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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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Thanks for selecting me as your OTA. Turns out I will be able to do the remaining two tonight after all! Thanks, Amy

Women in the Military Article:

o Identify the principal issue presented by the source.

I would say the principal issue presented by the author is that the Department of Veterans Affairs is not adequately dealing with the problems and trauma that female soldiers have been facing.
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.

The statement that "Nearly a third of female veterans say they were sexually assaulted or raped while in the military, and 71 percent to 90 percent say they were sexually harassed by the men with whom they served," both vague because they are not clear on what constitutes assault and/or harassment. Sexual harassment is such a broad term and is defined differently by different groups of people. How generous were ...

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Argument analysis on article regarding women in the military.

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