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Analyzing the argument is an important skill in everyday life, but it is particularly important in academic reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Learn the basics of how arguments are built so you can analyze them more easily.

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“Critical Reading” (THIS PLAYLIST):

Critical thinking and reading (introduction):
Distinguishing fact from opinion:
Analyzing the argument (1/3)…

“Vocabulary” playlist:

“About Literacy” playlist:

“Interpreting what we read” playlist:

Introduction to Logic (by Beth Rosdatter, University of Kentucky):

Introduction to Logic (by Kevin Klement, University of Massachussets-Amhearst):

Argument (in Help with Logic Coach; web site):


Summary of research on cell phones and cancer risk ( article):

Review of evidence for the association between mobile phone use and risk of intracranial tumors (peer-reviewed article in the Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine):

Use of mobile phones and risk of brain tumours: update of Danish cohort study (British Medical Journal article in PDF):

REFERENCES (2016, January). Cell Phones Retrieved from

Lennart Hardell et al., “Meta-Analysis of Long-Term
Mobile Phone Use and the Association With Brain
Tumours,” International Journal of Oncology, Mar. 2008


“And Then We Take Them Down Again” by Dokashiteru (feat. Susan Joseph)

“Sooner or Later” in Artificial Music by Aryll Fae

Learn how to evaluate sources by using the CRAP test.
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Evaluating a journal article

Use our Evaluating Sources checklist to learn how to identify a scholarly journal article.

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Writing an evaluation essay

A brief tutorial on evaluating journal articles and websites for use in academic research. You will learn how to critically apply evaluation criteria to an article in order to determine its quality and usefulness as a research source. This video is primarily for students in ENGL 102 who are completing the Article Review Essay.
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