Crt 205 final comp argument anal.

Crt 205 final comp argument anal. - Topic 1: Suicide Source...

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Topic 1: Suicide Source 1 Title and Citation: Many Factors Contribute to Teen Suicide Many Factors Contribute to Teen Suicide. Jessica Portner. Opposing Viewpoints: Suicide. Ed. Roman Espejo. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2003 1 Identify the principal issue presented by the source. Depression is not the only contributing factor to teen suicide. 2 Identify any examples of bias presented by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. The author covered all factors that contribute to teen suicide. On the contrary, it seemed he was one – sided seeing only the contributing factors and not the preventative measures. The author also placed a lot of blame on parents not seeing what a lot of parent must go through to make it in today’s society. 3 Identify any areas that are vague or ambiguous. If none exist, explain how you determined this. The Parenting Void: To me this subject was a bit vague; it stated that parents spend a mere two minutes a day communicating with the child. First I would like to know the source of information in which the content was retrieved, and in today’s society many parents have two jobs and attend school and spent more than two minutes with their children. 4 Do you find the source credible? Explain your reasoning. I did not find this source credible. Some of the content was not backed by sound information finding it hard to believe. Ms. Porter is a writer for the San Jose Mercury News who has had some credibility issues in the past. 5 Identify and name any rhetorical devices used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. The rhetorical device used in this writing is hasty generalization, the author put many of the teens in categories based on insufficient evidence. 6 Identify and name any fallacies used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. I found no fallacies, although the author was not very convincing in his writing I did not find any. 7 State one argument made by the author. “The teen suicide rate began its climb just as the divorce rate started to surge.” CRT 205
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8 Identify the premises and conclusion of the argument. (p) “70% of children who attempted suicide have parents who are divorced.’’ (c) “It’s the quality of parenting, not the constitution of the family unit that matters the most.” 9 Is the author’s argument valid or invalid, sound or unsound, strong or weak? Explain how you determined this. The author has a strong argument. It’s like saying it’s like it’s the quality not the quantity, the same goes for parenting. Some families are still together and not a unit, when some are separated and are tighter than ever. 10 Does the author use moral reasoning? If not, explain how you determined
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