distinguish fact from opinion

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https://www.cnn.com/2012/10/30/opinion/granderson-...

http://old.seattletimes.com/html/opinion/201931635...

Everyone has an opinion, but these opinions are not always supported by facts. In order to have meaningful debates and discussions, it is important to be able to distinguish fact from opinion, to identify main ideas, and to analyze argumentative texts.

Directions

In this Project, you will compare and evaluate the arguments made in two opposing articles. First, read the two articles:

  • CNN opinion article titled “Why not legalize pot?” by LZ Granderson
  • Seattle Times op-ed titled “Don’t legalize marijuana. It’s addictive” by Robert DuPont and Andrea Barthwell.

While reading, complete the Article Worksheet by following the instructions on the Worksheet and using information in the articles themselves.

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Apply Economic Theories, IMHO Article Worksheet Identify 5 facts in the article “Why not legalize pot?” by LZ Granderson. Identify 5 opinions in the article “Why not legalize pot?” by LZ Granderson. Summarize the article in your own words. Be sure to identify each main point. © Copyright 2015 College for America at Southern New Hampshire University. All rights reserved. Apply Economic Theories, IMHO Article Worksheet Identify 5 facts in the article “Don’t legalize marijuana. It’s addictive” by Andrea Barthwell and Robert DuPont. Identify 5 opinions in the article “Don’t legalize marijuana. It’s addictive” by Andrea Barthwell and Robert DuPont. Summarize the article in your own words. Be sure to identify each main point. © Copyright 2015 College for America at Southern New Hampshire University. All rights reserved. Apply Economic Theories, IMHO Article Worksheet Analyze both articles. Which one makes a more convincing argument? Whose opinions are better supported by facts? © Copyright 2015 College for America at Southern New Hampshire University. All rights reserved. ...
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The article has stated several facts that can be proven, some from history and others
scientifically. One of the points in the presidential election of 1928. Herbert Hoover defeated his
Democratic nominee opponent, Al Smith. The fact that Washington, Colorado, and Oregon have
proposals for the legalization of marijuana is right, therefore, making it one of the facts in the
article. Another fact is the signing of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control
Act by President Nixon which was in response to the addition of vets in Vietnam. Concentration
impairment as a result of marijuana addiction is a fact that has been proven scientifically. Studies
that have been conducted in the past show that alcohol is the most dangerous drug.
Granderson's opinions are e...

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