Example 2 Analysis Examples of ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ Tone Here are several examples that illustrate ‘good’ tone and ‘bad’ tone in statements of opinion.
These examples were e-mailed to an elected official in county government regarding a proposed merger of city and county schools.
While they may help give you ideas about the ways specific writers responded to communication tasks, they are not meant as models.
Make sure to read the accompanying analyses that discuss the purposes, contexts, strengths, and weaknesses of the examples.
(Analyses included) [Return to top] Example 1: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (simulation) This example is written and spoken by a student in a classroom-simulated Congressional hearing.
The student is here enacting the role of spokesperson for a policy analysis think tank.
She produced the position paper in a public policy writing course based on analysis she had performed in a policy studies course.
Example Analysis [Return to top] Example 1: Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence Here is a policy proposal by a nonprofit organization advocating an amendment to proposed legislation.
Bush (United States president) in a war against Iraq.
Investigation was prompted by the apparent suicide of a UK government staff member involved in the decision-making.