Ritical Thinking: Compare and Contrast Essay

Find a current event (no older than a few months) that was widely covered by the media. Here are some websites where you can search for ideas:

Real Clear Politics nytimes.com

Drudge Report http:// Then, in an essay, answer the following questions, comparing and contrasting both news articles in terms of their coverage of the current event.

What are the issues and the conclusions of each article?

What are the reasons given?

Which words or phrases do you find ambiguous?

What are the value and descriptive assumptions?

Are there any specific fallacies in the reasoning?

How good is the evidence?

Are there rival causes?

Are the statistics deceptive?

What significant information is omitted?

What reasonable conclusions are possible?

Sources and Citation:

In addition to the news articles you are using, cite two scholarly sources to back up your ideas. The CSU-Global Library is a good place to find your sources. Remember to include all sources used, including the newspaper articles, in an APA-formatted reference page.

Your paper, including citations and references, should be four to five pages in length, well written, and formatted according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.