After reading the four essays in Patterns, pp. 607-627, regarding the organ donation crisis in the United States, write a 3-page essay explaining which of the following options* would best solve the organ shortage? *These options will make sense to you after you have read (and preferably re-read) all four essays
*Paying relative of dead donors
*Paying live donors
*Presemed consent (with opt-out option)
Present the problem (shortage of organs) to the reader. Some background information can be found on p 605, but be sure to quote or paraphrase and cite the information you use if it is not “common knowledge,” see p 717.) Next, explain which option would be the best for our society. In addition to answering which option offers the best solution, explain what is ineffective, immoral, or unethical about the solutions you did not choose.
Use information and quotes from the articles/editorials to support your claim. When you quote, don’t forget to include a signal phrase. Whether you use a direct quote (the exact words) or paraphrase (change into your own words), you need to put the author’s last name and page number in parenthesis at the end of the sentence. See Chapters 17 (p 711) and 18 (p 723) and examples below
Paraphrase: Even in a free society, people should not be allowed to degrade their bodies in order to support their children (Krauthammer 621).
Quote: According to one economist, “The black market may account for 5 percent to 10 percent of transplants worldwide” (Tabarrok 609). Note period goes at end of parenthesis because that is where the sentence ends.
Length: 3 pages double spaced, Times New Roman, 12-pt
here is the link for the book
Carney, Scott. “The Case for Mandatory Organ Donation.” Patterns for College Writing: A
Rhetorical Reader and Guide. 12th ed. Ed. Laurie G. Kierszner and Stephen R. Mandell. Boston: Bedford, 2012. 614-17. Print.
Tabarrok, Alex. “The Meat Market.” Patterns for College Writing: A Rhetorical Reader and
Guide. 12th ed. Ed. Laurie G. Kierszner and Stephen R. Mandell. Boston: Bedford, 2012. 607-11. Print
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