Your friend has the opportunity to choose either one of two types of majors (fields of study), which one of the following two majors do you think is a better choice, and why? • A major that would allow him to finish years of study and get a degree sooner (so that he would begin to work full-time quickly). Or • A major that requires many years of study that would provide him with more employment opportunities and offers in the future. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

The reading and the speech are both about a painting of a famous English novelist, Jane Austen. The reading claims that the full-length portrait was her as a teenager due to three reasons. However, the professor challenges all these explanations in the lecture; he holds the opinion that these claims are untrue and that will be explained in the following essay. First, the reading's author clearly states that Austen's family certified the picture was her created for publishing as an illustration in an edition for her book. However, according to the professor, one flaw of this argument was that this authorized publication was released 70 years after Jane Austen's death. So the family members who asserted the painting as her own had never seen her as a teenager. Second, the reading claims that the sketch accurately resembles all the features of Austen's face like the accepted painting by her sister Cassandra. On the contrary, the lecturer thinks that this sketch is actually her relative's. In addition, he argues that the novelist has had an extended family and some of her relatives look like Austen. He mentions the two of her nieces, Mary and Cambia, might be in the portrait of one that was assumed to be Austen's. Third, the evidence of the Humphry style in the sketch is not concluding to the opinion that the portrait was Jane's. Professor points out that a stamp on the back of the canvas was sold by William Legg in London. However, it is estimated that he was not selling canvas at the time when the portrait was painted. He started the business when Jane Austen was 27 years old. This proof clearly contradicts the idea in the reading. In conclusion, the writer is wrong about Austen being a teenager at the time the painting was finished as all the evidence presented by the professor proves that she was older, making the lecturer the victorious opponent in their argument.
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