Source Analysis Of The Threat Of Free Speech At Universities Essay

911 Words Sep 29th, 2014 4 Pages
Kyle Nardine
Professor Woodworth
English Composition 102

Source Analysis of The Threat To Free Speech at Universities One of the aspects that separate my generation from those in the past is that anyone with a computer can be a journalist and provide news. People still have access to news outlets such as MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN, but also a person can get news from their conspiracy theorist friend on Facebook. With a smorgasbord of choices, people need to be aware of three categories when reading an article. The article needs to be authoritative, reliable, and relevant. Being authoritative means that the author has years of training, or schooling in a specific subject. Being reliable means that the author has included all the information about a subject in an article and gives people information about both sides of the story. Finally, being relevant means that the author is not bouncing around from topic to topic and has meaningful information about the subject. The article I have examined is “ The Threat To Free Speech at Universities” written by Greg Lukianoff. In this essay I will examine whether “The Threat to Free Speech at Universities” is authoritative, reliable, and relevant. A woman is running late to class and all of the sudden her car won’t start. After her nerves settle down she realizes her phone is only on 5% and she can only make one call about fixing her car. Does she call her friend that uses a bicycle for transportation or does she call…

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