Summary Of The Supermarket: Prime Real Estate

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Your Name _____________Jialiang Wang_________________________________________ 1. Do you identify the author and title of the article? Yes, I do. “The Supermarket: Prime Real Estate” by Marion Nestle 2. What do you identify as the author’s main claim, the argument, not merely what the author “talks about”? For example-- Incorrect: Smith discusses the eating habits of dogs compared to those of cats. Correct: Smith contends that dogs eat more peas than cats do. (Here, the readers want to know the differences in eating habits. Summarize the author’s ideas!) In the article “The Supermarket: Prime Real Estate” published in 2006, the author Marion Nestle points out that the supermarket retailers market products on the basis of profits alone, and they stimulate consumers to make impulse buying by placing as many products as possible within the consumers’ eyesight, and thus, significantly influence the general public to make healthier food choice in a negative way. …show more content…

Do you indicate the author’s purpose? Does the writer establish the context of the issue? Yes, I indicated the author’s purpose. The author’s purpose is to make the public be aware of the secrets behind the food industry, motivate them to learn to navigate through the aisles, and suggest them make a healthy food choice. Yes, the writer introduces the context of the issue. At the beginning of the article, Nestle provides factual background information about the supermarket. For example, she uses data such as “40,000” to introduce the issue of supermarkets. 4. Do you use any direct quotations? If so, are the quotations necessary (something you can’t express as effectively or eloquently as the author), and are they cited properly? If not, indicate which quotes need

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