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Rewrite these paragraphs. Quote when appropriate, paraphrase when possible, and credit when necessary.

Paragraph #1:

Since all of my recommendations call upon you to prepare for speaking by writing out, in some form, what you wish to say, it is, first of all, of great importance to recognize that what is written to be read has a radically different character from what is written to be heard. The remarkable difference between listening and reading-the one requiring you to keep moving forward irreversibly with the flow of speech, the other allowing you to proceed at your own pace and to go forward or backward at will by simply turning the pages-demands that you accommodate what you write for listening, as contrasted with what you must do for readers. M.J. Adler "Preparing and Delivering A Speech" How to Speak, How to Listen.

Paragraph #2

Fairy tales are unique, not only as a form of literature, but as works of art which are fully comprehensible to the child as no other art form is. As with all great art, the fairy tale's deepest meaning will be different for each child and different for the same child at various moments in his life. Bruno Bettelheim, The Uses of Enchantment, Alfred Knopf, 1977.

Paragraph #3

The age of the average worker has gradually increased over the past few decades.This trend has affected businesses in two ways. First, older workers tend to put greater demands on a company's health insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefit programs. And second, younger workers taking the places of retirees tend to want different things from employers-things like more opportunities for self-expression or more leisure time. Griffin & Ebert, Business, Prentice Hall, 1993.

Paragraph #4
A compelling reason to preserve species is that each one plays an important role in an ecosystem-an intricate network of plant and animal communities and the associated environment. When a species becomes endangered, it indicates that something is wrong with the ecosystems we all depend on. Like the canaries used in coal mines whose deaths warned miners of bad air, the increasing numbers of endangered species warn us that the health of our environment has declined. The measures we take to save endangered species will help ensure that the planet we leave for our children is as healthy as the planet our parents left for us. U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species.

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