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Homework Help: critical thinking

Posted by Kimberly on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 4:54pm.

Choose from the following three topics from the Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Note that there is one article in support and one in opposition listed for each topic.



Immigration:



Immigration Should Be Restricted. Paul Craig Roberts.

Opposing Viewpoints: Race Relations. Ed. Mary E. Williams. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2001.



Immigration Should Not Be Restricted. Jacob G. Hornberger.

Opposing Viewpoints: Immigration. Ed. Mary E. Williams. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2004.



Gun Ownership:



Private Gun Ownership Should Not Be Banned. Hillel Goldstein.

Opposing Viewpoints: Gun Control. Ed. Helen Cothran. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2003.



Private Ownership of Handguns Should Be Banned. Roger Rosenblatt.

Opposing Viewpoints: Gun Control. Ed. Helen Cothran. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2003.



Animal Experimentation:



Animal Experimentation Is Always Justified.

Opposing Viewpoints Digests: Animal Rights. Ed. Jennifer A.Hurley. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1999.



Animal Medical Experimentation Is Unjustified. Peggy Carlson.

Current Controversies: The Rights of Animals. Ed. Tamara L. Roleff. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1999.





· Utilize the form in Appendix E to organize your critical analysis of the two articles. Remember that you need to fill out one form for each article.



o Provide the title of the source.

o Provide the source citation. (I have provided this for you above. Copy and paste the appropriate citation into your form.)

o Identify the principal issue presented in the article.

o Identify any examples of bias presented by the author.

o Identify any areas in the article that are vague or ambiguous.

o Do you find the source credible? Explain your reasoning.

o Identify and name any rhetorical devices used by the author.

o Identify and name any fallacies used by the author.

o State one argument made by the author.

o Identify the premises and conclusion of the argument.

o Is the author’s argument valid or invalid, sound or unsound, strong or weak? Explain your reasoning.

o Does the author use moral reasoning? Explain your reasonin

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