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Axia College Material Appendix E Critical Analysis Forms Fill out one form for each source. Source 1 Title and Citation: Television Viewing May Encourage Youth Smoking Gidwani, Pradeep P. "Television Viewing May Encourage Youth Smoking." At Issue: Teen Smoking . Ed. Hayley Mitchell Haugen. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2004. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center . Gale. Apollo Library. 29 Nov. 2008 < http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/infomark.do? 1 Identify the principal issue presented by the source. The principal issue is that television is negatively influencing teens to smoke. 2 Identify any examples of bias presented by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. Though the point of the research was to find if instances of teen smoking was higher in teens who watch an excess of TV, I feel as though the researchers were a little bias against TV. There are so many other factors that were not discussed in the article. Also, one of the major influences on a teen’s chances of smoking, having a parent who smokes, was not mentioned in the article. 3 Identify any areas that are vague or ambiguous. If none exist, explain how you determined this. While the author’s article states that teens who watch more TV a week are more likely to smoke, the author doesn’t state what the teens watch. They attribute it to TV in general. 4 Do you find the source credible? Explain your reasoning. I do see the source as being somewhat credible, but I think they could have been more thorough. So many factors were not discussed in their research. Though the authors did address this issue in the article, I feel as though they should have collected said data to add strength to the article. 5 Identify and name any rhetorical devices used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. The author employed the use of scare tactics. CRT 205
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6 Identify and name any fallacies used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. The author did not use any fallacies. All of the authors statements were true, and backed up by facts uncovered through research. 7 State one argument made by the author. The author’s argument was that with an increase in television viewing among teens, there was an increase in risk of cigarette smoking. 8 Identify the premises and conclusion of the argument. Premise: Some teens watch over two hours of TV a day. Conclusion: Teens who watch over two hours of TV a day have an increased risk of smoking due to seeing positive images of smoking on TV. 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.
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