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本次亚太新SAT考试写作阅读文章题目为“Americans’ Future Has to Be Multilingual”，作者Linda Moore。考生普遍反应读懂这篇文章比较简单，没有出现太多生词，而且结构上非常清晰。本文为大家分享的是这篇文章的写作范文。
As more light is shed upon endangered species across the world by the rise of social media and internet news, more legislation has been enacted to stifle or reverse human related causes. In an attempt to provide insights into why current laws are counterproductive, Godfrey Harris and Daniel Stiles build a case for unintended consequences in their article entitled “The Wrong Way to Protect Elephants”. The authors’ use of ethos to establish urgency, appeal to logos through paradox and facts, and appeal to pathos through anecdotes are used to develop a convincing argument against recent legislation.
Godfrey Harris and Daniel Stiles utilize ethos near the beginning of the essay to demonstrate the high importance of the topic at hand. A reference to the United States Fish and Wildlife Services’ “recent…prohibition of commercial importation of all African elephant ivory” shows that the drastic measures that have recently been taken are potentially causing widespread affect. He immediately follows this up with a direct reference to the the President of the United State’s involvement and concern of this matter by stating the “Obama administration is also planning to implement additional rules that will prohibit…trade”. These direct references to the highest levels of authoritative government clearly display to the readers the seriousness of the legislation, thus setting up the reader to understand how any negative affects of legislation could amplify potential negative effects.
After establishing the topic and its importance, the authors employ logos to build a logical case against negative implications of regulations imposed. A startling statistic is presented to convey the wastefulness and mismanagement of ivory -- “six tons of ivory” were “destroyed” by the U.S. government in the preceding fall instead of managing trade better. The authors continue on by detailing affected groups, showing that “musicians already [suffer from] months long delays in securing permits”, along with collectors, gun owners and antiques dealers, whose belongings are “effectively rendered…worthless”. Furthermore, the author introduces a paradox by showing the rules intended to curb illegal hunting of elephants would actually cause the “[ivory] price to balloon and black market to flourish, pushing up the profit potential of continued poaching”. The authors’ description of affected parties and juxtaposition of intended versus probably consequences demonstrate a logical complication of the rash decisions made to enforce these laws.
To further their case, the authors appeal to the readers’ pathos through anecdote to exemplify their position. A real life case study of Ben Treuhaft, a professional piano technician, is used to convey the exhaustive paperwork and export permit requirements that are exceedingly difficult to acquire, making transportation of his personal belongings nearly impossible. Furthermore, the previous “governmental exercise of discretion” on a case-by-case basis is now outlawed, taking away any ability to appeal against unfounded circumstances. As a result, Steinway & Son’s, the famous piano company that touched the lives of countless middle class families in the 1800s, is disappointed that “its oldest known upright [piano] is stuck in Japan. The authors indicate that this is just one of many situations where history, culture and monetary value and are being lost due to this legislation. This vivid depiction through example leads the reader to truly understand how “draconian” these rules are.
To conclude, Godfrey Harris and Daniel Stiles make a strong, convincing case against recent rules imposed against ivory trade. Their initial use of authority to establish relevance and credibility on topic is later bolstered with a proficient use of appeal to logical and emotional reasoning to garner support for their position on the issue.