CheckPoint Part 1: Argument Credibility
Due Date: Day 2 [Individual forum]
Find a link to an online video or print news story from your favorite online news source.
Your choice of source may range from a major news network to a small opinion
magazine, and should not include YouTube or Google Video. Select a story in which
claims are made and note the story title and source name. Note: If you cannot obtain a
direct link to a video, write a summary of the video’s key points and provide a link to the
Web site where you found the clip.
Answer the following questions in a 100- to 200-word response:
o What claims are being made?
o Do the claims conflict with your personal observations?
o What background information do you have about the claims?
o What is the expertise of the author, if any?
o Is the author biased and untrustworthy, or unbiased and trustworthy?
Post your response and the link to your online source.