“Applying critical thinking to the news media”/Applying critical thinking to the news media
Find a newspaper editorial/article that uses poor reasoning. Describe the reasoning, and identify the type of poor reasoning used. Please be sure to include the URL for the article that you have chosen. Your response should be at 300 words.
Part II- HU260 W6 “Elements of Reasoning and Intellectual Standards”
Elements of Reasoning and Intellectual Standards
Using the 8 elements of reasoning that were outlined in week 2 (Purpose, problem, information, concepts, assumptions, inferences, points of view, implications or consequences) choose a news article and break it down according to those elements.
You will describe how each of the 8 intellectual standards (clarity, accuracy, precision, relevance, depth, breadth, logic, and fairness) were used or not used in the article, supported by an example.
For either option you choose:
Write a conclusion of your paper to describe how you feel the article is biased. Please be sure to include the URL for the article that you have chosen. Your response should be at 500-600 words.
Keep in mind you are being asked to analyze the article/author itself, NOT the topic discussed.