The following argument was abstracted from newspaper articles, editorials, and letters to the editor. Use the method presented in this section to construct argument patterns. If a statement is redundant or plays no role in the argument, do not include it in the pattern.
1 Unscrupulous for-profit colleges are not only cheating their students but
2 they are also ripping off the American taxpayer to the tune of billions of dollars.
3 Ninety-six percent of the students who attend these colleges are forced to take out loans.
4 Most of these students leave without degrees.
5 And the students then default on their loans, leaving a 32 billion dollar annual debt to the taxpayer.