Monday, April 24, 2017

Month 9 Week 1


Critical Reading is important, especially when asked to evaluate a selection.
In an argument the author expresses position on an issue than attempts to support that position. 
How to evaluate an argument.

After reading the link above answer the two questions that follow, additionally, give your opinion as to whether you believe it to be creditable.


19 comments:

  1. 1. From the above argument, one can conclude that people can act for both selfish and unselfish reasons.

    2. The author probably favors kindness towards others.

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  2. 1. From the above argument, one can conclude that

    d. people can act for both selfish and selfless reasons.


    2. The author probably favours

    d. both a and b.

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    1. Christian,

      I disagree with your answer to the second question. In my opinion, the answer should be A, kindness towards others. The last sentence of the argument is as follows: “Perhaps, at times, we do act out of self-interest or personal benefit, but cynics will find it hard to ignore those many selfless acts that corroborate3 the human behaviour of altruism.” Thus, the author does admit that humans can be selfish, but he/she ultimately shows support in favor of the selflessness of humans. Additionally, the fact that he/she consistently follows the idea of humanity’s natural selfishness with the idea of humanity’s natural selflessness proves that the lasting impression is meant to be of the innate altruism of humans.

      Your peer,
      Kelly :)

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  3. 1. From the above argument, one can conclude that

    d. people can act for both selfish and selfless reasons.

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    2. The author probably favors,

    a. kindness towards others.

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    D) People can act for both selfish and selfless reasons.

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    A) Kindness towards others.

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  5. 1. d. people can act for both selfish and selfless reasons.

    2. d. both a. and b. a.kindness towards others b.self-interest.

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  6. 1. D) People are both selfish and selfless.

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    2. Kindness towards others.

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  7. 1. D-People can act for both selfish and selfless reasons
    2. D-Both a and b

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  8. 1.) D People can act for both selfish and selfless reasons.

    2.) Both A and B.

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  9. 1. d people could act both selfish or selfless reasons.

    2. d the author most likely favors kindness toward others.

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  10. 1. D, because people can act for both selfish and selfless reasons.

    2. A, because the author likely favors kindness towards others.

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  11. 1. From the above argument, one can conclude that

    d. people can act for both selfish and selfless reasons.

    2. The author probably favours

    d. both a and b.

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  12. 1. D; people can act for both selfish and selfless reasons.

    2. A; kindness towards others.

    I believe that the argument is creditable because the author addresses contradictory points while still giving his or her opinion.

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  13. 1. From the above argument, one can conclude that…
    d. people can act for both selfish and selfless reasons.

    2. The author probably favours…
    a. kindness towards others.

    Additionally, I do believe that the argument provided in the article is credible. The author addresses alternative viewpoints fairly, but still successfully rebuts them with his/her argument. Moreover, I do not sense any bias, and I find the tone (serious, with a twinge of sarcasm) befitting of the topic.

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  14. Meagan McCaffertyMay 1, 2017 at 8:55 AM

    1) D - People could act for both selfish or selfless reasons
    2) A - The authors favors kindness towards other people and B - for their own self interest

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  15. 1. From the above argument, one can conclude that
    D- People can act both for selfish and selfless reasons.



    2. The author probably favours
    A-Kindness towards others.




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  16. 1D. people can act for both selfish and selfless reasons


    2A. kindness towards others

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