effective based on how it was written. The writer made very clever points throughout the petition for example, "As the world's most famous golfer, like it or not, you have the unique power and the responsibility that goes with it." The evidence that this petition has is the facts in the articles. "While the club does have a legal "right" to discriminate (its first black member was only admitted in 1990, and the 300 CEOs and other wealthy men who belong are invited to join by invitation only). The writer makes sure his points are hit close to home for Tiger. I already mentioned this earlier in my writing, but I believed the writing was best when the author said "As the world's most famous golfer, like it or not, you have the unique power and the responsibility that goes with it." I believe this to be the best writing because the writer makes an excellent point. Since Tiger Woods is a famous golfer, he does have many responsibilities that come along with the fame. This petition in my opinion, was very well written.