Georgia Referendum to Amend State Constitution

“Shall Property owned by the University System of Georgia and utilized by providers of college and university student housing and other facilities continue to be exempt from taxation to keep costs affordable?

1)  Should property owned by the University of Georgia be exempt from taxation to stay affordable?

The way that it is worded people would think that thats what they want.

2) List 3 or 4 words that most jump out at you.

1) Utilized

2) Affordable

3) Providers

4) Taxations

For me these words stuck out because they all kind of work in tandem. It is about a group of people that need to work together to and all use the same area that want too keep the taxes affordable. The providers of the college are wondering if it is worth hyping up the tax to make more money, or keeping it down so that the people utilizing it have a more affordable school.


3) What’s the rhetorical situation? You might think about the following stuff:

Who’s the “encoder”? Who’s the intended “Audience”? Why does the “encoder” create the sentence is in such a way? What’s the “context”? What’s the sentence’s “purpose”? Is it easy to understand? By design?

I think that this is a formal question to the people of the university. It might not be to the student body but the staff that is working on their behalf. Using the format that it does it seems very formal. It is talking about a tax increase, which would affect everyone involved with the University, and it is questioning the tax because of the cost. The way that it is worded feels like they want the tax but know that it wouldn’t be affordable for some so they are hesitant to pass the tax.


Looking at it again after class you can see that the real people that are are getting exempt of taxes are the corporations that large businessmen that don’t need the tax cuts. These cuts actually would raise taxes on the public and lower them on the big businesses.

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