Final Exam_Erica SturdavantHUM111

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Running head: FINAL EXAM 1 Final Exam Erica Sturdavant HUM111 January 8, 2011 Jillian De Los Santos
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FINAL EXAM 2 Final Exam 1. Identify if the topic you chose, as presented by both articles, is a problem or an issue and explain what makes it a problem or an issue. If you believe the articles present both problems and issues, identify and explain what the problems are and what the issues are. I decided to read the articles on Animal experimentation. The first article I read was written by a physician named Peggy Carlson who was against animal experimentation. The second article was stating that animal experimentation was vital for medical research. I believe that both articles in a nutshell can be considered an issue because some are all for animal experimentation whereas, groups such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are against this type of treatment. An issue occurs when educated people disagree in some form about a subject. A problem in the other hand is a situation that a person deems unacceptable. Carlson deems animal experimentation as unacceptable whereas the other authors believe that animal experiment is necessary for human survival against certain diseases. 2. Were the problems or issues expressed effectively? Describe how the problems or issues were or were not best expressed. I believe that both articles expressed their positions on the issues effectively because each article had main points that they wanted to discuss but each article also contained a well written introduction so I knew what was going to be discussed and the article by Peggy Carlson contained a conclusion that re- iterated her points of the article. The other article mainly contained facts about the successes of animal research rather than also comparing and contrasting the use of animal research versus human experimentation. Carlson mentions both sides of the story which would help me make a more informed decision on the subject.
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FINAL EXAM 3 3. How would you determine the credibility of the sources of information used by the authors in the articles when investigating the problems or issues presented by your topic? To determine the validity and credibility of the sources of information I would need to check the sources myself and I would need to make sure that the resources that the author used were fairly new, reliable, and able to identify easily. Checking to see if the authors used resources from websites that are government affiliated or have an ending of .org is also a great way to ensure that the resources cited by the author are not only credible but up to date as most websites that are credible update their sites often. The use of published report and expert opinion are very important factors when writing about any problem or issue therefore, checking for these things would be important. The use of unpublished report would not necessarily be reliable because there would be no way to verify it. In both of these articles I believe that
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