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Thinking Critically, Seventh Edition
John Chaffee et al.
Additional Chapter Activities
Chapter 8: Relating and Organizing

  1. Analogical relationships compare one thing to another. For example, "Life is like a box of chocolates." In a short essay, develop an analogy that compares the process of writing to something. Try to capture what you find rewarding and/or frustrating about writing, and develop your analogy as fully as possible.

  2. Advertising often depends on implicit causal relationships. That is, advertisers' implicit message is usually something like, "If you buy this product, then you will become…." Write a short essay in which you analyze a particular advertisement for the ways in which cause-and-effect relationships are implied (and/or explicitly stated). Are cause-and-effect relationships in advertising reasonable or realistic? Are they supported by your personal experience?


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