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Who is the author, and what are his or her qualifications?What is the date of publication?What do I already know about the issue?Read ActivelyRead once for an initial impression.Read the argument several more times.Annotate as you read.Highlight key terms.Diagram or map to analyse structure.Strategies for Evaluating ArgumentsEvaluate Types of EvidenceIs it sufficient to support the claim?Personal ExperienceMay be biased, so do not accept it.ExampleShould not be used by themselvesStatisticsCan be misused, manipulated or misinterpretedComparison and AnalogiesReliability depends on how closely they correspond to the situationRelevancy and Sufficiency of evidenceIs there enough of the right kind to support the claim?Definition of TermsShould be carefully defined and used consistentlyCause and Effect RelationshipsEvidence that the relationship exists should be presentImplied or Stated Value SystemAre consistent with your personal value system?Recognizing and Refuting Opposing ViewpointsQuestion the accuracy, relevancy or sufficiency of the opponent’sevidence.9
Does the author address opposing viewpoints clearly and fairly?Does the author refute the opposing viewpoint with logic and relevantevidence?Unfair Emotional AppealsEmotionally charged or biased languageFalse authorityAthletes endorsing underwearMovie stars selling shampooAssociationA car being named a Cougar to remind you of a sleek animalA cigarette advertisement featuring a scenic waterfallAppeal to “Common Folk”An ad showing a product being used in an average householdA politician suggesting he is like everyone elseAd Hominem – attack on the person rather than his/her viewpoint“Join the Crowd” Appeal or BandwagonYou may also find this word online by following this link:Summary vs. Analysis | Ashford Writing Centerwritingcenter.ashford.edu/ summary-vs-analysis.

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Professor
Dr. Dav
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Logic, Word Bank, English For Academic And, DR DAISY L MATAAC, Schools Division of Taguig, DR GEORGE P TIZON

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