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Choose two topics from the Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center that interest you and locate a set of materials from the database for each topic. If you choose school violence as one of your topics, for example, you might find a magazine article that argues that violence in the media causes school violence and a Web site that persuasively argues that violence in the media is not responsible for school violence. The topic two is Abortion and Adoption.
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Identify the principal issue presented by the source I'm talking about the definition of child abuse. Identify any examples of bias presented by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined. Identify any areas that are vague or ambiguous. If none exists, explain how you determined this. Do you find the source credible? explain your reasoning. Identify and name any rhetorical devices used by the author. If none exists, explain how you determined. Identify and name any fallacies used by the author. If none exists, explain how you determined. State one argument made by the author. Identify the premise and conclusion of the argument.Is the author's argument valid or invalid, sound or unsound, strong or weak? explain how you determined this. Does the author use moral reasoning? if not, explain how you determined this.
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