crt_205_+FINAL - Matthew Aron Appendix E Critical Analysis...

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Matthew Aron Appendix E Critical Analysis Forms Fill out one form for each source. Source 1 Marijuana is a Gateway Drug Joseph C. Gfroerer, Li-Tzy Wu and Michael A. Penne. Current Controversies: Drug Legalization. Ed. Karen F. Balkin. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2005. 1 Identify the principal issue presented by the source. Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug and is considered to be a gateway drug. 2 Identify any examples of bias presented by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. No bias was found. Facts were offered from studies and conclusions were drawn directly from studies. 3 Identify any areas that are vague or ambiguous. If none exist, explain how you determined this. The article mentions that marijuana causes dependancy; however, it doesn't explain how or why. 4 Do you find the source credible? Explain your reasoning. I found the source credible because it offered several outside sources that supported the argument. 5 Identify and name any rhetorical devices used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. "health risk behaviors" is used as a dysphemism for drug use. "substance abuse treatment" is a euphemism for rehabilitation. 6 Identify and name any fallacies used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. "slippery slope" is used throughout the article to insinuate that all marijuana users will eventually use other drugs.
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7 State one argument made by the author. Marijuana is a gateway drug. 8 Identify the premises and conclusion of the argument. The premise is that marijuana users are more likely to try other drugs after using marijuana. The conclusion is that marijuana is a gateway drug. 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 strong, offering numerous sources and studies that support his argument. I also find the argument sound because it makes sense that marijuana users are more likely to experiment with other drugs. 10 Does the author use moral reasoning? If not, explain how you determined this. The author does not use
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