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Essay: Buy or Lease a Motor vehicle

Write a 2-3 page essay about the topic below:

You just inherited $5000 from a distant relative. You need to make a decision of either buying a car and putting$5000 as a down payment or leasing a vehicle. Discuss your choice. Identify the issues with each alternative. Support your choice with facts and evidence from the information covered in the lesson. Draw a conclusion at the end that aligns with your decision.

Use the rubric below to guide you through your essay:

 4 – Excellent:  Consistently exhibits all/almost all characteristics for category. 3 – High-Average: Consistently exhibits most/many identified characteristics for category. 2 – Low-Average: Consistently fails to exhibit most/many identified characteristics for category. 1 – Poor:  Consistently fails to exhibit all/almost all characteristics for category. Identifies issues -Clearly addresses assignment.-Accurately identifies all key issues.-Accurately defines all issues.-Shows thorough understanding of these issues. -Clearly addresses assignment.-Identifies all key issues.-Defines all key issues.- Shows lack of clarity about meaning of some issues. -Overlooks some key issues.-Does not clearly define some issues.-Shows only superficial understanding of some issues. -Fails to identify or correctly define most key issues.- Fails to show understanding of assignment. Understands connections -Thesis shows clear understanding of how key points are related.-Analysis shows awareness of these relationships. -Thesis shows understanding of how key points are related.-Analysis sometimes loses track of these connections. -Thesis connects only some key points.- Analysis does take relationship among key points into account. -No coherent thesis present.-Points treated separately without consideration of the whole issue. Provides support -Uses sufficient and appropriate support for each key point.-Includes information which opposes his/her position. -Uses sufficient and appropriate support for most key points, but support weak in 1 or 2 areas.-Includes information which opposes his/her position. -Uses insufficient evidence in more than 2 areas-Includes irrelevant information.-Omits important opposing evidence. -Uses insufficient and irrelevant information in most areas.-Omits all opposing evidence. Draws inferences -Draws logical conclusions from evidence.-Draws important, not superficial, conclusions from evidence.-Draws conclusions which are consistent with each other. -Draws logical conclusions from evidence.-Draws conclusions, but not always important ones.-Sometimes draws inconsistent conclusions. -Draws some logical conclusions from evidence.-Some conclusions unclear, illogical, inconsistent or superficial. -Draws conclusions not justified by evidence.-Draws inconsistent conclusions.-Relies on closed-minded approach rather than evidence when drawing conclusions.
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