Category Archives: Critical Reading SP19

A13 Critical Reading — Jon Gonzoph

“Many Renew America readers, I think, are acquainted with my pro-life credentials.” The direct claim is that we both know this author and we know that she has “pro-life credentials.” There is also an unstated claim that Renew America readers … Continue reading

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Critical Reading – Ally Hodgson

Lewington 00:00-00:12 I knew that if I didn’t get a transplant in time, my life was running out very rapidly. This sentence is full of color, but he uses it to make the viewer feel for him. He wants the … Continue reading

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Critical Reading – Dale Hamstra

The Opt-Out Option “sex initiation programs in public and parochial schools” She is saying that sex education in school is the equivalent of teaching them how to have sex and even inviting them to engage in sexual activities. Suggests that … Continue reading

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A13: Critical Response — Cassie Hoffman

China to Stop Harvesting Inmate Organs By LAURIE BURKITT “…  a transplant system that has for years relied on prisoners and organ traffickers to serve those in need of transplants.”   – This claim insinuates that for years, transplants in China … Continue reading

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Critical Reading – Joe Mleczko

“Don’t give your heart away — know the facts about vital organ transplantation” By Randy Engel The first sentence of the second paragraph state, “I was privileged to have come into the Pro-life Movement at the ground floor in the early … Continue reading

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Critical Reading- Sam Sarlo

The first sentence in Randy Engel’s article “Many Renew America readers, I think, are acquainted with my pro-life credentials,” both contains and implies some outlandish claims. First of all, she claims to be an “investigative journalist,” yet she throws an … Continue reading

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Critical Reading – Evan Horner

Should Organ donation be made compulsory? 0:00-0:012 “I knew if i didn’t get a transplant in time my life was running out fairly rapidly” claims that people in need of organ transplants have only short amounts of time to live … Continue reading

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Critical Reading- Tyson Still

00:05/1:54 I knew that if I didn’t get a transplant in time, my life was running out very rapidly This claim can be made so that the viewer listening to the video can feel for the speaker knowing that he … Continue reading

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Critical Reading : Eddie Jahn

Organ Gifts I will be evaluating the Should organ donation be made compulsory video. 0:00-0:13 I knew that if I did not get a transplant soon my life was running out very rapidly. This is an inferential claim because he … Continue reading

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Critical Reading — Jesse Samaritano

RenewAmerica.com – Don’t give your heart away An admission of ignorance States the fact that she is pro-life. Making this claim as the first sentence shows that her opinion is already to one side of the argument. “My initial interest … Continue reading

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