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In-Class Activities

Comparing articles

  1. Take a few minutes to skim both articles - do not read them entirely!
  2. Make a list of at least 5 differences between the two articles. Look for structural differences, not content.
  3. Discuss the questions corresponding to your group number. You will need to search online for some information.
  4. Be prepared to share your responses with the class.
Group Questions
1, 3, 5, 7, 9
  • Who are the authors of the articles?
  • What can you find out about their credentials (e.g., education, work history)?
  • What is the purpose of each source, and what makes you think so?
2, 4, 6, 8, 10
  • What publication did the article appear in?
  • What can you find out about the publication (e.g., reputation, history)?
  • Who is the intended audience of each source, and what makes you think so?

Recap quiz