1. In chapter 6 of our book I found a few things that were crucial to the chapter. The thing that stood out to me the most was the first paragraph on page 173. It states that "Public Documents can tell us a lot about the culture we're living in." It also talks about how this "writing links individuals to a social institution."
2. The document that I am responding to is Stimulate The Economy-Forgive Student Loans. This is sponsored by Kevin M. Bartoy and its target is President Obama. The purpose of the writing is to persuade Obama and the government to "forgive" the debts of college students so that they can invest in the future by creating new business and new jobs. I think this was a somewhat effective piece. Its purpose seems to be reasonable but I think they need to add more examples and also need to have more then a Facebook page as its only real communication. Some of the evidence used was how families pay upwards of a third to hold of their monthly incomes trying to pay off student debt. I think there writing is the best in the third paragraph. This paragraph is very powerful. they are confident but also back themselves up. "We provide the the best education in the world in our colleges and universities, but we leave our graduates at a severe disadvantage as they leave our institutions with a degree and a mountain of debt."