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Appendix E
Critical Analysis Forms

Fill out one form for each source.

Source 1 Title and Citation: School Violence


712educators.about.com/.../schoolviolence/a/schoolviolence.htm

1 Identify the principal issue The principal issue in this source is that violence in
presented by the source. schools is caused by the media but not by school
hazing an emotional issue.

2 Identify any examples of bias This essay had some bias opinion by saying that due to
presented by the author. If none the media, television and the graphics they shown
exist, explain how you determined make are children react violently.
this.

3 Identify any areas that are vague


or ambiguous. If none exist, In a part of the article they say that children react and
explain how you determined this. display what’s on television I do think this statements
are vague because not all children display violence and
act on what they see in the world.

4 Do you find the source credible? No I don’t think this is a credible source because it only
Explain your reasoning. has one opinion of the theory. It doesn’t have facts or
enough information to collaborate the statements.

5 Identify and name any rhetorical In this article it was none exist they don’t use rhetorical
devices used by the author. If devices to show influence to the teen or their parents
none exist, explain how you the just used vocal method.
determined this.

6 Identify and name any fallacies The “Argument” from popularity and Hasty Generalizing
used by the author. If none exist, were the two fallacies that I found to be used in this
explain how you determined this. article.

One argument made by the article was that there was a


7 State one argument made by the lot of violence in schools due to the graphics on
author. television and what students play for video games.
Which leads them to do harmful acts in school
environment

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8 Identify the premises and The premises and conclusion was that school violence
conclusion of the argument. comes from television and other electronic devices
display upon

9 Is the author’s argument valid or I believe this article to be invalid because the facts are
invalid, sound or unsound, strong bias and this article says that what child watch on
or weak? Explain how you television affects their behavior which is not a proven
determined this. fact or can even be support by good facts so I think that
it is a weak argument because it didn’t demstorate valid
views.

10 Does the author use moral Well yes I do think that the author used moral
reasoning? If not, explain how reasoning in the article because this offered viewpoints
you determined this. and researched information about what the author
though were good reasoning.

Source 2 Title and Citation: ABORTION ARE AGAINST GOD wholeworldinhishands.com/

1 Identify the principal issue The principal issue is that abortion is not a godly action
presented by the source. and when you receive them you become damned by
Christ.

2 Identify any examples of bias This article was bias because the article said that we
presented by the author. If none are damned and it is a sin to receive abortions and that
exist, explain how you determined lord will not bless the life of the person which to me is
this. bias because how can someone who is not Christ judge

3 Identify any areas that are vague In this article was a bit vague do to the fact by it saying
or ambiguous. If none exist, the abortion will resolute in damnation and for Christ
explain how you determined this. not to forgive them which no is not a factor because we
everyone will be forgiven as long as you ask for it

4 Do you find the source credible? Yes this is a credible sources and it is because it shows
Explain your reasoning. justifiable sources and it states facts and different
viewpoints on Christ law

5 Identify and name any rhetorical They do use rhetorical devices this articles threatens
devices used by the author. If you with damn nation due to the fact that you are killing
none exist, explain how you a life in gods eyes so that way people would be scared
determined this. to get abortion.

6 Identify and name any fallacies The fallacies used by this author is that of scare tracts
used by the author. If none exist, and wishful thinking which was determined by reading
explain how you determined this. this article seeing the similarities

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7 State one argument made by the An argument made by the author is that Christ will not
author. accept you into heaven due to the sins committed on
earth and that taking a life is the ultimate sin.

8 Identify the premises and In this the premises and conclusion are that some
conclusion of the argument. people feel as though the argument is abortion is not
the way of god and you would be committing a big sin
in Christ eyes.

9 Is the author’s argument valid or This author’s argument was invalid and a weak due to
invalid, sound or unsound, strong the author used no proven facts or no shown proof of
or weak? Explain how you any statement that was stated in the article.
determined this.

10 Does the author use moral The author doesn’t use moral reasoning to describe this
reasoning? If not, explain how article this author is using personal and not logical mind
you determined this. sets to express the opinion

Source 3 Title and Citation: Abuse against women www.ovw.usdoj.gov/

1 Identify the principal issue The principal issue in this article was that violence
presented by the source. against women it happens because the abuser has
lived a violent life and childhood

2 Identify any examples of bias


presented by the author. If none In this article had said that abuse suffered though
exist, explain how you determined childhood causes violent behavior in adulthood which I
this. felt this article handled no bias points.

3 Identify any areas that are vague


or ambiguous. If none exist, No I don’t believe this article was vague I think it was
explain how you determined this. strong well organized had enough facts and displayed
enough information and sources.

4 Do you find the source credible? Yes I found the source credible and it showed valet
Explain your reasoning. points and had many viewpoints and just didn’t base its
article around opinion but facts and statements an
evidences.

5 Identify and name any rhetorical Yes they use rhetorical devices the used interventions
devices used by the author. If in which they have intervention for children who were
none exist, explain how you abused and they provide group intervention
determined this.

6 Identify and name any fallacies Scare tracts and wishful thinking and post hoc which I
used by the author. If none exist, think were used by the author
explain how you determined this.

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7 State one argument made by the The one argument stated is that if we stop some child
author. abuse we may stop a man or women from growing up
abused a hurt.

8 Identify the premises and The premises and conclusion to this article is that
conclusion of the argument. maybe if you stop abuse before it happens then maybe
you’ll save a life later on in life.

9 Is the author’s argument valid or Yes, the author’s argument is valid an sound and I also
invalid, sound or unsound, strong believe it to be strong I determined this because it has
or weak? Explain how you was a while wrote article and it showed good reasoning
determined this. for every statement and offered information to support
the viewpoints.

10 Does the author use moral Yes the author uses moral reasoning because this
reasoning? If not, explain how author stated facts and used information wisely in the
you determined this. article and made their viewpoint clear and understood.

Source 4 Title and Citation: gang violence www.mahalo.com/gang-violence

1 Identify the principal issue The principal issue in this source is gang violence is
presented by the source. getting worst in the world and it is causing my
neighborhoods to be not safe.

2 Identify any examples of bias I saw no bias opinions in this article it stated facts about
presented by the author. If none how to prevent an improve the neighborhoods and life
exist, explain how you determined for everyone
this.

3 Identify any areas that are vague I do believe it is a little vague because you have to do
or ambiguous. If none exist, or may have to do more then what was listed in order to
explain how you determined this. stop gang violence because it is a nationwide occurs.

4 Do you find the source credible? I find this source to be credible and every helpful
Explain your reasoning. resourceful and a good use of information

5 Identify and name any rhetorical In this article they don’t use rhetorical devices to display
devices used by the author. If actions they show other methods of behavior like
none exist, explain how you community meetings and other methods
determined this.

6 Identify and name any fallacies The fallacies that are used are wishful thinking which I
used by the author. If none exist, believe in reading it was the only one that fit the article
explain how you determined this.

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7 State one argument made by the One argument made by the article states that violence
author. will only continue for as long as we allow it we as a
community need to stop the hate and start having more
inaction in the community.

8 Identify the premises and The premises a conclusion of this argument is that with
conclusion of the argument. some action you may stop some gang violence and
may prevent some in your neighborhood.

9 Is the author’s argument valid or Yes the article has some valid points but I think that this
invalid, sound or unsound, strong is a weak argued article but it does offer some good
or weak? Explain how you points and facts but not enough to make it a good while
determined this. placed article.

10 Does the author use moral No, I think this article was lacking moral reasoning but it
reasoning? If not, explain how offered some good suggestion to the readers to show
you determined this. how to improve the community.

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