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Article Analysis: Fallacies, Rhetoric, Premise, and Argument

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

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

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

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

State one argument made by the author.

Identify the premises and conclusion of the argument.

Is the author's argument valid or invalid, sound or unsound, strong or weak? Explain how you determined this.

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

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Dear Student,
Hi. I prepared this solution for you as a guide to help you understand philosophical argumentation, fallacies & validity as is being asked of you from your posting. I reviewed the article you have attached and answered the questions according to what is attributed in the article, Alcohol & Teens. I have attached a word version of the solution I created.I advise that you print this as you mull over the posting once again before you discuss it in class or use it for your studies. I also strongly advise that you consider what the philosophical terminologies that are pointed out in the questions mean, this will make arguing a position far easier. I have started each answer by defining what the terminologies being asked mean in a quick manner but I suggest you delve into it further. I am sure these can be found in your current textbook. If not, use the web --- it is a great resource. I hope that you will find this helpful. If you need help or clarification from the points I raised in this solution, I am only a message away.

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? Identify any examples of bias presented by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this.
- A bias exists when one expresses preference for a side in an issue. When a bias occurs, there is subjective choosing that depends on the inner 'influences' of the subject that performs the choosing. An opposite of the distant, critical and objective choosing which reporters & journalists are expected to perform. This particular article is geared towards giving information to homeowners to avoid legal trouble ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides an analysis of the attached article, "Alcohol & Teens" to identify any bias presented, areas of vagueness or ambiguousity, rhetorical devices and fallacis. The Solution also looks at the arguments presented to ascertain whether they are weak or strong,valid or invalid; if moral reasoning is used or not to defend an argument according to principles of reasoning & critical thinking. A word format of the solution is attached.

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