You will pick one item that addresses a current issue and make connections to class concepts. The item may be print or video, and may be the product of any source. For example, an article from the current edition of a newspaper or magazine, a segment from a news or talk show, YouTube post, vlog, or any program that features current affairs would all work for this assignment. Videos or clips should be no more than 2 minutes in length.
For this video presentation:
Clearly identify the argument, premises, and conclusion presented in the article or video clip and explain its importance. Did the speakers/writers use deductive or inductive reasoning?
Identify 3 of the following: vague/ambiguous language, credibility, cognitive bias, rhetoric, logical fallacies, generalizations, arguments from analogy, cause and effect reasoning, and value judgments about morality/law/aesthetics. Explain why you think the argument fits this concept. Also identify if this was purposeful and why, as well as how this impacts the strength of the argument?
Provide a conclusion to your video. Was the argument convincing? What is your position? (30 seconds max)
Points possible: 100 points; Length: 5–10 minutes
You will be graded on:
Your ability to identify arguments being made about relevant issues in our world today
How well you identify class concepts; accuracy and a clear explanation are required
Your use of terminology from the textbook/ class lectures
Your ability to showcase your critical thinking skills
Your presentation skills and delivery
Texts or clips cannot be more than 90 days old.
Recording, Uploading, and Submitting
You may cut up clips, pause to identify concepts, or use a clip for a full 2 minutes. However, you cannot use over two minutes of video.
Clips and articles must be presented on video and added to a reference slide in a PowerPoint that you will use to supplement your presentation.
If using the Desktop Recording Tool, it is recommended to choose the “Record Screen and Webcam” option for this presentation. Showcase your video clip or article in your browser to ensure audio comes through to your finished presentation.