-Does the author use headlines, bullet-points, or pictures that persuade you to one side before even reading the article?
– What is the tone of the work-?
-Does it make you side with the author because the writer sounds “cool” or more intelligent than you feel you are?
-Does the author support the argument with convincing statistics, or do the statistics seem to ignore important facts?
-Does the author utilize headlines, bullet points, or photos to encourage you to take a particular stance before you even read the article?
-How would you describe the work’s tone?
-Does it make you sympathize with the author because he or she sounds “cool” or smarter than you?
-Does the author use persuasive data to support the thesis, or do the numbers appear to neglect essential facts?