Step 1Choose a Popular Claim and Supporting Popular Source Imagine that a friend

Step 1Choose a Popular Claim and Supporting Popular Source Imagine that a friend

Step 1Choose a Popular Claim and Supporting Popular Source Imagine that a friend or coworker makes one of the claims listed below (your choice) and references one of the corresponding popular sources as evidence for the claim. You may select a topic not on this list that you are particularly interested in if you so choose. Now that you know the importance of carefully considering information and sources, consider your friend or coworker’s claim and explore one of the corresponding popular sources.

·               “College is too expensive.”

·         http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21600131-too-many-degrees-are-waste-money-return-higher-education-would-be-much-better

·         http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dropping-out-is-college-worth-the-cost/

·               “Drinking red wine is good for your health.”

·         http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/19/red-wine-health_n_1018934.html

·         http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/10931370/A-glass-of-red-wine-please-Doctor.html

·               “Marijuana has positive health benefits.”

·         http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127773447

·               “Carbohydrates lead to obesity.”

·         http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/274783.php

·         http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140330151318.htm

·         http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25325-obesity-linked-to-our-ability-to-digest-carbohydrates.html#.U83ypPldWSo

·               “Factory farming causes unnecessary suffering to animals.”

·         http://www.voanews.com/content/article/180541.html

·         http://science.time.com/2013/10/25/reports-pegs-lingering-problems-with-meat-production-in-the-u-s/

·               “Charter schools provide better choices to low-income families.”

·         http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/07/21/333573812/high-performing-charter-schools-may-improve-students-health

·         http://hpherald.com/2014/07/02/charter-schools-subject-of-urban-education-institute-talk/

·         http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-charters-stats10-2010jan10-story.html

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·               “Legalizing drugs will lead to lower crime.”

·               http://www.msnbc.com/all/does-marijuana-lower-the-crime-rate

·               http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/07/denver_marijuana_crime_louisia.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2680499/Crime-tax-revenues-11million-Six-months-Colorado-voted-legalize-marijuana-sky-fallen-stoner-state-long-term-consequences-unclear.html
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