Final project- critical thinking

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Axia College Material Appendix E Critical Analysis Forms Fill out one form for each source. Source 1 Title and Citation: The stigma of mental illness must be overcome Jamison, K. (2006, February 11). The many stigmas of mental illness. Gale document number EJ3010054249 1 Identify the principal issue presented by the source. The principal issue is that mental illness is looked down upon and how those that have a mental illness should not have to hide it. 2 Identify any examples of bias presented by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. I do not see the author as being bias in this article. The author has a mental disorder and is not only speaking as a doctor, but as a patient. 3 Identify any areas that are vague or ambiguous. If none exist, explain how you determined this. I could not find any areas of vagueness or ambiguity. The author explained each area and stayed on topic. 4 Do you find the source credible? Explain your reasoning. The source is credible. Not only is the source a professor of psychiatry, but also a firsthand source who has a mental disorder. 5 Identify and name any rhetorical devices used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. I do believe the author used the scare tactic when stating that those with mental illnesses represent a large group of voters. It was as if the author was stating that if those with mental conditions did not get the attention the author asking for, they will lose votes. 6 Identify and name any fallacies used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. The author did not use deception, misleading words or misleading views. The author stuck to the facts. 7 State one argument made by the author. The stigma of psychiatric illnesses are only understood by those on the receiving end. 8 Identify the premises and conclusion of the argument. The premise is that the stigma was proven when the author wrote her book. The conclusion is how the author told her story through her own experiences. CRT 205
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9 Is the author’s argument valid or invalid, sound or unsound, strong or weak? Explain how you determined this. The author’s argument is valid. Mental illness has long
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2010 for the course CRT 205 crt 205 taught by Professor Darren during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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