Lesson 1 (from Introduction, The Problem, pg 1-7)
Introduction, The Problem, pg 1-7
A great deal can be learned by pre-reading activities. Statistics tell us that a bookstore browser will decide in less than a minute whether to buy a book. Today's objective is to "interview" this book to determine who wrote it, what his qualifications are, and whether the book is intended as "sensationalism," that is, appealing to emotion rather than rational thought. We will look at when it was written and who has shown interest in it and whether any or all of those factors have enough appeal to "sell" this book.
1. Individual writing: In your reading log, record the answers to the following questions. What year was this book written? What significance does the year have when looking at a book that is based on science? What are Dr. Hare's qualifications for writing about this topic? Who is endorsing this...
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