Crt 205 Final Essay

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Final Project: Comprehensive Argument Analysis
The Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center database at the University Library provides a wealth of arguments to which you can apply your critical thinking skills. Find this database by logging into to the Library and selecting the Article Databases—Specialized link. From the results page, scroll down to select the Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center link.

Resources: Appendix A, Appendix D, and the University Library

Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]

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
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If none exist, explain how you determined this.

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 how you determined this.

o Does the author use moral reasoning? If not, explain how you determined this.

Post Appendix D as an attachment.

Axia College Material
Appendix D

Critical Analysis Forms

Fill out one form for each source.

Source 1 Title and Citation: The USA PATRIOT Act Provides the Security That Protects Americans' Liberty | Ashcroft, John. "The USA PATRIOT Act Provides the Security That Protects Americans' Liberty." Current Controversies: Homeland Security. Ed. Andrea C. Nakaya. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2005. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Apollo Library. 28 Aug. 2008 <http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T010&prodId=OVRC&docId=EJ3010347230&source=gale&srcprod=OVRC&userGroupName=apollo&version=1.0>. |

1 | Identify the principal issue presented by the source. | The primary issue here is that post September 11th, on how to “preserve and protect our liberty in the face of a very real terrorist threat.” | 2 | Identify any examples of bias presented by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. | To me, the article says we are doing thing to preserve the freedom of American citizens

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