Final Projcect Comprehensive Argument Analysis

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Source 1 Title and Citation: Drinking Impairs Youth Development Drinking Impairs Youth Development. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Opposing Viewpoints: Alcohol. Ed. Andrea C. Nakaya. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2008. Viewpoint essay. Retrieved May 08, 2010 1 Identify the principal issue presented by the source. The principal issue is drinking during young adulthood is linked to developmental delay and leads to problems with alcohol once adulthood is reached. 2 Identify any examples of bias presented by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. This article proved to be non-biased supported by facts and statistics backing the authors topic. The author stayed away from personal opinion throughout the article except. 3 Identify any areas that are vague or ambiguous. If none exist, explain how you determined this. The article was a little vague in going into detail about what areas of major problems in developmental delays. It did not go into detail as to how bad it could impact the youth. It was also a little vague in the implementation of control measures that would prevent alcohol-related problems. 4 Do you find the source credible? Explain your reasoning. Yes I find the source credible. The author U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is a government agency that has been established to protect the health of Americans. 5 Identify and name any rhetorical devices used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. The author clearly supported the topic with facts. Little room was left for personal opinion throughout the entire article. 6 Identify and name any fallacies used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. The fallacy “scare tactic” was used when the author stated “Clearly, then, young adult drinkers pose a serious public health threat, putting themselves and others at risk.” The author tried to amplify the example by writing it the way it was written. Trying to persuade the readers view by using the seriousness of the issue. 7 State one argument made by the author. Drinking alcohol at a young age can lead to major problems later in life. 8 Identify the premises and conclusion of the argument. Premise- the consequences of drinking alcohol at a young age can have a lasting affect long into adulthood. Premise- drinking alcohol during a time when the brain is developing can lead to lifelong impairment. Conclusion- The consumption of alcohol by young adults should be prevented. 9 Is the author’s argument valid or invalid, sound or unsound, strong or weak? Explain how you determined this. The research that supported the author’s topic allowed the article to be sound. Without the support provided by the statistics this article would have been full of the author’s personal opinion creating a biased article. It was also strong because of the same reasoning of support for the authors argument.
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