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Argument Analysis

O Identify the principal issue presented by the source.

o Identify any examples of bias presented by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this.

o Identify any areas that are vague or ambiguous. If none exist, explain how you determined this.

o Do you find the source credible? Explain your reasoning.

o Identify and name any rhetorical devices used by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this.

o Identify and name any fallacies used by the author. 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.

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Stress and Fertility Article:

o Identify the principal issue presented by the source.
The principal issue in this article is the effect that stress has on fertility. You could expand on this by saying that this includes both natural ways of trying and medically advanced methods.

o Identify any examples of bias presented by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this.
I cannot find any blatant bias in the article (as opposed to the other two). All the claims made in this article are supporting by research. The claims made by the author are supported.

o Identify any areas that are vague or ambiguous. If none exist, explain how you determined this.
"While a woman's mood can influence everything from fertilization to implantation to fetal growth, a man's mood plays a role only in the production and ...

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Argument Analysis on article regarding stress and fertility.

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